Your Child's Health: The Parents' One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development
By Barton D. Schmitt
Book Review by Maria Lopez, Nanny, Miami, Florida
Although this book is written for parents it is also a great reference for nannies and au pairs. Every in-home childcare provider should have this as a reference guide to pediatric illnesses.
There's a lot of information, with 300 major topics covered. The book discusses everything from supplies required for a new baby to adolescent rebellion. The book's greatest value is as a guide to coping with illness or injury.
The book describes symptoms and provides clear directions for first aid as well as advice on such topics as when to call 911, when to go to the Emergency Room, and when to call the doctor immediately.
Every nanny ought to own this book. If you need a gift for a nanny or au pair give it as a gift. But every public library should have a copy as well.
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