“Despite her offbeat, wisecracking sense of humor, the book is filled with critical information, such as the fact that fever in a newborn is an urgency.”
As an Emergency Room pediatrician, Dr. Lara Zibners has seen it all. She’s cared for a portion of the 25 million children in the U.S. who are taken to the ER each year-and she knows that more than 50% of these visits may be unnecessary. IF YOUR KID EATS THIS BOOK, EVERYTHING WILL STILL BE OKAY shows parents when they may need to take action, and when they might be able to just go back to bed and call their doctor in the morning. With sections such as “In the Diaper” and “His Noggin and the Nervous System,” Dr. Zibners covers every part of the body and offers sound advice (for example, did you know that oil is the best remedy for dissolving superglue between body parts?), all while maintaining a lively and often hilarious tone. To the question, “What if she chokes on her vomit?” Zibners answers, “A healthy child will not choke on her own vomit, unless she is drunk or high on Grandma’s sleeping pills.”
Finally, no more frantic late-night searches through the “why to buy,” “how to diaper,” or “what to feed him” sections found in other childcare books to find out if little Franny needs to go to the ER. This book focuses on the truly important questions, like how to keep her from electrocuting herself in the first place. Not every child has a pediatrician with specialized emergency room experience living in her home. But this book just might be the next best thing.
CHAPTER 1: ten fingers… eleven toes?
CHAPTER 2: the ABCs
CHAPTER 3: the noggin and nervous system
CHAPTER 4: seeing and hearing
CHAPTER 5: bite and sniff
CHAPTER 6: the guts
CHAPTER 7: the plumbing
CHAPTER 8: the body, arms, and legs
CHAPTER 9: the skin
CHAPTER 10: you give me fever!
CHAPTER 11: allergies, bites, and stings
CHAPTER 12: household poisonings
CHAPTER 13: mama, owie!
CHAPTER 14: major trauma and accident prevention
CHAPTER 15: going to the emergency room