Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath is a comprehensive, accessible, and indispensable 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 per cent of children, at one time or another, have breathing problems. Take a Deep Breath will be a welcome, indispensable tool in all households with children. Day care providers, grandparents, babysitters and nannies, and parents’ clubs will all benefit from this book immensely.

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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 don’t need to worry about. A must read for every parent and grandparent.

Nancy Snyderman, MD,
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, MD
Pediatrician and Author of the Baby 411 Book Series, NBC News Chief Medical Editor

A must read for any parent or caregiver who has ever questioned or considered a child’s breathing.

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD,
Pediatrician and Author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers

Take a Deep Breath will undoubtedly set your mind at ease, and help everyone breathe a little easier.

Scott Cohen, MD,
Pediatrician and Author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year

The perfect handbook of breathing, written by an impeccable surgeon who is, first and foremost, a mom.

Cara Natterson, MD,
Pediatrician and Author of Worry Proof: A Pediatrician (and Mom) Explains Which Foods, Medicines, and Chemicals to Avoid to Have Safe and Healthy Children