I had the pleasure of getting a copy of the book while I was on vacation, it was waiting for me when I returned and with all that has been going on, I didn't have a chance to open it until this weekend.
I think this is a book that should be on everyone's bookshelf, parent or parent to be, even grandparents. This is THAT good of a book and one of you will get a chance to win a free copy after the review, how about that?
This is not a boring medical book just filled with information and scary medical terms, it's written by a pediatrician with training in pediatric emergency medicine. It's not about basics, like all the other pregnancy and kid books, it's not about bathing and feeding etc. This is a little of what Dr Zibners says:
The intent of this book is to help parents avoid the stress and expense of a potentially needless visit to the doctor or ER. How are parents supposed to know when a kid needs to be seen by his pediatrician and when he just needs chicken soup? What should they do if someone drops the baby? If his sister puts household bleach in his bottle, is he going to be okay?If you want, you can read an excerpt from the book HERE. Dr Zibners has a great website too and you can read more about it there and ask questions etc. It's a great place to visit.
Just this past weekend we all came down with what seemed like a 24 hour stomach thing and my poor children had the runs. Usually I know what to do for it, but I grabbed the book and read about and what I love is that Dr Zibners explains the different causes of gastroenteritis but she does it in such a way that it seems like I'm talking to a friend.
She talks about how you get gastroentritis, what the virus does and the symptoms etc.
I really do think that every one should get this book, I have only just read it very lightly but I'm going to sit down with it today again, there is so much useful information in here, and I think my favorite part is the one about Colic. Boy how many mom's out there can relate to colicky babies and not knowing what to do with them? You feel so helpless while the baby screams in pain.
I wish I had a copy for every single one of my blog readers, but unfortunately I don't. I only have one copy to giveaway and it could be yours.
All you need to do is leave me a comment and let me know if you're going to use this book for yourself (if you're a mom or a grandma) or if you plan on giving it away as a gift to an expectant mom or a friend.
The contest is open to US and Canada. Please remember to leave me a way to contact you.
I will draw a random winner next week Sunday. Good Luck!