What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick

The book contains information for managing more than 50 common childhood illnesses and health problems, including earaches, fever, vomiting and nosebleeds. It describes the condition, what can be done at home, and when to call a healthcare provider. Written in easy-to-read language for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 8 years of age.

181 pages. ©2008.
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Reader Reviews for this Book


Review posted March 3, 2021


Fantastic book for first time parents. Really was appreciated and will come in handy for years.


Review posted September 16, 2020


There is so much information in this book. It has been very helpful. I would definitely recommend this to a new parent especially.

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Review posted August 2, 2020


This book has great information and easy to use. I have used it to help my home visiting families.

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Review posted June 23, 2020


The book is an excellent resource for parents with young children.


Review posted February 19, 2020


This book is helpful, but needs to be updated. It is a little out of date, but can be helpful to new parents.


Review posted January 28, 2020


The day i received this book i put it to good use. Wonderful information.


Review posted September 21, 2019


I’m a single mom and I’m glad I have a reference to what to do to help my children when sick


Review posted May 29, 2019


I am going to use the word LOVE to describe how I feel about this book. It is easy to read, it is organized well and incredibly accessible to a variety of levels of readers and knowledge base. Not only does it have an index, but a glossary of easy to find words. As a mom of a 9 month old, I find myself really happy to put this on the shelf in my living room to help me as a quick glance of understandings and solutions.


Review posted March 15, 2019


It's a simple book with "if this than do this" with single sentences that are helpful. It's a bit more simple than I expected but at the same time I am happy for no huge words I have to look up to understand or other advice I don't understand. It has about 188 pages and covers quite a bit for childhood illnesses. I used it to look up recent illnesses like fever and rashes.

Gwendolyn Graham

Review posted March 4, 2018


This book is written in large print and at approximately a 6th grade reading level. It contains simple, but accurate information that would be helpful to most anyone, but especially to young parents with limited education background.


Review posted February 21, 2018


I thought this book was going to give me homeopathy ideas for when my child gets sick. It's by the book common sense stuff. The only part that really was helpful to me was the choking section.


Review posted January 3, 2018


Great basic first aid and resource for common illnesses and injuries in children.