Disclosure: I would like to thank Anna from FSB Associates for providing me with a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are that of my own.
Body Signs is a great book for new and soon to be moms. Body Signs covers your baby’s head, hair and scalp, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, torso and limbs, skin, genitals, and body wastes. You eventually learn just about all of this information, but I sure wish I had this book before I had Thaddeus! Throughout the book there are all kinds of notes, called signs; healthy signs, warning signs, danger signs, speaking of signs, signs of the times, significant facts, and stop signs. Each of these signs are significant in their own way. For instance, the significant facts would refer to little-known, often weird facts or stats and speaking of signs would be quotations or sayings that are related to body signs.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is going to be a first time mom, it will answer a lot of questions they will have the first couple of months and even further into their toddler years.
I would like to introduce you to a new book, Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years by Joan Liebmann-Smith & Jacqueline Egan.
About Baby Body Signs
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.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (May 25, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553385658
- ISBN-13: 978-0553385656
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
You can purchase your copy of Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years today from Amazon.
About the Authors
Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D., co-author of Baby Body Signs, is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer specializing in women and children’s health. She is a member of the advisory board of Healthy Children Healthy Futures.
Jacqueline Nardi Egan, co-author of Baby Body Signs, is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers.
Liebmann-Smith and Egan have co-authored three previous books — Body Signs (Bantam, 2008); The Unofficial Guide to Getting Pregnant (Wiley, 2005); and The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Infertility.
For more information please visit www.BabyBodySigns.com.