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Babyhood: Infant Development from Birth (Penguin health care & fitness) Paperback – 28 Mar 1991

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New ed of 2 Revised ed edition (28 Mar. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140130616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140130614
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leach show us, almost month by month, what your baby will do so that you can understand and anticipate your child's development and behavior. She explains what is happening to the child - physically, mentally and emotionally - from newborn to 2 years old --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Penelope Leach is a leading source of child development information and child care advice for parents all over the world, and a powerful advocate for the needs of families.
She was educated at Cambridge University and at the London School of Economics, where she received her Ph.D. in psychology, after which she studied many aspects of child development and child rearing under the auspices of Britain s Medical Research Council.
A Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a founding member of the UK branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, she works on both sides of the Atlantic and in various capacities for parents and children s organizations concerned with prenatal care and birth, family-friendly working practices, day care and early years education. She currently co-directs a major program of research in the UK into the effects of various forms and combinations of care on children s development from birth to school-age.
Penelope Leach s books include "Babyhood, Your Growing Child: From Babyhood Through Adolescence, The First Six Months, Children First: What Our Society Must Do and Is Not Doing for Our Children Today" and "Your Baby & Child, "which has been translated into 29 languages and is the basis for an award-winning cable TV series." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I bought this book in 1978 just before my daughter was born. It became my bible because the information/advice was so sensible even though much of it seemed revolutionary compared with what was advised by my HV and other books of the time. It allowed me to follow my heart and be the best possible mum to my new baby. Through understanding normal development and behaviour, 'naughtiness' was never an issue. Thanks to this book, we had the most delightful and happy time lasting until she went to school and beyond. As my own copy is full of precious margin notes on her development, I am now buying my pregnant daughter her own copy.
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This book taught me things like to give my children a spoon as soon as they could sit in a high chair at 6 months or so - you have a spoon and they have a spoon and they are feeding themselves without help from the age of about 8 months - with no food throwing as it is fun for them to feed themselves at this age when it is still a bit of a challenge for them. The older books may not be as attractively presented as more recent ones, but the content can be far better - knowledge may have advanced in certain areas but most of it is still accurate. I bought this copy for a friend.
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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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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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This book was given to me when I had my first child in 1976. I felt it was the one thing that helped me to retain my sanity. My own daughter is expecting her first baby this year and I toyed with giving her my copy then decided there were some things I just couldn't part with. I was delighted to find this second hand book on Amazon and extremely pleased with the condition of it when it arrived. I just hope my girl finds it as useful as I did!
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