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The 1001 Healthy Baby Answers: Pediatricians’ Answers to All the Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask would be a helpful reference to own, especially for first time parents. The book contains essays by pediatric specialists on a wide array of childhood conditions, common and uncommon, including what the condition looks like, when you need to see a doctor, what potential complications or interactions are, and when you need to go back to the doctor if you’ve already been.
I like the idea of giving answers to questions you might not have thought to ask during an initial diagnosis, especially since I have the tendency to get home and hop on the internet and scare myself with contradictory and unfootnoted information. This book is helpful because the authors are all credentialed.
That said, if you’re looking for scientific opinions on controversial issues such as vaccinations or chicken pox or whatnot, you’re not going to find it in this volume. If you’re a crunchy mama, this might not be your book. On the other hand, even those of us with some tendencies toward natural solutions can benefit from knowing both sides of the story, and I don’t think middle-of-the-road medical opinion should be discounted entirely.
The 1001 Healthy Baby Answers will take a lot of the guesswork out of childhood illnesses, and might save you money if it helps you decide you can wait until office hours rather than hitting the ER at 2am, or if it helps you decide you don’t need to take your child for a sick baby visit at the pediatrician over a set of symptoms. I think this book would make a great baby shower gift or addition to the library of a new parent.
On that note, the publisher has graciously offered to give away a copy of The 1001 Healthy Baby Answers to a reader of A Spirited Mind.
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The giveaway will be open until Friday September 3 at 9pm EST and the winner will be announced in a separate post on Saturday September 4.
Disclosure: The publisher sent me a review copy of this book, but I was not compensated for the review in any other way. This post contains affiliate links.