Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide (Giveaway Closed)

When Mooseman was a baby, it seemed as though I was on the phone with the pediatrician's office at least once a week.  It's no wonder that the office hired a full-time nurse just to answer phone calls and questions!

Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child's Health, from Birth Through the Toddler YearsNow parents have a resource that I didn't have:  Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child's Health by Joan Liebmann-Smith and Jacqueline Egan.

Here's the publisher's description:
From blue birthmarks to bulging belly buttons, dimpled ears to double eyelashes, this indispensable guide will teach you how to interpret the “body signs” that are important clues to your baby’s health.

Like most parents, you probably notice—and often worry about—every little change in your growing baby. Why is one of his pupils bigger than the other? What’s that bald spot on her head? Why is he walking on tippy toes? Drawn from the latest research and reviewed by a panel of pediatricians and other medical experts, Baby Body Signs will answer these and other troubling questions. You’ll also learn

• when snoring is normal and when it’s a sign of sleep apnea

• what type of freckles may signal a rare genetic disorder

• how a simple baby photo can help uncover an eye tumor

• when swollen breasts in babies are a sign of a hormonal problem

Baby Body Signs will help you decide when to call the pediatrician and when to relax and stop worrying. What’s more, it’s packed with fascinating facts about child health—from how in medieval Europe babies were expected to talk when they had all their teeth to the fact that the ears are the first part of the body to reach full size. As entertaining as it is informative, this is the book you’ll want to keep close at hand throughout your baby’s infancy and toddler years.
I haven't read this book, but it looks like a useful resource. And thanks to FSB Associates, one lucky reader will win a copy!

This giveaway is closed.

Here's how to enter: Just leave a comment! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • Visit the Baby Body Signs website, then comment here with something you learned or liked. (1 entry)
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More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 7/8/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Winner will be notified by email and must claim prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I have received no compensation in any form for hosting this giveaway.  However, this post contains affiliate links; if you purchase through my Amazon links, I will earn a small commission.  (Thank you for helping to support my blog!)


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  2. Since babies can’t communicate with verbal language, their body signs are extremely valuable medical resources; they can tell parents, physicians, and other healthcare providers what the baby can’t.

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  3. I just got this one I can't wait to read it! Good luck everyone :)

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