Baby Comes Home by Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, A Parent's Guide

Unlike most baby care books, expert pediatrician and health communicator DR. PAUL Roumeliotis takes a unique approach by emphasizing what scientific advances have confirmed—that what happens early on in life affects one's overall health decades down the road.

Baby Comes Home communicates the latest science that explains how positive or negative early childhood experiences can have lifelong consequences. The book begins by describing the vital changes that occur in a baby's brain during the first 18 months. It then explores the new "Science of TLC", that shows how tender, loving, and caring relationships with babies help to positively shape their brains. The book then presents important practical information on safety in the home and outdoors, baby routines/patterns, immunizations, injury prevention, nutrition, and more. To complete this useful guide, DR.PAUL also reviews common baby care issues and concerns as well as illnesses and conditions commonly seen during the first few years of life. 

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, daycare teacher or child caregiver, this book is an excellent reference resource for your baby's current and future health, wellness and prosperity.

 DR. PAUL Roumeliotis is an expert on early child health and wellness and a health communications pioneer. His educational content has reached millions of people online and he is regularly featured on TV and radio. He is an adjunct professor of pediatrics and former director of Multi-Format Health Communications for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. DR.PAUL also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he is an Associate faculty member.

A health communications pioneer and pediatrician, DR.PAUL Roumeliotis believes that the future of healthcare is in communicating health information in a variety of media formats, thereby making It available to the largest audience possible. It was this vision that inspired him to become a writer/publisher/producer of multi-format health and wellness resources, including becoming the world’s first online pediatrician with a website that has been visited by millions since its launch in 1995.

Beginning as a professional drummer and record producer, DR. PAUL’s journey to his present vision actually preceded his medical career. In 1991, he merged his medical expertise and technical talents into the DR. PAUL Child Health and Wellness Information Project, reflecting his commitment to create practical and trustworthy health information resources in all formats. He has created and produced well over 300 productions (more than 1 million of his videos, cassettes, and DVDs have been distributed across North America).

DR.PAUL has been able to effectively merge his skills in producing information with accuracy, credibility, confidence, and comfort as a common theme. The potential social impact is enormous, as the need for accurate and empathetic health content is huge.

You can connect with Dr. PAUL through his websitetwitter, and on facebook.

You can purchase Baby Comes Home on Influence PublishingAmazon and, Barnes & Noble​.

My Review:

I was approached to complete an honest review of this book. My children are no longer newborns, my daughter is soon to be four (in May) and my son will be two (also in May). So you can understand I will have already surpassed most of what was covered, and being an attached parent I had a slight prejudgment as I do to most parent guides. What interested me to accept this offer was in it's synopsis; "communicates the latest science that explains how positive or negative early childhood experiences can have lifelong consequences". 

I greatly appreciated the fact Dr. PAUL recommends co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing, extend car seat rear facing to the age of 2, and had NO mention of CIO as an 'effective way to achieve independent sleep'. I can't tell you how excited I was when I came across these chapters. Those topics were just my own personal win, although my AP style was very appeased the topics this books covers is substantially more than i've ever seen in any other book, and is definitely not directed to one particular type of parenting style. To name a few; water safety, car safety, healthy stimulation, nutrition information, milestone development, immunization, and an endless list of any childhood 'illness' you can ever expect and how to treat it, from nasal congestion, to hand foot and mouth etc.. This book has it all.

I would highly recommend this book for any new or expecting parent. If i had one small note to add to the book, it would be in the car seat safety section. To include the hazards of bulky snowsuits and how it compromises the child's safety when in a 5 point harness. He does mention a link for up to date car seat safety information.  

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Cheryl. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. I'd like this book for my friend. It looks like it would have tons of great information.

  2. Thank you for the very kind review and suggestion........
    In fact, I have added a paragraph to the car safety section of my book warning parents about bulky winter suits and car seat use. It will appear in the next printing and I will update my website as well.




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