21.2.11

The Portable Pediatrician Book Review & Giveaway

The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's Health 
As a new parent, all of the advice and information can be overwhelming. Heck, as a parent of two, it still is sometimes! It's great to have a go-to-guide when questions arise.. and, yes, they will come up all too often! That's where The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's Health come in!

Product Description

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.

About the Authors

William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatric experts on whom American parents increasingly rely for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Dr. Sears has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. Robert W. Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in southern California. James Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors. Peter Sears, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family practice in Nashville, TN. 

My Thoughts

When I was pregnant with Josiah and a new Mama, I often went to the internet for information regarding milestones, sicknesses, etc. Let me just say, this is NOT the place you want to look. The information you find is not always up-to-date, accurate, and is oftentimes just downright scary. Once he was born, we bought 2 books and if one book didn't have the info we were seeking, we'd go to the other. It was frustrating, especially in the middle of the night when your child's temperature is 103.5!

What I love about The Portable Pediatrician is that most, if not all, of the information you will need can be found in the book. Plus, there is a great deal of information about what to expect as your baby grows into a toddler, child, and teen. From what I've heard, we parents need all the help we can get  for those teenage years so, why not go ahead and get started?

Just the opposite of Ferber's methods (no cosleeping, letting baby "cry it out", etc.), Dr. Sears methods have formed what is now known as attachment parenting, agreeing with the wonderful benefits of co-sleeping, babywearing, and breastfeeding.

As highly regarded physicians, the Sears family has provided a invaluable amount of information, suggestions, and parenting advice in only 592 pages. I highly recommend this book for parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers. It's a great book to have on-hand for any issues and emergencies. Plus, it's a great informational read!
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Beverly said...

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MaryB said...

I don't have a go-to book but this looks wonderful!

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writenay said...

my best advice was to smile and say thank you when others give me advice. and then do it my way anyway. my kids love me the way I am and how I treat them... as small people rather than stupid kids.

nay said...

the best advice I have had was to say thanks when handed advice on raising my own children.then go do it my way... my children love me for me and how I treat them. they are small people NOT stupid dumb kids.

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The Knapps said...

No babies yet, but hopefully very, very soon :) I would love this to be my go-to book, however when we do have children.

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Bethany C. said...

My favorite book I read when I was pregnant was Heading Home with Your Newborn- From Birth to Reality. It had basic information without being patronizing, and read easily, not like a textbook. Immensely helpful for first time parents!

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Shanna said...

I google everything...I mean EVERYTHING! I tend to read and research until I feel like I have some idea of a general consensus. (Or something close to one!) I would love to have omy wn go-to guide!!
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Jaydensgrandma said...

My go to guide was Mothers Encyclopedia from the 70's which is out dated and I would like to get this for my daughter.
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