Excerpt from The Mom Book by Stacy M. DeBroff, plus links to reviews, author biography & more

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The Mom Book

4,278 of Mom Central's Tips...for Moms, from Moms

by Stacy M. DeBroff

The Mom Book
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    Feb 2002, 704 pages

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Table of Contents and an Excerpt from Chapter 3


CONTENTS

Introduction

1 CLEAN, CLOTHED, & WELL RESTED

10 Defining Principles

Diapering

The Basics • Keeping Your Squirmer Entertained • Dealing with Diaper Rash • Protection Against Nighttime Leaks • Keeping Diapers on Your Child • Saving Money

Toilet Training
Getting Underway • On the Road • At Night

Clothing
Buying Clothes • Shoes • Pajamas • Making It Easy for Your Toddler to Dress Himself • Ending Clothing Battles • Dressing for School • Patching, Buttons, & Repairs • Outgrown Clothes

Bathing & Grooming
Sponge Bathing Your Newborn • Baby Bath • When Your Child Dislikes Baths • Make Yourself Comfortable & Productive • Get Creative • Splashing • Getting out of the Tub • Summer Bath • Bath Safety • Nails • Hair

Dental Care
Care of Baby Teeth • Teething Relief • Brushing • Flossing

Sleep
Bedtime Routine • Night Owls & Early Risers • When Your Child Refuses Naps • Nighttime Fears • Family Bed


2 FEEDING YOUR CHILD

10 Defining Principles

Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding, & Weaning Breastfeeding

Advantages • Getting Started • Latching onto the Breast • When Your Baby Refuses to Nurse • Prevention of & Relief for Sore Nipples • Cost-Saving Nursing Pads and Bras • Pumping • Breastfeeding & Travel for Work

Bottlefeeding
Advantages • Formula • Nipples • Feeding Your Baby Her Bottle • Warming Bottles • Nighttime Bottles

Burping

Weaning

Weaning from the Breast • Weaning to a Cup • Weaning off a Pacifier

Introducing Solids
Signs Your Baby Is Ready for More Textured Food • Getting Started • Spoon Feeding • Order of Introduction • Allergens • Baby Food • High Chair • Bibs • Finger Food • Choking • Teaching Your Toddler to Pour Her Own Drinks • Cleaning Up

Feeding Your Fussy Eater
Eating Well • Making Food More Fun • Ways to Get Your Child to Eat Vegetables & Fruit • Not Hungry at Mealtimes • If Your Child Refuses to Eat Breakfast • School Lunch Ideas

Feeding Your Overeater

In the Kitchen Tips

How to Make Dinner Without Going Crazy • Meal Planning • Cooking Ahead for Meals • Using Your Freezer • Time Savers • Family Dinners


3 MEDICAL CONCERNS, CHILDPROOFING, & SAFETY

10 Defining Principles

Pediatric Care

Selecting a Pediatrician • Ongoing Care • Calling After Hours • Keeping Medical Records • When to Change Pediatricians

Emergencies & Hospitalization
Emergency Room Visits • Hospitalization

Colic

Home Medical Care

Giving Your Child Medicine • Cold & Flu Season • Comforting Your Sick Child • Booboos • Bites, Stings, & Insects • Nosebleeds • Rashes, Chicken Pox, & Poison Ivy • Protection from the Sun • Allergy-Proofing

Childproofing & Safety
Utilities & Appliances • Doors • Windows • Stairways • Furniture & Knickknacks • Baby Equipment • Toys • Bathroom • Kitchen • Decks, Porches, & Balconies • Backyard • Garage • Car • Bicycle • Accidental Poisoning • Lead Poisoning

Disaster Precautions
Fire Safety • Water Safety • Disaster Survival Kit • Preventing Abduction


4 SOCIALIZING YOUR CHILD

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