This book will serve as a guide to mothers-to-be and mothers of newborns, infants, toddlers and young children. It deals with the normal development, day-to-day care, health issues, behavioural issues and emergencies related to infants, toddlers and young children. This book contains illustrations and pictures regarding the same. The common day-to-day queries of mothers have been answered in a \'question and answer\' format to make it more interesting for mothers to go through the book. The author has taken pains to keep the answers as concise and crisp as possible; at the same time conveying all the relevant information to the mother. This book will also be useful for mothers-to-be as it has a special section on \'pregnancy care\'. This book also covers about certain laws related to pregnant women, adoption and infant food.
About the Author
Dr. Sivaranjani Santosh has done MD Paediatrics from JIPMER, Pondicherry. She has excelled in her studies right from school times, and won a national essay writing competition about parent-child relationship when she was in 7th standard. Her interest in child care probably took roots at that time. She stood first in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 10 standard, CBSE. She is well versed academically, is a good clinician with fairly good paediatric skills. She has written articles to newspapers regarding, common child problems. She has immense experience in dealing with common day-to-day problems of new mothers. She took a break from her career for two and half years to bring up her daughter, as she believes firmly that parents need to devote themselves completely to their children, especially in the early years. In the meantime, she wrote this book to guide mothers to bring up their children in the best possible way. She is now consultant paediatrician at Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad.