"This book is just amazing. It answered all my questions and provides a fantastic section on signs to watch for if your child might be coming down with something. I would recommend that anyone traveling with kids should have a copy on them on them at all times!!"
Fiona M. M. Smith
I really loved this book - lots of good info on traveling off the beaten path with your kids - this book was very reassuring. If you'll be traveling to developing countries with your kids, you should definitely give it a look.
This book is so informative and so interesting, it is absolutely mandatory for parents traveling with children in areas of the world where there are health issues beyond your experience. There is a prodigious amount of up-to-date and accessible information packed into this volume--and it's the kind of book that you want to read from cover to cover, even the parts less relevant to your needs. My husband and I recently returned from a six-month sojourn in Thailand, Laos and Burma with our four children (aged 7, 5, 3 and 1). We carried this book as part of our medical kit, and it was invaluable in preparing that medical kit and also in helping to plan our trip itinerary (i.e., the book convinced us that malaria was the one nonnegotiable health issue). Memorable anecdotes from expatriate and traveling families pepper the book. There's nothing else like this out there.
Wendy Leonard (New York)
“reassuring and comprehensive Bradt guide to prevention and treatment in extreme (and not so extreme) environments. Includes checklists to aid judgement about when you need to get to a doctor and whether evacuation is necessary”
“the answer for stress-free independent family travel”
Outdoor Pursuits magazine
“Essential handbook for the more adventurous family traveller”
“The most useful medical guide”
“Written by a travel health expert and a paediatrician, this authoritative guide is worth having in your suitcase... particularly if you are going somewhere adventurous.”
"many parents are nervous about travelling with young children.....this book, written by people who have lived overseas, tells you what you need to know"
Rated No 3 of the 50 Best Books for New Parents by The Independent newspaper
“[the] one book whose every page is specifically aimed at [travelling] kids... delivers exactly what it promises... derides exaggerated tales of sudden death by snake-bite...”
The Guardian, London
“Trekking families will find Your Child’s Health Abroad invaluable.”
The Sunday Times, London
The updated and expanded second edition of the classic traveling parents' guide Your Child Abroad covers everything from tropical jungles to a visit to Europe, offering tips on how to handle both minor problems and emergencies and including the latest medical updates for countries and problems. From handling a child's allergy problems overseas to new antimalarials and a regional risk analysis. Your Child Abroad provides plenty of precautions and risk assessments to make for informed parents.
Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
Wonderful - took a lot of worry out of travelling with a baby This book is an excellent reference book to take on any holiday when you are travelling with babies or small children. We took it to Nepal with us when we took our 7 month old baby, Jamie, and it provided to be an invaluable source of information and advice. It is worth reading before you travel as it has useful tips on what to take and what to avoid. It is clearly laid out and well written so that any concerned parent would find it useful. It has excellent checklists that you can use to determine if the symptoms your child has are serious in any way and provides some excellent advice. Every time my husband was worrying about any health issues I would tell him to read THE book! I would highly recommend it to any parent travelling especially if they are travelling to a remote destination such as within Asia, Africa or Latin America. We still use it now when our son gets ill - one of the best health advice books I have come across - one of a kind!
“a timely and relevant publication. It embraces the parental perspective providing sound practical information and advice… With the help of case stories, the authors create a personal tone without distraction from the key points… This book is an essential resource of every travelling parent.”
Travel Wise: newsletter of the British Travel Health Association
“A lot of literature about travelling with children offers no more than elementary advice. One notable exception is Your Child Abroad. It’s definitely worth investing in”
The Sunday Times
“Peace of mind has rarely been so immediate and compact.”
The Sunday Times, London
“Parents considering taking children to developing countries would be wise to obtain a copy of this manual as it not only offers practical advice for disease prevention and treatment based on personal experiences but also gives inspiration to parents who may have doubts about travelling with offspring abroad. Travel health advisors will also find this book a useful addition to their library of travel health literature.”
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
“a good point of reference for parents considering trekking with children”
The Independent, London
“detailed manual packed with common-sense, medically accurate advice – it is probably worth buying even if you are holidaying in Cornwall.”
“The authors write that ‘the secret of pleasurable travel with children is to ensure that you are within your limits of coping’. I would add a second essential: this excellent manual for travelling parents.”
Simon Calder of the Independent newspaper, London
“includes an impressive number of lists… the authors, both parents as well as doctors, offer practical and reassuring advice as relevant in Corfu as Kathmandu.”
The Times, London
“adventurous parents…should pack a copy…It is packed with sensible advice about how to avoid exotic illnesses and what to do in emergencies (such as being burnt by hot buffalo milk)…it is also a delight to read.”
Daily Telegraph, London
“compulsive reading…tips are relevant for any foreign holiday…extremely well laid out.”
The Guardian, London
“offers advice on everything from keeping children occupied on flights to avoiding food poisoning…”
The Express, London
“interspersed with light hearted anecdotes which serve to reassure parents that most problems are usually minor and easily dealt with, despite how terrifying they seem at the time.”
Sesame, newsletter of the Scientific Exploration Society
“This essential resource doles out practical advice that's as relevant in Corfu and Kathmandu”
Mail on Sunday
“comprehensive and comforting book for parents”
Dr Deborah Mills, Travel Health practitioner, Brisbane
straightforward advice... in an easy-to-use format
Geographical Magazine, London
"Sunburn, tummy ache, jellyfish, vampire bats and assassin bugs - they're all in here, along with comprehensive advice on first aid, what to pack in a medical kit and how to ask basic questions in five languages. Whether you are off to Amsterdam or the Amazon, this is the perfect family health companion"
Conde Nast Traveller magazine
This superb, informative and easily read guide should be familiar to every family doctor and a necessary component of all practice libraries. Travel to sometimes remote places is increasingly undertaken for occupational reasons but also for family vacations. The steep rise in the number of airborne family journeys testifies to the attractions of far off places. These places are usually safe if the traveller is aware enough and properly prepared to avoid sometimes common assaults by insect vectors and other potential hazards. From extensive personal experience and with a magnificent skill at presenting necessary information on page and website in preparation of an overseas trip, the authors make an extremely clear presentation. Indeed they are to be congratulated on a major contribution to the travel literature. This handbook should ensure that experiences of travel abroad will be as safe as they are pleasurable. I am delighted that an updated e-version is planned for later in 2013.
Prof B.W.M. McGuinness, MD
“We found your book on traveling abroad with children extremely useful and inspiring.... thanks for writing such a wonderful resource for those of us that choose to travel with our kids. For all the discouraging advice we encountered when we told people we were traveling with 10 month old Ann, she was the healthiest one of the group! She loved the attention, and really thrived in the Malagasy forest.”
Karen Samonds, Montreal
“Useful… down-to-earth… practical… reassuring… how to deal with everything from sunburn to scorpion bites…. full of excellent advice that will be appreciated not only by parents but by most adult travellers too.”
Bird Watching magazine
“reassurance... practical, reliable information”
Times Educational Supplement
“Doctor Jane knows everything about jabs, bugs and jippy tummies; indispensable”
Dea Birkett in The Guardian
The undersrtandable suggestions for taking care of a child's wellbeing extend from planning a trip to the eventual return home.
Stephen Walker in Travel Resources: an annotated guide