-- Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor
"Take a Deep Breath is the ultimate go-to guide for breathing issues in childhood. 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 to ensure that everyone in your house breathes easier today, tonight and for the rest of their life." --Tanya Remer Altmann, Author of 'Mommy Calls: Dr Tanya Answers Parents Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers (AAP)'
"As a pediatrician, I am inundated with questions and concerns about a child's breathing. As a father, there is nothing more important than making sure my girls are healthy. Take a Deep Breath helps to answer every parent's questions about their child's breathing, and much more. 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'
From the Inside Flap
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.