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Apr

30th

giveaway: children's book

 

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Is this a random giveaway – or what!? Actually … the author, Dr. Altman, is a friend of ours and when he told us about this book he was working on, I knew it would be fun to share with my readers – as many of you have little ones at home.

Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose, Don’t Stuff Stuff in Your Ears explains to children in a fun, colorful, and memorable way, why it’s a good idea to avoid such behavior. Dr. Altman is an ENT (Ear Nose Throat doctor) … so he has literally seen it all. He’s seen (and removed) all sorts of things that kids have stuck in their nose and ears! You can learn more about his book here and you can purchase his book here.

This giveaway means that 2 lucky winners will receive a free copy of his book + a $50 Visa gift card. Leave your first name, city, and state. Be sure to check back on Thursday when we announce the 2 winners at the bottom of this post.

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{ parenting safety tips from Dr. Altman }

Prevention

The best thing to do when discussing ear and nose foreign bodies is to understand how to prevent them. It’s important to try to identify potentially risky situations ahead of time. This includes minimizing your child’s exposure to small objects that could be dangerous. Diligent supervision is also important, especially when your kids are young.

Using common sense and following safety precautions are the best ways to prevent foreign objects from going into someone’s nose or ear. Parents and grandparents should toddler-proof their homes as best as possible, storing magnets and small button-type batteries in a locked cabinet. Proper disposal of used batteries is also important, so they are not in a location where curious preschoolers can pull them out of garbage can. Education and direct supervision of kids while they play outdoors is the best way to avoid seeds, plant material, pebbles, sand, and other small outdoor objects from finding their way into their ears or noses.

Objects to Avoid

Children under four are most at risk of inserting or swallowing small objects. Here are some things to keep out of reach to try to keep your child safe:

  • foods such as popcorn, dried peas, watermelon seeds and chocolate with nuts
  • marbles, magnets, buttons, beads and pen lids
  • polystyrene balls found in bean bags and stuffed toys − additionally, these can be inhaled and don’t show up on x-rays
  • coins
  • small batteries, which can leak acid and cause injury if placed in the ear or nose
  • toys with removable eyes, noses or other small parts
  • needles, pins and safety pins. Use pins with a safety catch, and keep them closed when not in use. Also avoid placing safety pins in your mouth, because your child might copy you.
  • pebbles, rocks, seeds, dirt, sand, sticks, pits from fruit

Preventing objects from being swallowed, inhaled or inserted

  • Supervise toddlers and small children while they eat − they like to experiment and play with food, which can lead to injuries. Encourage your child to sit quietly when eating and drinking.
  • Avoid giving your child popcorn or nuts (especially peanuts) until he’s at least five years old. A thin layer of peanut butter or hazelnut spread on bread is a good alternative.
  • Cut all food into small pieces, and remove sharp or small bones from fish, chicken and meat before giving them to your child. Preboned fillets can be a good option.
  • Try to wait until your child is four years old before letting her eat small lollies, even as a treat.
  • Avoid glitter, glue and small beadwork.
  • Teach older siblings that a baby’s ears and nose are delicate, and that they’re not for poking things into.
  • Check the floor and low tables for pieces of jewellery, button batteries, magnets, dried peas and other small objects.

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{ signs your child has a small object stuck somewhere }

Nose  |  Your child might:

– complain of pain in their nose

– have a smelly discharge from one nostril

– bleed from the nose

– have bad breath.

Ear  |  Your child might:

– complain of ear pain, though sometimes an object in the ear may not cause pain.

– have a smelly drainage from the ear

– have bloody drainage from the ear

– have redness of the ear or around the ear

– have reduced hearing in one ear

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updated 5.2.13

Congratulations to the following 2 lucky winners. Please email dontstickdontstuff@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

Susan – Piscataway, New Jersey

Julie – Wellington, New Zealand

COMMENTS

138 Responses

  1. Amanda E says:

    Amanda
    El Mirage, AZ

  2. Vickie says:

    Vickie
    LaVerkin, Utah

  3. Amy says:

    Amy
    Desert Hot Springs, CA

  4. Natasha S. says:

    Ill never forget when my little one (now a teenager) stuck a tic tac up her nose! I had to pull the car over and not freak out!! This book is definitely needed for those wee little sweet ones!

    Natasha
    Colorado Springs, CO

  5. Charlotte says:

    Charlotte
    Lehi, UT

  6. Amanda Hines says:

    Amanda
    Abilene, TX

  7. Mary says:

    Murphy, TX
    :)

  8. Jenn N says:

    Jenn N
    Coatesville, PA

  9. Christine says:

    Christine
    Roseville, MN

  10. Denise says:

    Denise
    Fish Creek, WI

  11. Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn
    San Antonio, TX

  12. Tien says:

    Tien
    West Jordan, UT

    Thanks

  13. Melissa M. says:

    Melissa
    Choctaw, OK

  14. Skye says:

    Skye – Las Vegas, NV

  15. Cheryl says:

    As an ER nurse practitioner-I think this is the best book ever!!
    Thank you.
    Cheryl
    Jacksonville, Fl

  16. Holly says:

    Holly
    Snoqualmie, WA

  17. Elizabeth says:

    We NEED this book!

    Elizabeth
    Hoschton, GA

  18. Trish says:

    Trish
    Logandale, NV

  19. amyptucson says:

    Amy P
    Tucson, AZ

  20. Annie Wells says:

    Annie
    Federal Way, WA

  21. Alyssa says:

    Alyssa
    Toledo, OH

  22. Marcella Maybery says:

    Marci
    San Antonio, Texas

  23. laura says:

    laura
    corydon, IN

  24. Whitney S. says:

    It looks like a cute book!

    Whitney S.
    Spokane Valley, WA

  25. Robin says:

    So far we have been lucky but it never hurts to be preventitive.

    Robin
    Santa Ynez, CA

  26. Katie says:

    Katie
    Pueblo, CO

  27. Karen Rice says:

    Karen
    Medford, OR

    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Leslie says:

    Leslie
    Snellville, GA

  29. Kimberly says:

    Kimberly
    Logan, UT

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    Kendra
    Bay City, MI

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    LeeAnne
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    Liz
    Gilbert, AZ

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    Inver Grove Heights MN
    USA

  34. Vanessa says:

    Vanessa

    Fort Wayne, IN

  35. Elaine says:

    Elaine U.
    Lucasville, Ohio

  36. Anna Vollmer says:

    Anna
    Goose Creek, SC

  37. What a great book!!! Makes me laugh…when my daughter was not quite 2 yrs old she shoved a Cheerio WAY up her nose. I wasn’t sure how to get it out & then I said ‘blow!’ and she blew that Cheerio right out!! haha

  38. Kelly says:

    Kelly
    St. Louis, MO

    Such a cute book.

  39. Kimberly Loxtetcamp says:

    Kimberly
    Eden Prairie, MN

  40. Gretchen Lindsay says:

    Gretchen L

    Orem, Ut

  41. Barb JF says:

    Barb JF
    Catonsville, MD

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    Sarah
    Madison, IN

  43. Julie says:

    Julie
    League City, TX

  44. Laura says:

    Laura
    Houston, TX

  45. Wendi says:

    I feel like the poster child for this book! My 3 year old recently swallowed a HUGE screw (the docs were shocked he was able to swallow it) that had come off my daughter’s art easel (unbeknownst to us). I’m sore the ears and nose are next on his plight of terror. ;-)
    Wendi
    Holland, MI

  46. Christine says:

    Christine
    Jefferson, MD

  47. Lynn M. says:

    Lynn
    Johnson Creek, WI

  48. Mollie says:

    Mollie in beautiful Saratoga Springs,UT

  49. Kelly says:

    Kelly from Albuquerque New Mexico

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    Joelle
    Chandler, AZ

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    Emily
    West Des Moines, IA

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    Amanda
    Clearwater, Kansas

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    stacy
    seattle,wa

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    Lillian
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    Exeter RI

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    Corona CA

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    Bev
    Davie, Florida

  59. How cute & practical! Lisa N, Germantown, MD

  60. Jenn Christman says:

    Where was this book when I had my son 6 years ago! Lol. He used to shove stuff up his nose all the time…

    Jenn Christman
    Hesperia ca

  61. Lesley B says:

    Lesley
    East Lyme, CT

  62. Heather B says:

    Heather
    Victor, ID

  63. Heather B. says:

    Heather B.
    Coconut Creek, FL

    My nephew turns 3 in a couple of weeks, this would be perfect time for this book!

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    Abby
    Appleton, WI

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    JenRay
    Kent, WA. USA

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  72. JessicaS says:

    Jessica
    El Cajon, CA

  73. Kari T! says:

    Kari
    Fairfield, Ohio

  74. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness…I need this book! I teach first grade and one year one of my students pulled the eraser off of his pencil and stuck it in his ear because he said it was too loud in the classroom (it wasn’t; we were taking a county mandated test and there wasn’t any noise at all). You would think by 6 and 7 years old they wouldn’t so those things. Poor little guy had to go to the doctor to have it extracted. He said it was very painful.
    Sarah
    Largo, FL

  75. Clara says:

    Clara, Ewa Beach, HI

  76. Sharon says:

    Sharon

    Las Vegas, NV

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    St. Petersburg, Florida

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    Robynn
    Irvine, CA

  85. Julie says:

    What a great idea :)
    Julie wellington New Zealand

  86. Oh my, the stories that unfold … :-)

    Linda
    Copperopolis, CA

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    Julie
    Combined Locks, Wisconsin

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    Orem, Utah

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    Audra
    Clovis, Ca USA

  94. Susan Whitaker says:

    Susan
    Piscataway, NJ

  95. Nancy says:

    My 3 year old twin grandsons would LOVE this book, and I would love reading it to them.

    Nancy
    Lancaster, WI

  96. Susan C says:

    Susan

    North Bennington, VT

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    Bushkill,PA

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    Lisa
    Mayfield Hts. OH

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    Millersville, MD USA

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    Grand Forks, ND

  104. Maryann says:

    Maryann

    Bothell, WA

  105. Julie Finch says:

    Julie
    Kent, WA

  106. Teresa says:

    What a cute looking story/book. :)

    Teresa
    Tulsa, OK

  107. Danielle says:

    Danielle
    Tiffin, Iowa

  108. Susan says:

    Susan
    Vernon Hills, IL

  109. Kristy says:

    Kristy
    Layton, UT

  110. Kim C says:

    Kim
    Clinton MS

  111. My grandson’s tubes in his left ear came loose (out) and without his parents knowing it; he shoved it back in. He now has 15% hearing in that ear. This book provides very important information. Kaleb’s just turing four; his mother had a hearing impared (deaf) best friend so she was already learning to use American Sign Language because of that. She took the class in college and I was learning to communicated with him prior to his being able to speak. Now with the loss of hearing in the one ear I am learning sign language; as is my husband; in order to communicate for need vs. fun now. THank you for endorsing this very valuable Children’s book! Love your work; talent; style!

  112. Christine
    Port Angeles, WA

  113. Kirsten says:

    Kirsten
    Chesnee SC

  114. Patti says:

    Patti
    Roseville, CA

  115. Megan says:

    Megan
    Sulphur, LA

  116. melinda says:

    Melinda
    Burnsville, MN

  117. Krista says:

    Krista
    Highlands Ranch, CO

  118. Sheryl Coe says:

    Sheryl Coe
    Saratoga Springs UT

  119. Amy says:

    Amy
    Dover,Delaware

  120. Nicky from Okotoks says:

    Nicolette
    Okotoks, AB

  121. Bethany says:

    Bethany
    Minnetrista, MN

  122. eva scott says:

    eva
    jacksonville, fl

  123. Nicole says:

    Nicole
    Petaluma, CA

  124. Susan says:

    Need this book! My son just stuck a piece of foam ball up his nose haft the dog had chewed up!

    Susan
    Cincinnati Ohio

  125. Cyndi says:

    Cyndi
    Atco, NJ

  126. Ivy says:

    Ivy, Prattville, AL USA

  127. Amanda Brown says:

    Amanda

    Moorhead, Minnesota

  128. J Allen says:

    Too funny!!!

    J Allen
    Frederick, OK

  129. Regi Hyink says:

    Regi

    Manhattan, IL

  130. Amy Cline says:

    Amy C.
    Washington, IN

  131. Lynne says:

    Lynne
    Charleston, SC

  132. Tina says:

    What a great book!!!

    Christina
    Birmingham, AL

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    My name is Holly Ambro
    Sequim, WA

  134. Susan Eardley says:

    Susan E
    St. George, Utah

  135. Shawnee H says:

    Shawnee
    North Salt Lake, UT

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