Take A Deep Breath: Clear The Air For The Health Of Your Child : Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child
At some point during childhood, 80 to 90% of all children have a breathing problem. `Take a Deep Breath' is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues.From the uppermost part of the airway - the nose, to the lowermost part - the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. `Take a Deep Breath' will enable you to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding of what's going on when a child breathes in and out.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
- 05 Jan 2012
- World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Singapore, Singapore
"Take a Deep Breath" is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensible guide for parents, caregivers, teachers, pediatricians, and other healthcare providers on the subject of children's breathing issues. The book provides a thorough review of breathing issues, differentiating the normal and abnormal for all ages, and at all levels of breathing passages. "Take a Deep Breath" explains all of the puzzling and oftentimes distressing breathing patterns our children have throughout development. From the uppermost part of the breathing apparatus, the nose, to the lowermost part, the lungs, this book explains which problems are truly worrisome, and which are actually normal stages in a child's growth. "Take a Deep Breath" will enable the reader to do just that, take a deep breath, and get a better, clearer understanding about what's going on when your children breathe in and out. While pediatricians and other healthcare providers have expertise in all aspects of childhood illness, this book sheds new light on the latest research in pediatric breathing issues, sleep issues, and airway safety. Consisting of age-based sections, with location-based and problem-based chapters for each age group, each chapter also provides a 'to-do' list, offering successful preventions and treatments that can easily be done at home. About 80 to 90% of children, at one time or another, have breathing problems. "Take a Deep Breath" will be a welcome, indispensible tool in all households with children. Day care providers, grandparents, babysitters and nannies, and parents' clubs will all benefit from this book immensely.
Table of contents
Newborn to 3 Months: Nose-Breathing a Must; Throaty Gurgles: The Low-Down on Laryngomalacia; Feeding Issues Related to Breathing: Back to Sleep and Beyond: SIDS Prevention; Wheezing in a Newborn; Respiratory Infections in Newborns; Clear the Air for Your Newborn; 3-12 Months: Stuffy Nose: What's Up There?; More Throaty Noises; What is Stridor?; Feeding Issues for Healthy Breathing; Active vs. Sleeping Breathing; Respiratory Infections in Babies: Croup and Crud; Nebulizers: What's in Them?; 12-36 Months: Stuffy Nose/Runny Nose/Sinusitis from Friends and Foes; Snoring: What's That Noise? What is Sleep Apnea?; Choking Hazards: What is Safe to Eat; Hoarseness in Toddlers; Wheezing: Is it Asthma Yet?; Respiratory Illness in Toddlers: Welcome to Playgroup!; 3-5 years: Stuffy Runny Nose: Preschool is Here; Snoring: Getting Louder; More on Sleep Apnea; Choking Hazards: Risks for Preschoolers; Hoarseness in School; Managing Asthma for School; Respiratory Illnesses from School; 5-12 Years: Stuffy Nose/Runny Nose: When are They Allergies?; Snoring still Louder, with More Sleep Apnea; Hoarseness in Older Children; Asthma in Elementary School Years; Respiratory Illness: When are They too Sick to Go to School?; 13-18 Years: Stuffy Nose/Sinusitis: New Causes / New Treatments; Snoring: New Issues; Sleep Apnea: New Concerns; Hoarseness: New Reasons; Wheezing: New Responsibilities; Respiratory Illnesses in Teenagers: New Friends, New Infections.
Take a Deep Breath is a breath of fresh air for every parent and doctor who cares about children. Dr Nina Shapiro cuts through what we need to know, and reassuringly tells us what we dont need to worry about. A must read for every parent and grandparent. -- Nancy Snyderman "NBC News Chief Medical Editor" Written in a clear, easy-to-read Q and A style, and divided by common issues in each age group, Dr Nina Shapiro teaches parents what they need to know, when to worry and when to relax about common health issues choking prevention and asthma, and what to do when your toddler sticks a toy up his nose! -- Ari Brown "Author of the 'Baby 411' book series" Take a Deep Breath is a must read for any parent or caregiver who has ever questioned or considered a child's breathing. From the top of the nose to the bottom of the lungs, Dr Nina Shapiro, simply and practically explains when you should worry, when you can relax and what you need to know. -- Tanya Remer Altmann "Author of 'Mommy Calls: Dr Tanya Answers Parents Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers (AAP)'" New parents are often overloaded with information, but Dr Shapiro succeeds in writing a book that is straightforward and easy to read, allowing the reader to get the big picture and understand what to worry about, and more importantly, what not to worry about. Take a Deep Breath will undoubtedly set your mind at ease and help everyone breathe a little easier. -- Scott W Cohen "Author of 'Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year'" Take A Deep Breath will keep parents from hyperventilating! It is the perfect handbook of breathing written by an impeccable surgeon who is, first and foremost, a mom. If this book were required for every new parent, it would save pediatricians a lot of time and parents a lot of heartache. -- Cara Natterson "Author of 'Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children'"