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Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Infant Care books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. What to Expect the First Year (2014)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionWith over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more…
Author(s): Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

2. The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance (Owner’s and Instruction Manual) (2012)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionAt Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Newborn Baby Technology You’ve programmed your DVR, you’ve installed a wireless Internet connection, you can even check Facebook on your cell phone. But none of this experience will prepare you for the world’s biggest technological marvel: a newborn baby.   Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What’s the best way to swaddle a baby? How can I make my newborn sleep through the night? When should I bring the baby to a doctor for servicing? Whatever your…
Author(s): Borgenicht M.D., Louis, Joe Borgenicht

3. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 6th Edition: Birth to Age 5 (2014)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Whether it’s resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and…
Author(s): American Academy of Pediatrics

4. Delmar’s Maternal-Infant Nursing Care Plans [Paperback] [2004] (Author) Karla L. Luxner (1994)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 62857th edition (1994) ASIN: B00E7JRD7S Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,586,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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5. Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children (2018)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrepare to give pediatric patients the specialized care they deserve with the leading text in pediatric nursing. Written by pediatric experts, takes a unique, easy-to-follow developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. This longtime bestseller provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems and explained through the nursing process framework. This…
Author(s): Hockenberry PhD RN-CS PNP FAAN, Marilyn J., Wilson MS RN C(INC), David

6. Study Guide for Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children (2018)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionCorresponding chapter by chapter to the completely reorganized and revised , this study guide helps you apply pediatric nursing concepts to real-world practice. It assesses, reinforces, and strengthens your understanding of pediatric nursing with learning activities, review questions, and case studies with critical thinking questions. Learning Key Terms ― consisting of matching and fill-in-the-blank questions ― test your ability to define all key terms highlighted in each textbook chapter. An answer key for the review questions and learning activities is included in the back of the study guide. Pages are…
Author(s): Hockenberry PhD RN-CS PNP FAAN, Marilyn J., Wilson MS RN C(INC), David, et al.

7. Newborn 101: Secrets from Expert Nurses on Preparing and Caring for Your Baby at Home (2017)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionCarole Kramer Arsenault has spent the last two decades helping parents through pregnancy, labor, and all of their new responsibilities once baby comes home—both as a longtime pediatric nurse, and as the founder of the most highly regarded baby-care service in New England. From the first trimester to the “fourth” (baby’s crucial first three months), Arsenault and her team of professional nurses have seen it all. Now, they share their expert advice on:…
Author(s): Arsenault RN IBCLC, Carole Kramer, Camann MD, William

8. The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer (2015)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate Collection  Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book—fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk—can teach you too! Dr. Karp’s highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:   Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth An “off switch” all babies are born with…
Author(s): Harvey Karp

9. Teach Yourself Baby Sleep (Teach Yourself: General Reference) (2007)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionColic, sleep apnea, and night terrors are just a few of the problems babies face during the sleep hours. Teach Yourself Baby Sleep provides you with practical tips and case studies to help you empower yourself and conquer these seemingly insurmountable issues….
Author(s): Andrea Grace

10. Study Guide for Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children (2014)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionMaster pediatric nursing concepts and apply them to the practice setting! Corresponding to the chapters in , by Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, this study guide reinforces your understanding of pediatric nursing with learning activities, review questions, and case studies with critical thinking questions. includes multiple-choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and true/false questions….
Author(s): Hockenberry PhD RN-CS PNP FAAN, Marilyn J., Wilson MS RN C(INC), David, et al.

11. Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice (2005)

 Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate CollectionUnderpinned by substantive research on meeting the developmental and attachment needs of infants, this book offers constructive advice on how to encourage curiosity, confidence and emotional security in young children. Based on a philosophy of respect and sensitive observation of infants, it is appropriate for use in Sure Start programmes. The contributors offer a model that supports children’s development and well being without relying on expensive material resources, and enables a coherent care strategy to be applied across different services.They explain the main elements of the RIE approach…
Author(s): Stephanie Petrie, Sue Owen

Best Infant Care Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some infant care books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education

Author(s): Dianne Widmeyer Eyer; Janet Gonzalez-Mena
ID: 2375535, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2017, Size: 24 Mb, Format: pdf

Joint Care of Parents and Infants in Perinatal Psychiatry

Author(s): Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay, Nine M-C Glangeaud-Freudenthal, Antoine Guedeney, Anita Riecher-Rössler (eds.)
ID: 1407667, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Infant Mortality and Working-Class Child Care, 1850–1899

Author(s): Melanie Reynolds
ID: 1583701, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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