HCM CITY -- Dr Trí Đoàn, a Singapore-trained veteran paediatrician, and freelance writer Bùi Thị Hà Uyên yesterday launched their new book, Để con được ốm (Let your child be sick/thin) in HCM City.
The title is a warning against trying to overfeed babies to make them chubby, “because your neighbour’s child is”, Uyên told the media at the launch.
The humorously written book tries to answer many of the health and parenting questions that arise in people’s minds while taking care of babies aged up to two.
It is written in an anecdotal format and packed with illustrations and the humour of real-life mother Uyên.
Đoàn said many parents worry excessively even if their children are slightly ill and hoped the book would put their mind at ease.
Để con được ốm will be available at all bookstores from Friday. -- VNS