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Eat, Sleep, Play, Love

A GP's evidence-based and non-judgemental guide to your child's first two years

About The Book

A practical, non-judgmental and honest guide to the first two years of a child’s life for a new generation of Australian parents.

Practising GP, mother of two and Instagram’s popular doctor Preeya Alexander is a refreshing new voice in the parenting space. Her hands-on, inclusive and down-to-earth advice, combined with a big dose of fun, is the ultimate survival guide for the first two years of parenting.

Preeya offers straightforward and trustworthy information about looking after both babies and new parents. From postpartum care and mastitis to feeding and sleep problems, nothing is off limits.

Eat, Sleep, Play, Love demystifies this sleep-deprived time and breaks down complex topics with wisdom and humour to make them easily digestible and achievable.

'Eat, Sleep, Play, Love is a practical, non-judgemental and honest guide to the first two years of a child's life for a new generation of Australian parents. Alexander offers hands-on, inclusive and down-to-earth advice in this survival guide for the first two years of parenting for looking after both babies and new parents. From postpartum care and mastitis to feeding and sleep problems, nothing is off limits. It might be a good gift for new or soon-to-be parents.' The Canberra Times

About The Author

Photo credit: Lawrence Furzey

Dr Preeya Alexander is a practicing GP in Melbourne, mother of two and author of Eat, Sleep, Play, Love and the children’s book Rainbow Plate. She has motivated many to get cooking at home by sharing simple, adaptable, veggie-packed recipes on her social media platform and blog.

Preeya is a TV presenter; she has hosted two Catalyst episodes on the ABC and co-hosted two seasons of Good Chef Bad Chef where she was able to combine practical health tips with a solid dose of humour. Preeya always delivers achievable, nutritious, yummy recipes (that anyone can knock up and enjoy – from infants on the start of their solids journey to those with food allergies) with plenty of laughs and medical golden nuggets along the way. Not only will you create delicious meals that work every time and that can be tweaked to suit any need (she shares her tips and tricks), you will also gain a deeper understanding of why what we eat is so critical when it comes to our mental and physical health and how the little things you do every day with the food you eat can make such a big difference to the body and brain. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (May 3, 2023)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781761108976

Raves and Reviews

Dr Preeya Alexander is a practising general practitioner and mother of two. Eat, Sleep, Play, Love is a practical, non-judgemental and honest guide to the first two years of a child's life for a new generation of Australian parents. Alexander offers hands-on, inclusive and down-to-earth advice in this survival guide for the first two years of parenting for looking after both babies and new parents. From postpartum care and mastitis to feeding and sleep problems, nothing is off limits. It might be a good gift for new or soon-to-be parents.

– The Canberra Times

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