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Beyond the Checkup from Birth to Age Four

A Pediatrician's Guide to Calm, Confident Parenting

6 x 9; $17.95

288 pages

ISBN: 9781632171979

A health and wellness handbook that follows the normal checkup schedule from birth to age four with the goal of instilling calm and confidence in new or anxious parents.

This handbook for parents of newborns and children up to the age of four is a breath of fresh air in the parenting category. Dr. Luke Voytas is a practicing pediatrician (and father of two young kids) who helps new parents to feel confident and secure in their ability to meet their baby's needs. Chapters begin with the final preparations leading up to baby's birth, including how to find the right doctor and the essentials you will need when he or she comes home. The book then follows the normal checkup schedule through age four. Development and feeding are addressed throughout, but the heart of the book wrestles with topics like sleep, picky eaters, discipline, and screen time. Also included are questions most frequently asked by parents as well as brief case studies that prepare parents for handling common illnesses they might encounter. Using respected scientific studies to back up information and recommendations, this handbook will be a trusted reference new parents can count on.

Dr. Luke Voytas is a full-time pediatrician at Evergreen Pediatrics in Vancouver, Washington. He has also served as the chair of pediatrics at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, the largest hospital in southwest Washington. He is known for his ability to help even the most anxious parents learn to feel confident about what they're doing for their kids. He lives in Portland, OR, with his wife (who is also a pediatrician) and their kids.


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