Jun 17, 2009

Book review and giveaway! - CLOSED



Not just good advice, but also the title of a great new book I had a chance to read! Written by Dr. Lara Zibners (an Emergency Medicine pediatrician), this book is meant as a medical companion guide for parents and it delivers! Dr. Zibners offers sound advice on everything from bumps to bodily functions to real emergencies. As the book says, over half of the 25 million visits children make to the Emergency room are unnecessary or can be avoided - but unless you have a doctor in your living room, how is a mom to know what to do?

If you have "What to Expect..." books or any of Dr Sears' books, this is a MUST-HAVE addition to your library. Dr. Zibners has put together an easy-to-read guide that covers just about any medical situation you could encounter with your child...and be assured, you will have to be "Dr Mom" more often than you might like! She divides the book into areas of the body for easy reference. She writes in a great casual style - I never felt like I was reading an encyclopedia, I felt like I was talking to a real, experienced mom! At some points I was laughing out loud :) And she offers solid advice (never push your doc to prescribe antibiotics, since most of our kids are ill from viruses not bacteria!), funny stories (what has she found up the nose of a toddler?), and good home remedies and treatments when it's safe to do so (like liquid antacid for diaper rashes).

If Your Kid Eats This Book, Everything Will Still Be Okay: How to Know if Your Child's Injury or Illness Is Really an Emergency can be found currently on Amazon.com and in Borders Bookstores near you starting today. This is one book that I will include in every baby shower gift from now on! And FIVE of my lucky readers will win a FREE copy for their own home libraries!

To enter:

1. Follow me on Blogger or subscribe to my blog and leave a comment letting me know you've done so. If you're already a subscriber leave a comment for your first entry. Be sure that you have included an email address where I can reach you!

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet the contest! One additional entry per tweet, please include the link!

3. Share a story! Moms encounter so many weird, scary and silly medical situations with their kids, share something you experienced and/or learned while being "Dr. Mom"! Leave a comment, get another entry!

Contest will close on 6/24 at 10PM EST, winners will be selected by Random.org!

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Heather said...

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm following your blog and I would love to be entered for this. It sounds amazing and like it's full of great advice. A friend of mine is having her firs baby so I'm sure she'll love to have this at home with her so she doesn't freak at unneeded things.

Thanks for hosting this, I wish I had a story to tell but I don't b/c I don't have any kids.

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Jessica said...

I'm a subscriber to your blog and get your newsletter...I myself don't have any children, but my sister (and best friend) is about to be a first time mom and I think that this book would be great for her!

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Keely said...

I'm already a stalker, er, follower!

I'd love it for myself but I also have a friend who is having a baby in November :)

Tari McDonald said...

I follow your blog now.

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maryb said...

I already have your blog in my RSS reader!
One of my crazy moments was when my 4 yo polished off the remainder of his vitamins one morning...so after a call to poison control I learned how much is too much when it comes to various vitamins & minerals, and luckily 10-12 Dora/Scooby Doo/Rugrats vitamins will not kill you.
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Lauren S. said...

I'm an RSS subscriber

Lauren S. said...

I've been lucky (knock on wood!) to not have too many medical mishaps with my 2 sons, but one thing that put me at ease was when I was speaking with my sons' pediatrician (who is also a mom to 2 boys) and she confided that she sometimes had to duct tape her son's diaper shut so that he wouldn't remove it! Now I don't feel so bad about considering that myself!

Julia said...

when my daughter was a baby (like 2 months old) we found a hair in her eye. it FREAKED me out. it didn't seem to bother her or cause irration. then the next day it would be gone, then the next day it would come back. we finally took her to the Ped and he tried to get it out, but it was tough with a squiggly 2 month old. he gave us some sterile solution and an eye dropper and told us next time we see it to try to flush it out. we finally got it out!

it happened to her again but seemed to go away fairly quickly.

Julia said...

i'm a follower!

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janetfaye said...

When my son who is now grown was a baby he swallowed a penny and we spent most of the night in a emergency room.

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mindy2780 said...

I'm a follower. I know I could use this book for myself! We have been lucky not to have too many mishaps around here but I have a 13 month old who likes to climb EVERYTHING and a three year old who just gets into everything. Mishaps are bound to happen one day!