Nationally recognized child safety and health expert, parenting writer, Radio & TV personality, and award-winning author.
Debra was the official on-camera safety expert for the popular Discovery Health weekly TV series, Make Room for Baby.
She has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, Weekend Today, Dateline, The Daily Buzz, CNBC, Asia Market Watch, MSNBC, ABC World News Tonight, Martha Stewart Living Radio and Dr. OZ, The Good Life.
Debra served as the Honorary Co-Chair of Florida Safe Kids Coalition, is a certified child passenger safety technician, and teaches infant and toddler safety and CPR classes at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
She was chosen an “Everyday Hero” by Reader’s Digest and was named a “Woman Making a Difference” by Family Circle Magazine.
Read The Reviews:
“Debra Smiley Holtzman, mother of two and former lawyer, is the type of woman I would want as a neighbor. I’d want her nearby because when it comes to safety – particularly child safety – Holtzman is THE expert.”
– Ana Veciana Suarez, Miami Herald
“Debra Smiley Holtzman shows parents how to create a child-safe home on a real-life budget.”
– Huffstetler, Frugal Living expert
“The biggest threat to the health of a child is an unsafe environment. Every parent and grandparent should read this book and follow the advice.”
– Michael P. Nussbaum, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, State University of NY
“A candid, practical, thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ instructional manual, this do-it-yourself advisory will have still another additional benefit — peace of mind for stressed out parents!”
– Midwest Book Review
“I unreservedly recommend this book to any new parent, and this is probably my new gift to any prospective adoptive parents in preparation for that nerve-wracking home visit. So if you’re a new parent (or grandparent, or close family member or friend of a new parent) run out and grab a copy soon. You’ll be glad you did.”
–Karen Walrond, Blogging baby
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