Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child- By Janet Zand, ND., LAc., Robert Rountree, M.D., and Rachel Walton, MSN, CRNP
This book is a collaborative effort between different kinds of medicines (Conventional and Homeopathic). Divided into three sections: Elements of Health Care, Common Childhood Health Problems and Therapies and Procedures. It explains everything, and I love it. By far this is my go-to medical guide. My mom and I also give this as presents to new moms.
My next book that tops the list is:
The Children's Hospital Guide to Your Child's Health and Development
As the cover implies this book covers it all, and I am always happy to look through it and see what it says. I think every home where children are present should have a book like this around.
And since not much can be done for Croup I also used my homeopathic guide.
Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants- By Dana Ullman, M.P.H.
While this book was less helpful this time, mainly because it didn't have a "croup" section, it was still useful. It always has good descriptions of each herb, how its to be given. Since I don't know much about homeopathy, and I am still learning, I find this book a real asset to my library. It's divided into three sections: 1) Why Homeopathy makes sense. 2) How to Use Homeopathic Medicine 3) Common ailments of Children. It has a description of each of the herbs that is about two pages long. Common name, latin name, Overview, General Characteristics (of the child), Keynote Symptoms, Modalities, and Primary Indicated Conditions. When I am trying to treat something simple I often find myself lost in this book because its so interesting to read.