AAP Releases New Guidebook for Parents of Infants and Toddlers


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American Academy of Pediatrics
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A pediatric physician operating in California for more than 35 years, Lloyd Takao, MD, sees between 18-22 patients per day at his private practice. Outside of his everyday clinical work, Dr. Lloyd Takao is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

It’s common for first-time parents to have many questions about caring for their newborn babies. Rather than rely on word-of-mouth advice or Internet searches, parents can turn to a new comprehensive guide developed by the AAP and renowned child care expert Dr. Tanya Altmann. The book, Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents’ Top 150 Questions, is presented in a question-and-answer format so that parents can find reliable, accurate answers just as quickly as they could perform an Internet search. The book covers myriad topics relevant to parents of children up to age 3, from safe sleep and breastfeeding to temper tantrums and vaccinations.

Backed by the AAP, Dr. Altmann is an assistant clinical professor at Mattel’s Children’s Hospital at UCLA and the author of numerous parenting books.


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