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Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Dr. Spock wrote his famous book on child care from 1943 to 1946. It was first published in 1946 by Pocket Books. The first line,  ”Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do.” has been included  in  all of the following 8 editions.

This 8th edition has been published in countries all over the world, with sales of more than 1M copies.  On May 2nd, 2011, Pocket Books will publish the 9th edition with co-author, Dr. Robert Needlman.  There will be a pub party in NYC in Central Park at the Boathouse to celebrate the continuation of the legacy of this book.

One Response to “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care”

  1. Carey 20 March 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I recently bought DR. Spock’s Baby and Childcare book (9th ed). I am an adoption social worker at Child Welfare: East London In South Africa. I do not have any children of my own and did not have a great amount of knowledge on baby care, until i bought this book. I have found it a great help. Unfortunately because we are a non-profit organisation, buying more of these books for staff and clients who may need it, is not possible, due to lack of funding. I do however keep this book on my desk in my office and often recommend our adoptive parents who are parenting for the first time to buy this book if they can afford it. This book has so much useful information, especially for first time parents. I absolutely loved that it includes cross-cultural families and families with same sex parents, as very few books include this.


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