Reassurance and a helping hand for new parents during their infant's crucial first six months. It addresses the problems, both real and imagined, that trouble and mystify all new parents, and it combines concise, professional know-how (Shukat is a pediatrician) with the common-sense, comforting advice of experienced mothers (both co-authors) who have firsthand knowledge of their subject. While they don't minimize any of the symptoms that need immediate attention, the authors emphasize that most newborn ailments that cause anguish and worry are temporary, and they offer assurance that both parents and baby will survive these ordeals. New mothers will appreciate the sympathetic understanding and hand-holding that this book provides. They will also find guidance in consulting a pediatrician--what to expect in service, how to give clear information, even how to handle the sensitive situation of changing doctors if the rapport is not right between parents and doctor. A what-to-do-if list of infant emergencies and safety tips conclude a useful, cheerful guidebook written in a conversational, friendly style. All in all, a worthwhile addition to a baby-care library.