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 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 in . Currently, she divides her professional time between and .
Zibners, an emergency room pediatrician who divides her time between London and New York, claims that about 75% of all nighttime Emergency Department visits are unnecessary. To forestall them, she s written a book that every parent needs at 4 a.m. when the baby has a bellyache or fever, and a decision must be made about whether to call the doctor, go back to bed or head for the hospital. Zibners walks parents through all the body parts and processes, including The ABCs: Airway, Breathing and Circulation ; The Noggin and Nervous System ; Seeing and Hearing: The Eyes and Ears ; Bite and Sniff: The Nose, Mouth and Throat and so forth, with a chapter devoted to such newborn issues as the soft spot and the umbilicus. Along the way she answers such questions as what would happen if a child ate a decoration pebble from the fish tank, whether a Barbie shoe fits up a nostril, and how to deal with bites, stings, falls, allergic reactions, household poisonings and other panic-inducing problems. Despite her offbeat, wisecracking sense of humor, the book is filled with critical information, such as the fact that fever in a newborn is an urgency. Zibners gives parents the tools to make logical choices while simultaneously trusting their instincts.