The 24/7 Baby Doctor is the essential twenty-first-century reference guide for new parents. Doing away with the often intimidating “What to Expect” approach of so many parenting books, Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy coaches readers in an encouraging, you-can-do-this voice, telling parents what they can do and when they need to consult their doctor. She asks (and answers) all key questions, on topics such as sleep, food, crying, stooling, spitting up, development, health and safety, and technology. She offers evidence-based solutions that reflect American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and the latest research—whether on vaccines, autism, or cognitive products that supposedly make babies smarter. And, where possible, Dr. McEvoy gives parents the parameters to make their own choices.
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General West Medical Group, based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also a senior pediatrician on staff at the hospital.
Florence Isaacs is the author or coauthor of nine books, and has contributed articles on subjects including health and medicine to leading national magazines. She is a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Chapter 1: Sleep—Getting to ZZZ's
Chapter 2: Breastfeeding—Issues and Challenges
Chapter 3: Food and Nutrition—Starting Off Right
Chapter 5: Pee, Poop, and Spit Ups—the Diaper Diaries
Chapter 6: Growth and Development—a Wide Range of Normal
Chapter 7: Babies' Bodies—From Head-to-Toes
Chapter 8: Immunizations—Facts and Fiction
Chapter 9: Illness—Is the Baby Sick?
Chapter 10: Injuries and Accidents—Call the Medics
Chapter 11: Allergies—ABC's of Prevention and Management
Chapter 12: Day-to-Day Baby Care—the Basics
Chapter 13: Health Information/Technology--Be a Savvy Consumer
Chapter 14: Work/Career Choices—What's Right for You?
Chapter 15: Maintaining the Integrity of Your Marriage--Working Together
Chapter 16: Caring for Yourself—How to Take Your Life Back
Chapter 17: A Year to Remember
“This book is a no non-sense book, and gives direct answers to direct questions…To anyone out there about to have a baby, just had a baby or even thinking about a baby shower gift; I suggest you pick this book up. You won't be disappointed!”—ManagingMommyhood.com
“24/7 Baby Doctor takes on a lot of key questions, like what issues warrant a call to the pediatrician and which you can handle yourself, vaccinating schedules, sleeping issues and even which baby Web sites are the most accurate and best to visit. Overall, I think the book was well-written and very useful.” –TheSouthernBelleBaby.com
“No more weeding through responses you get on a Google search… They are quick, practical, "get right to the point" solutions. It really is like having a pediatrician on call 24/7.”—HelloSneakersGoodbyeHeels.com
"There is much information about the care of children. What is needed is wisdom. Dr. McEvoy provides that in this most intelligent and balanced book. Her insights and advice will help so many parents as they seek to do the best that can be done for their children." ---Jerome Groopman, M.D., Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School, author of How Doctors Think.
"Finally--a comprehensive answer book to all the baby-care questions that run through your mind during that pivotal first year--from a pediatrician who has been there personally and professionally. It's peace of mind in paperback." --Sandra Gordon, author of Consumer Reports Best Baby Products
“New parents are crying out for guidance in the hectic first months of their babies' lives. This user-friendly book supplies it with practical information, wisdom, and accessible language. Dr. McEvoy's answers to families' most important questions are authoritative, evidence-based, and backed by her more than 30 years of experience in pediatrics. She is an outstanding doctor and superb pediatrician. With this book you have all her expertise available to you 24 hours a day—7 days a week. The 24/7 Baby Doctor deserves a space on every parent's shelf.” -- Isaac Schiff, M.D., Chief, Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Joe Vincent MEIGS Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School
“You don't have to wash your baby's clothes separately! The 24/7 Baby Doctor answers practically every question that new parents have and will surly boost your confidence and prepare you for the many challenges of baby's first year.”—Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT, Licensed Child & Family Therapist, founder, TheGoToMom.TV, author of The Go-To Mom's Guide to Positive Parenting: Why Emotions Matter More Than You Know