This book examines the importance of prenatal, birth, and postnatal factors in determining the extent of "risk" that may be predicted for an infant in the first year of life and in early childhood. It highlights the multiplicity of factors that contribute to "survival" in the developmental process.
1. The Human Infant and the Processes of Development 2. Perinatal Indicators and Psychophysiological Precursors of Crib Death 3. Controlling Food Preferences in Children 4. The Critical Period Hypothesis Revisited: Mother to Infant Social Bonding in the Neonatal Period 5. Caretaking or Reproductive Casualty? Determinants in Developmental Deviancy 6. Epilogue: Safeguarding the Developmental Journey