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Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development With More Than 100 Time-Tested Activities
by Anne Zachry, PhD,OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Child Development Specialist
New isn’t always better, especially when it comes to the health and well-being of our children. Over the past several decades, tremendous advances have been made in the development of baby products and technology for infants and toddlers.These innovations, such as bouncer seats, carriers, and baby “educational” videos are intended to make our daily lives easier and more efficient, but at what cost?
As a mother, an occupational therapist, and child development expert with more than 20 years in the field of pediatrics, Dr. Zachry has seen first hand how the overuse of these “advances” can affect the development of children. That’s why she wrote Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development With More Than 100 Time-Tested Activities.
Parents want to give their children the best possible start in life. They hope to ensure their baby stays on track and meets important developmental milestones. Yet there is so much to learn, and it can be overwhelming with so many decisions to make. For example, which car seat is safest? Do you need a changing table? How does one choose the best stroller, swing, exersaucer, bouncer seat, and pack-n-play? And are all of these items even necessary?
In this eye-opening resource, Dr. Zachry
And what’s the absolute best reason to carry out the developmental activities in Retro Baby? They’ll give parents lots of opportunities to spend one-on-one time with their baby, creating a special bond that will last a lifetime. (190 pp.)