Regional anaesthesia is currently undergoing a renaissance in paediatric anaesthetic practice, particularly in day case surgery, for post-operative pain relief and in ex-premature babies. However, most practical textbooks of local anaesthetic technique are not written with small children, andparticularly newborn infants, in mind. This practical manual has been designed to aid both those aiming to refresh their knowledge of the techniques of regional anaesthesia in babies and children, and those learning these methods for the first time. Whilst it is not intended as a substitute for direct trainig by experts, its clear andconcise text and simple diagrams make it an ideal companion to 'hands on' training in the operating theatre. Both authors have extensive experience of teaching anaestheitc trainees. The two introductory chapters of this book describe the relevant pharmacological and biological differences between infants, children and adults, and the general practical aspects of regional anaesthesia. The book is then divided into sections describing the nerve blocks of the major anatomicalregions of the body. The descriptions of the different blocks can be read independently and include the relevant anatomy, indications, specific contraindictions, equipment, drugs and dosages, Each description concludes with a step-by-step guide to the block illustrated with photographs and simplediagrams.