Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesse s, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesse s, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

by Barton D. Schmitt
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Overview

Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesse s, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development by Barton D. Schmitt

Emergencies:

--when to call your child's physician immediately

-what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuries

Common Illnesses:

-when it's safe to treat your child at home

-step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailments

Behavior Problems:

-proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze

-no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusal

Health Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence:

-essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education

-ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307829993
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 969,314
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Director of the Sleep Disorder Clinic and Encopresis-Enuresis clinic at The Children's Hospital of Denver. He has written more than one-hundred articles for fellow pediatricians, as well as the book Pediatric Telephone Protocols and the computer software program The Pediatric Advisor, used by over four-hundred-and-fifty hospitals nationwide.

Dr. Schmitt has received numerous awards for his work, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award in 2004. He and his wife spend as much time as possible with their children and 6 grandchildren.

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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.