Filled with directions, advice, support, and encouragement, The Pocket Pediatrician covers allergies to viruses and everything in between. In addition to straightforward medical advice, Dr. Zigelman offers suggestions on different areas of a child's social and emotional development, including such topics as sibling rivalry, nightmares, separation anxiety, and more. Dr. Zigelman also includes a special section that addresses safety issues - a primary concern for new parents. He discusses the important safety features to consider when choosing cribs, high chairs, strollers, and more. There are practical tips for ensuring bicycle, automobile, kitchen, and playground safety, and for parents who are traveling, trick-or-treating, or attending birthday parties with their children for the first time. Advice and questions parents may want to ask when selecting a baby-sitter or day care center are also included. With its easy-to-use A-to-Z format, handy size, and wealth of information, this book is a must for all parents today.