Sunday, June 7, 2009


if your kid eats this book,

everything will still be okay

by Lara Zibners, MD

From; As an Emergency Room pediatrician, Dr. Lara Zibners has seen it all. She's cared for a portion of the 25 million children in the U.S. who are taken to the ER each year-and she knows that more than 50% of these visits may be unnecessary. IF YOUR KID EATS THIS BOOK, EVERYTHING WILL STILL BE OKAY shows parents when they may need to take action, and when they might be able to just go back to bed and call their doctor in the morning. With sections such as "In the Diaper" and "His Noggin and the Nervous System," Dr. Zibners covers every part of the body and offers sound advice (for example, did you know that oil is the best remedy for dissolving superglue between body parts?), all while maintaining a lively and often hilarious tone. To the question, "What if she chokes on her vomit?" Zibners answers, "A healthy child will not choke on her own vomit, unless she is drunk or high on Grandma's sleeping pills."

Finally, no more frantic late-night searches through the "why to buy,""how to diaper," or "what to feed him" sections found in other childcare books to find out if little Franny needs to go to the ER. This book focuses on the truly important questions, like how to keep her from electrocuting herself in the first place. Not every child has a pediatrician with specialized emergency room experience living in her home. But this book just might be the next best thing.

Lara Zibners, MD, is a former Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Mount SinaiHospital in New York City. Currently, she divides her professional time between New York and London.

About the AuthorDr. Zibners holds board certifications in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, a feat that followed over 14 years of higher education. She can run a helicopter resuscitation over the phone, put a tube into a child's chest in under 2 minutes, make a long leg cast that looks like the American flag, and play peek-a-boo with a baby while his mom visits the ladies room. She and her husband are eagerly working towards their own family of little book eaters.

WHAT I LIKED: This book is written in a funny, down to earth way that doesn't make you feel like an idiot. I really would have appreciated something like this when my kids were really little and I freaked out over everything they put in their mouths. It has a scenario/question and answer format, with clear answers on when not to panic and when to call 911.


I've got 5 Copies to giveaway courtesy of Anna at Hatchette

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Pam said...

I could definitely use this book. I've realized that there appears to be a fine line between what appears to be hypochondria vs. neglect (ie., your son is sick for a couple of days, gets a fever on day 3, that night complains of a booboo in his ear, you take him to the dr. the very next day to be told he has "rip-roaring ear infections in both ears" yet you wuold have looked ridiculous if you took him in the day he got sick!)

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Pam said...


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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Carlene said...

+2 already a follower.

Zia said...

Would love to be included in this giveway. I'm a new follower also.


Bridget said...

Hey, there, Amy. No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

Barb Davis said...

I would love to win this book. I just became a follower, too.

JJ said...

I think this would be a great read for anyone with small children or grandchildren.


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Suburban prep said...

Between my sisters and brothers and my parents there are 10 under 10 that this would really apply.

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JackeeG4glamorous said...

Have i told you lately how much I LOVE YOU????? My dear bff, this looks like a great book to give-away, and to receive! Don't enter me in this contest as my chicks are all grown, I jusst wanted to comment.

Anonymous said...

I think this would make a great reference book! I'd love to win.Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I became a follower :)

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Ashley Newell said...

Ohhh, I wanna enter! I still have little little kids!

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Ashley Newell said...

And I follow you!

Ashley Newell said...

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Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!


Ali Holt said...

I could use this greatly! count me in!

Ali Holt said...

im a follower!

Kim said...

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sharon54220 said...

I would definitely love to win this. I recently found out that I'm going to be a grandma for the
1st time.

sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower.

Renee G said...

I'd love to have a copy of this. I'm sure it would come in handy.

Linda Born said...

Great giveaway! I teach parenting classes, and could really use this book!

Dawn M. said...

I think this would be a great book to have. Please enter me. :0)

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netbookasus said...

Alright, I blogged about you and I'm gonna put this on Facebook. I love your blog girly!

lcd said...

Between my sisters and brothers and my parents there are 10 under 10 that this would really apply.