Unlike most baby care books, expert pediatrician and health communicator DR. PAUL Roumeliotis takes a unique approach by emphasizing what scientific advances have confirmed—that what happens early on in life affects one’s overall health decades down the road.
Baby Comes Home communicates the latest science that explains how positive or negative early childhood experiences can have lifelong consequences. The book begins by describing the vital changes that occur in a baby‘s brain during the first 18 months. It then explores the new “Science of TLC”, that shows how tender, loving, and caring relationships with babies help to positively shape their brains. The book then presents important practical information on safety in the home and outdoors, baby routines/patterns, immunizations, injury prevention, nutrition, and more. DR.PAUL also reviews common baby care issues and concerns as well as illnesses and conditions commonly seen during the first few years of life.
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, daycare teacher or child caregiver, this book is an excellent reference resource for your baby‘s current and future health, wellness and prosperity.
To hear Dr. Paul talk about his new book on CTV News, visit the page CTV Morning Live: Paging Dr. Paul.
Going home with your new baby is quite possibly one of the most daunting experiences you’ll go through in the duration of raising your baby. There is just so much you don’t know about the little human you hold in your arms and you can hardly catch your breath when you think of all the things you want for your baby’s wellness, growth and development.
When making up your list of must-have baby gear, I recommend listing at least one book that is resourceful and that will serve as a reference book when the need arises. ‘Baby Comes Home’ is just the book you need. Since all children are so different, by no means do I believe that any one book will have all the answers, but well researched books such as this will serve as an excellent guide. The best part is, this book is useful for anyone taking care of a child, be it a grandparent, aunt, uncle, babysitter or day care teacher.
Reading through the book myself, I had 2 opposing reactions – the first being that despite everything I didn’t know about my son’s condition, and how afraid I was for him, I never let a day go by when I didn’t hold him (even while connected to machines) and tell him that I loved him – believing it would help him feel safe. The section on the Science of Tender Loving Care reconfirmed my belief of how important it is to comfort and console your child. On the other hand I realised just how much I missed out on during those first 18 months, when my main concerns were managing treatments, medications, hospital visits and stabilising his condition.
Overall, I found the book insightful and educational. Dr. Paul also manages to explain various medical issues in easy to understand terminology. Looking back, I could have really used the guide on feeding and sleeping patterns. Other chapters in the book include: Keeping Baby Safe: Injury Prevention, Handling & Caring for Baby, Getting Used to Baby’s Routines, Nutrition, Formula Feeding, Growth & Development, Immunization, Common Baby & Childcare Issues, Common Illnesses and Conditions During the First Eighteen Months.
About the Author
DR. PAUL Roumeliotis is an expert on early child health and wellness and a health communications pioneer. His educational content has reached millions of people online and he is regularly featured on TV and radio. He is an adjunct professor of pediatrics and former director of Multi-Format Health Communications for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. DR.PAUL also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he is an Associate faculty member.
A health communications pioneer and pediatrician, DR.PAUL Roumeliotis believes that the future of healthcare is in communicating health information in a variety of media formats, thereby making It available to the largest audience possible. It was this vision that inspired him to become a writer/publisher/producer of multi-format health and wellness resources, including becoming the world’s first online pediatrician with a website that has been visited by millions since its launch in 1995.
Beginning as a professional drummer and record producer, DR. PAUL’s journey to his present vision actually preceded his medical career. In 1991, he merged his medical expertise and technical talents into the DR. PAUL Child Health and Wellness Information Project, reflecting his commitment to create practical and trustworthy health information resources in all formats. He has created and produced well over 300 productions (more than 1 million of his videos, cassettes, and DVDs have been distributed across North America).
DR.PAUL has been able to effectively merge his skills in producing information with accuracy, credibility, confidence, and comfort as a common theme. The potential social impact is enormous, as the need for accurate and empathetic health content is huge.
Where to buy the book:
Win 1 of 5 print copies of Baby Comes Home (open internationally)
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from iRead Book Tours to review. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.