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Babyhood

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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
Paperback, 440 pages
Published June 12th 1983 by Knopf
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Carol
Mar 10, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
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Though my daughter is well past “babyhood,” I have been going through some of the books I enjoyed when she was at this stage.

I think Babyhood by Penelope Leach is an extremely useful resource for those who are interested in a more detailed discussion of baby development than is provided in the What to Expect series.

Leach’s book is divided into five sections; she begins with a detailed discussion of
feeding and other physical fundamentals of the newborn; then she discusses the dramatic changes f
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Katie
Jan 05, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing
This one is great for any parent who wants to know, "why is my baby doing this?" Penelope Leach has a great insight on what is going on and why our babies do what they do. It really made me think, "oh, that makes sence." It was obviously written in the 70s and you can tell by some of the things she writes about, but, the information about babies is timeless. A must read for parents of babies, I highly recommend.
Emily
Feb 19, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
A very technical navigational guide through the first months of kid care. And by technical I mean graphic, freaky and amazing. Highly informative for all who know very little on the subject.
AJ Conroy
Sep 26, 2010 AJ Conroy rated it really liked it
One of the least hysterical, most reasonable baby books. I also like that she explains current research and puts it in context.
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i had a new baby when i was reading this.
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Dr. Penelope J. Leach (born Penelope Jane Balchin) is a British psychologist who writes extensively on parenting issues from a child development perspective.
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