Book: The New Baby & Child Care Handbook - Marina Petropulos

Rating: 3/5

The first Baby & Child Care Handbook was published more than 30 years ago and many of the children who were raised on its advice are now parents themselves.

In this newly updated edition Marina writes, “Times have changed even if babies haven’t and I had to make sure all the new medical information and complications parents are confronted with were fully covered.”

The book discusses all the most important issues, for example, all the aspects of birth, breast- and bottle-feeding, the first two years, emergencies and illnesses. There’s an A-Z reference section for quick information as well as tips on how to get the most out of a visit to the paediatrician.

In her foreword Marina describes parents as babies’ “curators”. Her calling is to ensure this formidable task is performed better and with more fulfilment.

If you know struggling parents, give them this book – they’ll thank you for it.

Follow YOU on Twitter.