In spite of the knowledge which has been accumulating for more than 60 years on the ill effects of early maternal deprivation on the development of children, infants are still abandoned at birth or soon in their first year, and solutions have to be found to raise them properly… This book — Loczy, an unusual approach to mothering — is not recent, but it still rests as a major contribution to the problem of abandoned children.

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In 1968, Myriam David and Geneviève Appell made their first visit to Lóczy, an orphanage founded by Dr. Emmi Pikler shortly after WWII in Budapest, Hungary. The authors were struck by the atmosphere of Lóczy and the care the babies received there. This book details Dr. Pikler’s innovative approach at the institute that has since been re-named in her honor.