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Babyhood: Stage by Stage, from Birth to Age Two : How Your Baby Develops Physically, Emotionally, Mentally [Hardcover]

Penelope Leach
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Oct 1976
This completely revised and expanded edition is designed for parents and professionals, student doctors and psychologists, nurses and social workers, community workers and playgroup people, indeed for anyone who wants or needs to know about babies and very young children.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Inc (T) (Oct 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394498429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394498423
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,907,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful insights into how babies develop 17 Aug 2006
This book enriched my experience of my first child's early months by making me more aware of all the changes she was going through, and how incredible even tiny new developments are -- such as learning to move her arms and legs intentionally. The book was first published in the 1970s and this is a revised edition from the early 1980s, but in many ways it feels more modern and sensible than many of the books on babies which are most popular today. It addresses the issues of babies' individual personalities and how this can affect how they develop -- a subject which more practical, but less well-informed baby manuals don't even acknowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Babyhood: a different & useful book 27 Nov 2010
By pol098
I first bought this book in 1975, and have bought lots of copies to give to friends and family over the years. Unlike all other books of the time which tell you what to do (each book with different advice), it simply tells you what to expect as the baby develops normally, which is incredibly useful. If I remember rightly, for example, at 11 months typically, a baby will learn to throw things on the floor, and will do it all the time. Just normal development, not naughtiness or any problem. I don't know if there are other similar books now, but the facts haven't changed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good advice when you have your first baby 3 Nov 2012
By Lee
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Book arrived in good time and good condition. Very reasonable price. I found the first edition very helpful when I had my first baby in the 1970s and hope this will help my daughter. As the intro says this is not about what you do when you have a baby but WHY you do it.
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