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About the author: Marina Petropulos

Marina lives in Cape Town with her husband Mica and is also an accomplished sculptor whose work is found in collections world-wide. Marina has two married daughters and is the besotted grandmother of twins, Riley and Bay and Orion.

Her dedication to the health and welfare of children has been expressed in her raising funds which equipped a state-of-the-art new surgical theatre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

She is also on the advisory board of the Sue Strüngmannn Students for a Better Future Trust which places economically disadvantaged children with academic talent in top schools where they can reach their full potential.


About the books: Baby & Child Care Handbook: Series Book 1 - 5

 Marina Petropulos Baby and Child Care HandbookMarina Petropulos Baby and Child Care Handbook Book1Marina Petropulos Baby and Child Care Handbook Book2Marina Petropulos Baby and Child Care Handbook Book3Marina Petropulos Baby and Child Care Handbook Book4Marina Petropulos Baby and Child Care Handbook Book5



For more than four decades, parents worldwide have referred to Marina’s book as their ‘baby bible’. The Baby & Child Care Handbook is fully up to date, with the latest medical research.

You will also have free access to Marina’s website ( featuring over 100 video talks by world renowned paediatric experts, doctors and professors on a variety of childcare subjects. These are arranged according to the subject of each chapter in the book.

‘It is my sincere conviction that parents of all shades and creeds share a common bond: that of wanting the best for their children. It is also the right of every child to be raised with enough care to nurture mind, body and soul; so that each will grow up with the good sense of self-worth and a chance to realise their full potential.’ MARINA PETROPULOS

‘Marina highlights that each child is an individual, so we as parents get to know them in order to provide their particular needs. There is no single right way and Marina is very clear that we have to trust our knowledge of our particular children in order to help them grow up to be adults who can negotiate their way in life. This is a book to have always on one’s bedside table!’ Dr ALAN WOOD, Medical Journal.

‘This book is a veritable one-stop knowledge shop... Not only does it seem to cover every single, solitary, freaky, benign, apparently stupid or incredibly bright question a fuzzy-headed mother might find herself asking, but it does so in a calm, credible, non-judgemental and non-patronising tone... there are also the more tricky topics like the hopes we have for our children, and – very sensitively and sensibly dealt with – the issue of discipline... particularly useful are the handy grids to illnesses, their symptoms and when to see a doctor... ‘ KAREN SCHIMKE

‘This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable, factual advice and help for parents and parents-to-be. I unreservedly recommend it.’ DR JOHN PEARN, Royal Children’s’ Hospital, Australia.

‘This book read beautifully – it is light, yet serious and thorough and up-to-date. A really marvellous guide and source of excellent information.’ Professor Astrid Berg, MB ChB, FC Psych (SA), MPhil (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry). Professor Berg is on the Board of Directors of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

‘This book could be the best investment parents ever make...’ SUNDAY TIMES.


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