Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Portable Pediatrician: A Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


Imagine you are up at three o'clock in the morning with a sick child. Wouldn't it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more-all in a convenient A-to-Z format. Among the scores of topics covered: 

teething; sprains and broken bones; nosebleeds; measles; ear infections; choking; rashes; colic; headaches; eating disorders; fever; hip pain; warts; allergies; obesity; seizures; Asperger's Syndrome; bronchitis; masturbation; sunburns; pneumonia; speech delay; lice; vomiting; asthma; heart defects; blisters; sleep problems; and more.

The Searses guide parents and caregivers from a child's infancy through the teen years, teaching them what to expect at regular checkups as well as how to boost a child's well-being, devise a family health plan, work effectively with their pediatrician, and more. Distinguished by the Searses' trademark comprehensiveness, reliability, and accessible, comforting one, this book is a must-have for all families who want to keep their children healthy and happy.







About The Author:


William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatric experts on whom American parents increasingly rely for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Dr. Sears has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. Robert W. Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in southern California.


My Review:


The Portable Pediatrician is a fantastic resource that any parent would love to have. Not only does it discuss how to keep your child healthy (keeping their immune system strong, getting right foods, etc), but you have a huge collection of information about the most common childhood illnesses (ie: chicken pox, strep throat), as well as what to expect at pediatrician checkup from infant up to adolescence. As a Canadian, some of the references are not applicable to me, however our statistics and references here are very similar in nature and information.


The book is very well organized and written in a very easy to read and understand manner. A perfect gift for baby showers, or for a new parent gift. I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Portable Pediatrician online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local bookseller


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