Marina Petropulos’s child care guidance is known and trusted all over the world and parents inevitably refer to Baby & Child Care Handbook as their ‘baby bible’.

The new Baby & Child Care Handbook has been extensively updated and expanded and deals with all the issues that parents everywhere encounter today, providing clear and medically sound explanations and answers in an accessible and empathetic way. The book encompasses everything from preparing for the birth, through the whole parenting experience. Besides the basic child care needs of feeding, sleeping, toilet training and discipline; many new behavioural, emotional, social and psychiatric issues including those on the autism spectrum, stem cell therapy, ADHD and AIDS are described. An easily understood index of childhood illnesses and their treatment is helpful in identifying both common and less well-known conditions and infections. This is an invaluable guide for both parents and professionals.

Buy the Baby & Child Care Handbook

The Baby & Child Care Handbook can be purchased from South African bookstores countrywide and is also available in Namibia.

About Marina Petropulos

Marina Petropulos’s child care guidance is known and trusted all over the world and parents inevitably refer to her Baby & Child Care Handbook as their ‘baby bible’.

For more than 30 years Marina has interacted closely with parents on her radio programmes and in her columns; including when she was the lone English-speaking voice on Radio Xhosa – answering parents’ questions and giving advice. Marina was invited to Australia where she gave child care talks throughout the country. She is also a sought-after speaker at paediatric medical conferences.

Marina’s concern for the health of children has been expressed in her obtaining millions of Rand which equipped a state-of-the-art new surgical theatre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.