This is an updated version of the popular "The New Zealand 3AM Handbook". This comprehensive book offers reasssuring advice, based on sound scientific evidence, on how to treat all common childhood illnesses. Yet it is much more than an emergency health manual. Beginning in the maternity ward it guides parents through troublesome aspects of normal’ behaviour such as eating and sleeping problems, through to advice on identifying and managing behavioural and learning problems. This best-selling Canadian children’s health book has been adapted for New Zealand by paediatricians and health professionals at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, the University of Auckland (Injury Prevention Research Centre) and Safekids. The original book was written by highly trained paediatricians and members of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Children get sick, and parents have anxieties at all times of the day and night. To make information easily accessible the book is written in a question-and-answer format which will help parents and caregivers determine when it’s necessary to call a doctor or rush to an emergency department, but also to know what steps to take to make the child feel better. New information in this revised edition includes meningitis and autism. New Zealand royalties will go to Starship Children’s Hospital.