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In "Toddler Medbasics" (Running Press, $12) Dr. Luke Hermann and nurse Tara Summers Hermann offer potentially life-saving advice for times your toddler (ages 1 to 5) is in distress. It has color-coded tabs and is small enough to toss into a diaper bag so parents have "emergency action steps at your fingertips." Scenarios covered include allergies, burns, choking, poison and more.

New health books for kids and babies

Here's a snapshot of some of the new health books for kids and babies to keep on-hand.
-- Compiled by Beth Whitehouse

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"Your Baby's First Year Deck," put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics ($14.99), is based on the best-selling book, but offers 50 basic infant care techniques on individual cards that can be pulled out of the deck and read. The section on health and safety covers immunizations, baby equipment safety and a general safety checklist.

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In "Baby Medbasics" (Running Press, $12) Dr. Luke Hermann and nurse Tara Summers Hermann offer potentially life-saving advice for times when baby (birth to one year) is in distress. It has color-coded tabs and is small enough to toss into a diaper bag so parents have "emergency action steps at your fingertips." Scenarios covered include allergies, burns, choking, poison and more.

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"My Child Is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries" is written by Dr. Barton D. Schmitt and put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics ($12.95). It guides parents on when they can care for a sick child at home, when it's time to call the pediatrician and when they should hightail it to an emergency room. It describes situations from mouth ulcers to constipation to animal bites and also gives treatment advice.

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In "Toddler Medbasics" (Running Press, $12) Dr. Luke Hermann and nurse Tara Summers Hermann offer potentially life-saving advice for times your toddler (ages 1 to 5) is in distress. It has color-coded tabs and is small enough to toss into a diaper bag so parents have "emergency action steps at your fingertips." Scenarios covered include allergies, burns, choking, poison and more.

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