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The essential guide from Australia's leading paediatrician Written in a reassuring, clear style, this book covers the most common ailments that carers and new parents need to KNOW about to keep kids healthy. Dr taitz provides guidance on how to deal with: Emergencies - first aid after events such as choking, near-drowning, poisoning, a broken bone or tooth; serious illnesses like meningococcal disease and bronchiolitis; how to tell if your child's injury, fever or pain requires urgent attention; when to call an ambulance and what to expect at the hospital. Baby care - the six-week check-up; the pros and cons of circumcision and immunisation; colic; feeding; jaundice; normal development of limbs; teething. Common childhood illnesses - croup, fevers, gastro, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, urinary tract infection and worms. tHE AUStRALIAN KIDS' HEALtH BOOK also offers commonsense advice on topics such as travelling with children, asthma, allergies, bites and stings. It will become a 'must have' for ALL parents.

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