Synopses & Reviews
In an emergency involving an infant or young child, the decisions you make may lead to either an amusing story to tell in twenty years or unspeakable tragedy. The difference between the two is often determined by whether you are well-informed and prepared to act decisively and calmly to ensure the safety of the youngster. From noted child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro, The Baby Emergency Handbook offers parents and caregivers lifesaving advice for dealing with some thirty-five common emergencies. Organized in alphabetical order, each of the entries begins with a section on prevention. This is followed by a step-by-step action plan for dealing with the emergency as it happens. At the end of the entry, readers will find a section explaining any follow-up that may be necessary. The entries take special care to point out those situations in which the intuitive response to a crisis is not the best one. The book also includes a pull-out infant/toddler CPR guide and a special section entitled Secrets of Getting Fast Help in a Hospital Emergency Room.
The Baby Emergency Handbook offers parents potentially lifesaving strategies for dealing with thirty-five common infant emergencies, including animal bites, bee stings, burns, falls, food allergies, sudden high fevers, sunburns, and much more.
When your baby faces a medical emergency, what should you do? Sometimes your intuition is spot-on, but other times it's entirely wrong. With this life-saving guide close at hand, you'll be ready to handle over forty common infant and toddler emergencies, including falls, high fevers, bee stings, burns, and more. This guide makes it easy to find the information you need during even the most stressful times. Most importantly, you'll learn how to prevent the most common emergencies that new parents encounter.
The Baby Emergency Handbook will help you:
- Learn the best ways to react in almost any emergency
- Know when to seek immediate medical help
- Get faster help in a hospital emergency room
- Tips on keeping your child safe
COVER] Authors should read: Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. with Julia Holmes [starburst/snipe] *Includes laminated CPR guide
About the Author
Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, is an internationally known child psychologist and parenting expert in Norwalk, CT. He has written over fifty books for parents, children, and mental health professionals.Richard L. Jablow, MD, is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has practiced emergency medicine in Connecticut for over fifteen years. When he is not in the emergency department, he can often be found chasing the elusive trout. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, son, and daughter.Julia Holmes is a freelance writer and holds a master's degree in creative writing from Columbia University.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction: When Bad Things Happen to Good Babies
Part 2: Ten Ways to Get Faster Help When Your Baby Is in Danger
Drops and Falls
Failure to Bond
Foreign Objects in Ear
Foreign Objects in Nose
Head or Neck Injury
Nursemaidâ€™s Elbow (Radial Head Subluxation)
Reaction to Shots
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Part 4: Appendices
Your Babyâ€™s Health at a Glance
Your Personal Emergency Contacts
If Your Infant Is Choking
If Your Child Is Choking