Dealing with Common Childhood Illnesses: Dr. Hippo Books Review & Giveaway

If there’s something that all children have in common is their tendency to get sick. They have these brand new immune systems that are still developing and learning how to fight off common illnesses. And, it’s tough for kids–getting their first cold, ear infection, or stomach bug. They don’t quite get what’s going on–it can be scary. Not to mention that it’s scary for parents! All sorts of questions rush through our minds–how do I make my child feel better? what does my child have? is it serious? when do I call the doctor? Now, there’s a {very cute} way for both parents and kids to make it through common childhood illnesses with the info they need to both feel better physically and emotionally–Dr. Hippo books by The Hippocratic Press!

About The Hippocratic Pres and the Books {from the website}:
The Hippocratic Press was founded by Dr. Charlotte Cowan with the primary mission of publishing medical children’s stories that entertain, educate and reassure both parent and child. The first stories published by the Hippocratic Press are the five titles in the Dr. Hippo Series about common childhood illnesses: cold, fever, ear infections, sore throat, and vomiting and diarrhea. Each picture book includes a separate Parent Guide written in question/answer format. The Parent Guide answers common questions about children’s health issues and offers parents advice about how to comfort children at home and when to call the doctor.

Dr. Cowan sent us all five Dr. Hippo books for me to review and they have become fast favorites in our household. The books are WONDERFUL tools in preparing kids for how they will feel both physically and emotionally when sick. The illustrations are beautifully done and the stories are both tactful and cute! At the end of each book, you’ll find a priceless parents book that explains that particular illness to parents.

These books would make such an EXCELLENT and much appreciated new mom or baby gift! Honestly, I would have been so thankful to receive such a thoughtful and cute gift at my baby shower or after Lucas was born!

Want It: All five Dr. Hippo books can be purchased online at Amazon and retail for $14.

This contest is closed. Congratulations to the winner, cindizzy! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to contact me.

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  6. I learned that they have a blog for Dr. Hippo, a character created by Dr. Charlotte Cowan, which contains questions parents may have. I found it to be very interesting.

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  18. What I learned and loved about the books is that Dr. Cowan is a certified pediatrician….it helps give credibility to the source in which these books are being published. I feel better teaching my children about important information when I feel the source is respected and well informed.

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  23. Each book is 32 pages, hardcover, about an elephant with an earache, polar bear with a cold, frog with fever of 104, giraffe with sore throat, and moose with vomiting & diarrhea. :-( Books look great for the kids. Thanks!
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  24. I learned a scary statistic from the site, over 22 million school days lost due to just colds! Amazing when you think about it in those terms!

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