#Parenting Book #Review: Baby Medbasics

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description

One of the most important ways you can show your children love is by knowing how to care for them in an emergency. Baby MEDBASICS® will show you -- in clear, simple language and easy-to-understand illustrations -- how to handle the most common infant emergencies. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or babysitter, look no further than Baby MEDBASICS® to provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and security you need. YOU can do it, we'll show you how.

My Review
I own several excellent parenting books, including some written by doctors and pediatricians. Among other useful information, a few of them contain detailed advice on what to do in case of emergency. Baby Medbasics approaches emergencies a little differently. In a concise format, it covers emergency situations that parents may encounter during baby's first year. This little book gives to-the-point tips on what to do when time is really of the essence and we don't have time to read a whole chapter.

Baby Medbasics is set up like a tiny folder with color-coded tabs separated into sections: allergies, bites and stings, bleeding, burns, choking, CPR, and so on. The small size makes it portable and convenient to take along in your purse. I suggest reading Baby Medbasics in its entirety for information purposes, paying special attention to the prevention tips. Then keep one copy of the book in the kitchen or nursery and get an extra copy for the diaper bag. That way, you'd be prepared for an emergency - at least as well as a book can help you deal with one.

Baby Medbasics: Lifesaving Action Steps at Your Fingertips: Birth to One Year is written by a husband and wife team - Luke Hermann, M.D., and Tara Summers Hermann, R.N., B.S.N. - and published by Running Press in April 2011.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the author, publisher or PR firm.


  1. Patricia said...

    The format of this book sounds really innovative. I'm going to recommend it to my brother and his wife who have one year old twins.

  2. Anonymous said...

    John Frieda is the best.

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