The editor, a registered nurse with more than 20 years' experience in the care of newborn babies, has pulled together the comments of a number of nurses, many of them neonatal specialists, to provide the families of sick and premature babies some guidance in caring for these infants. Topics range from identification of the healthcare professionals working in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to typical problems with special-care babies to moving out of the NICU. There is also a chapter about dealing with the death of a special-care baby. Numerous photographs and line drawings complement the well-written and well-organized text, and the useful appendixes list numerous organizations and support groups. Aimed at educated lay readers, this well-researched book complements Theresa DiGeronimo and Frank Maginello's Your Premature Baby (Wiley, 1991) and Susan Ludington-Hoe and Susan Golant's Kangeroo Care: The Best You Can Do To Help Your Preterm Infant (LJ 9/1/93). Recommended for consumer health/patient education collections.Mary J. Jarvis, Methodist Hosp. Medical Lib., Lubbock, Tex.