You’ve made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brings its own set of challenges and questions — and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom of parents who’ve “been there, done that” . . . and combines it with solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician. Inside, you’ll learn:
• The truth about The Terrible Twos—and how to raise a well-behaved child without going insane.
• Picky Eaters—learn how to cope . . . and convince your child to eat something besides Goldfish crackers.
• Toilet train your toddler in just one day. No, that’s not a typo—learn the Zen of Toilet Training, when to start and how to make it work.
• What’s normal—and what’s not when it comes to your toddler’s growth and development. Spot the early clues for autism and other red flags.
• Simple steps and smart advice to avoid environmental hazards. The most up-to-date, evidence-based health info for you and your toddler!
This new 3rd is revised and expanded with new content:
1. Revamped discipline chapter. What to say and how to say it for specific "teaching moment" situations and ages.
2. Expanded development section. Checklists to track your child's development for each well-child visit (know what your doc is going to ask you and what you should be seeing for each development stage.)
3. Additional advice on nutrition. More tricks to satisfy your nutrition goals and your picky eater.
4. Sleep. Expanded "how-to" tips--if your kid isn't sleeping through the night yet and you really need help!
5. Vaccines. Updated with the latest greatest controversies and scientific research on childhood immunizations.
"Smart! Funny! Covers all the bases,"
You've made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brings its own set of challenges and questions — and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom of parents who've “been there, done that . . . and combines it with solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician. Inside, you'll learn:
? The truth about The Terrible Twos—and how to raise a well-behaved child without going insane.
? Picky Eaters—learn how to cope . . . and convince your child to eat something besides Goldfish crackers.
? Toilet train your toddler in just one day. No, that's not a typo—learn the Zen of Toilet Training, when to start and how to make it work.
? What's normal—and what's not when it comes to your toddler's growth and development. Spot the early clues for autism and other red flags.
? Simple steps and smart advice to avoid environmental hazards.
? The most up-to-date, evidence-based health info for you and your
Authors Ari Brown, M.D. and Denise Fields, M.O.M. have been there, done that! Dr. Brown is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a trusted source on children's healthcare. She's been featured on NBC's Today Show and is a medical advisor to Parents Magazine. Denise Fields is the best-selling author of Baby Bargains and has been featured as a parenting expert on Oprah and in the Wall Street Journal. Between them, they have four children, ages 9 to 14.
Most helpful customer reviews
97 of 98 people found the following review helpful.
The "Missing Manual"
By T. A. Davila
My wife and I were recently blessed with the placement of three beautiful children (ages 2, 3 & 6) through Children's Protective Services. Having never been parents before, we were initially overwhelmed with the responsibility and chaos. We spent several tearful evenings wondering if we were cut out for the challenges of child-rearing.
After a particularly bad temper tantrum by the 2 year old, I left the house in desperation. I spent the afternoon at the nearest bookstore and browsed a stack of over 20 books in search of the elusive "perfect resource". My search concluded when I picked up a copy of "Toddler 411". This book stood head and shoulders above any other book I had browsed... it was the crème on top of the coffee! It was the perfect parenting resource.
Since purchasing "Toddler 411" we have referred to the book on a near daily basis. From constipation to ear-aches, this book has provided an answer for EVERY question we have thrown at it. I highly recommend this book to all parents. In particular, I strongly recommend this book to new adoptive parents of toddlers. For them, this book should be required reading. It is the "Instruction Manual" our case worker forgot to give us.
88 of 92 people found the following review helpful.
Lots of medical advice with little else
By M. Barber
I bought this book as another resource for ideas on the trickier areas of raising a toddler -- temper tantrums, taking away the pacifier, potty training and the like. I expected some medical-related chapters in addition to practical advice on other issues. After receiving the book, I eagerly sat down and started reading. To my disappointment, the book is mostly medical advice. While it's been great when I've wanted to figure out which teeth should be coming in next or narrow down what could be causing a rash, it has very little information about other topics. If you're looking for a medical reference book, this one is better than most. If you're looking for new or creative ideas on how to deal with the behavioral and social issues of raising a toddler, keep looking.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
A Must Have for Toddler Parents
I love Baby 411 and I give it to every expecting parent that I know. I was hopeful that this sequel lived up to my high expectations. I will admit, when I originally previewed this book when my daughter was about 9 months old, I wasn't impressed. I didn't understand why so much of the book was focused on discipline. Well- the joke was on me! Now that my daughter is 12 months old I completely understand why so much was on discipline! That is what you do when you have a toddler! I am looking forward to using this book as a reference for many months to come. Lastly, if you are not familiar with the 411 series, the author's writing style is down-to-earth, to the point, and focused on common sense. They do not write in a clinical manner and I appreciate the advice coming from pediatrician's that sound like my friends.