THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN
By William M.D., Martha Sears R.N., Robert MD, James Sears, M.D., Peter Sears M.D.
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.
(The above information is from the PR info, the below are my own words.)
I’ve used the Searses books since I brought home my preemie over five years ago. I’m pretty sure my mom relied on Dr. William Sears’ original books way back when I was itty-bitty. With just about every ailment covered from abdominal pains to yeast infections, and guidance from picking your first pediatrician to preparing for your adolescent child’s physical, The Portable Pediatrician proves itself to be an indispensable, not to mention convenient, “users manual” for getting through the first 18 years of your child’s life. Also, while I am being provided with a free copy, I would never endorse something that I wouldn’t buy myself.