Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby Body Signs: Book Review

About The Book:

Like most parents, you probably notice -- and often worry about -- every little change in your growing baby. Why is one of his pupils bigger than the other? What's that bald spot on her head? Why is he walking on tippy toes? Drawn from the latest research and reviewed by a panel of pediatricians and other medical experts, Baby Body Signs will answer these and other troubling questions. You'll also learn

  • when snoring is normal and when it's a sign of sleep apnea
  • what type of freckles may signal a rare genetic disorder
  • how a simple baby photo can help uncover an eye tumor
  • when swollen breasts in babies are a sign of a hormonal problem
This indispensable book will help you decide when to call the pediatrician and when to relax and stop worrying. You'll want to keep it close at hand throughout your baby's infancy and toddler years.

About The Authors:

Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D., co-author ofBaby Body Signs, is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer specializing in women and children’s health. She is a member of the advisory board of Healthy Children Healthy Futures.
Jacqueline Nardi Egan, co-author of Baby Body Signs, is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers.

Liebmann-Smith and Egan have co-authored three previous books --Body Signs (Bantam, 2008); The Unofficial Guide to Getting Pregnant(Wiley, 2005); and The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Infertility.
For more information, view Joan Liebmann-Smith's Web site.

My Review:

If you are looking for a baby book unlike any other on the market, then this is the book for you. Baby Body Signs is divided up into 10 chapters, each dealing with a different body part. You will discover information about everything from soft spots on the head to snoring in babies, to toe walking to the importance of poop color! No topic is left out in this gem of a book. A very quick read, and small in size (only 250 pages with the index), Baby Body Signs is large on information. This book would be a fantastic baby shower gift, or reference gift for every new parent you know! I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Baby Body Signs online from and - it is also available through your favorite local bookseller

***Thank you to the author and FSB Media for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

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