Your Child's Health

Your Child's Health

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by Barton D. Schmitt

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This aims to provide practical advice about common pediatric problems and emergencies. Information on each topic, problem, or disease is organized in the same way: symptoms or characteristics; causes and expected course; guidelines on treatment; recommendations for home care. The first two sections cover common pediatric emergencies; the third newborn and infant care; the fourth behavior problemsdiscipline basics, stuttering, temper tantrums, bed-wetting, and the impact of divorce. The final section describes signs, symptoms, and treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, nose, skin, lungs, etc. Similar to other available parent guides, this is handy but not essential. Jodith Janes, University Hospitals of Cleveland

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Your Child's Health 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Ma2Briggs More than 1 year ago
I am a first time mom, and got this as a gift. I love this book. It is very imformative & easy to read. I love how it also gives guidelines on feeding & sleeping by your childs age. Also gives you solutions to problems like ear infections, etc and lets you know what can wait til the next morning to call the Dr. or what is an emergency now! It covers all kinds of things, its just awesome! A must have for new parents! Like the cover says, it is the book you will rech for first!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband gave me an earlier edition of this book almost 20 years ago, when we were stationed in Germany. I had a toddler and a newborn baby, and no easy access to medical care or more experienced family members much of the time. This book got me through a lot of scary moments, and more often than not, it eased my fears. It told me when to call the Dr. or go to the emergency room, and what OTC medications to give. I have gotten into the habit of bringing this to baby showers as my gift, because it is a 'tried and true'. Three grown children later, I am ordering a new copy for my pregnant daughter. I feel confident that she can depend on the information in this book to look after our new grandchild. I can't think of a higher recommendation. Buy this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We take the calls for 20 pediatricians' offices overnight. The protocols we use to decide when a child needs to go to the ER, make an appt during office hours, or be treated by parents at home were written by this author. We often use this book to give parents additional advice for treating at home, because this book is written in a way that is very easy for parents to understand. It covers everything for illness and injury from the basics (is green poop ok?) to the unusual (what to do for a jellyfish sting). At 2 a.m. with a child who has a fever of 104, you will be glad you have this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received my first copy of this book for Christmas when I was pregnant with my first child 18 years ago. I sarcastically thought, what a gift! But as I had my sons and they grew, I used this book more and more. I'd even have friends call me up and ask me questions on their childrens health and see what my book says! Every baby shower that I am invited too, the mom-to-be gets the current issue of this book! I recieved it as a mom-to-be and I pass on that tradition. Enjoy and good health to your children!
Stella85 More than 1 year ago
This is the book every parent should have.
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BrynS-D More than 1 year ago
I had three different books with the same purpose, but this one quickly became my "bible" of what to do when anything went wrong with my child... from just a fever, to strange rashes, to throwing up in the middle of the night. The presentation format was so incredibly helpful with symptoms and a guide to just how worried I needed (not) to be! The fact that this book had every problem I encountered in raising my two kids was a testament to its completeness. And, we went through plenty! I buy this book for every friend who is expecting a baby.
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CandaceWA More than 1 year ago
I buy this book for every pregnant women I know. It is the closest thing to a troubleshooting guide you will get. My reliance in this book for my own child was reinforced because my pediatricians' office uses it, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter and her new baby. I was visiting and we used it already during the first week of his life to find out something we were worried about. A must for all new mothers as well for mothers that has more children since each baby is different and new questions come up.