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Child Safe: A Practical Guide for Preventing Childhood Injuries

Mark A. Brandenburg

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ISBN 10: 060980412X / ISBN 13: 9780609804124
Published by Three Rivers Press
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Title: Child Safe: A Practical Guide for Preventing...

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

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Everyone who has children knows just how easily they can get hurt. Each year, for example, approximately 9,000 infants suffer injuries related to their high chairs. Thousands more are poisoned by common household substances. In total, more than 25 million children are injured annually, and more than 12,000 kids under the age of 14 succumb to their injuries. What makes these incidents even more tragic is that they can be prevented--if only parents knew how.

Well, now they will. Written by an emergency physician, Child Safe is a practical parenting book that will help keep babies and young children out of trouble. It will help parents recognize the dangers to kids and provide concrete ways of preventing specific injuries.

Child Safe is the most complete, organized, and parent-friendly child-safety book ever written for the general public. It addresses the most pressing safety issues from birth to age 14, issues that change dramatically as a child grows up. This invaluable guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, and baby-sitters has the information to prevent millions of childhood injuries. Dr. Mark Brandenburg, with his years of experience, shows how to keep your "child safe."


Though it's clearly written and intelligently put together, Child Safe is a difficult book to read--because of it's very gruesome thoroughness. Sections titled "The Dangers of Bunk Beds," "Carbon Monoxide: What Is It?," and "Lead Dust," not to mention "Choking," "Drowning," and "Falls" may make a person want to slam the book shut and run for the hills with child in tow. But it's this attentiveness to every horrific possibility that makes Child Safe such a useful book. Mark A. Brandenburg, an emergency physician, has put together a guide for parents who are serious about danger-proofing their little one's universe. New parents are forever learning of surprising threats to their child's safety; before you had kids, who knew balloons were such a problem? For most folks, this knowledge comes in dribs and drabs. A friend will explain that grapes are a choking hazard; a magazine article will mention that you might not want to let your daughter wear a necklace while she's on the playground. Brandenburg's book gathers all that information into one easy-to-use volume. The first section describes universal dangers, the second organizes potential threats by age group. Along the way, the doctor throws in plenty of scarifying tales from the ER. This may not be an easy book for parents to read, but it's probably a necessary one. --Claire Dederer

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