July 26, 2010

Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

While I'm not a parent (yet), I hope to be someday soon and books are a great way to learn about what may be on the horizon.  Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years (Bantam; 978-0-553-38565-6; May 25, 2010) by veteran medical journalists and Body Signs authors Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a wonderful book for the first time parent or even a veteran parent.


Baby Body Signs explains how parents and other caregivers can use their 5 senses to find clues to a baby’s state of health by:
Looking at a baby’s head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, skin, torso, genitals, and body wastes
Listening to a baby’s breathing and stomach sounds
Feeling a baby skin or heartbeat.
Smelling a baby’s breath and body wastes
• And even tasting a baby’s skin 


Baby Body Signs is filled with historical and other fascinating facts and quotes about babies, as well as important healthy signs, warning signs, and danger signs. This indispensable book will help you decide when to call the pediatrician and when to relax and stop worrying. You’ll want to keep close at hand throughout your baby’s infancy and toddler years.
 
Dr. Joan Liebmann-Smith 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 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 (Macmillan, 1999).


What Did I Think?


Just from skimming through Baby Body Signs and reading parts of it (this is not really a book that you read from cover to cover) I can tell that it would be very helpful with small children.  It answers questions that parents may have regarding everything from their baby's poop to his soft spot.  This would be a fantastic baby shower gift to give to a pregnant couple, even if they already have children!  I will definitely be keeping this one for my library and pull it out when I have my own children someday.

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