Secrets of the Baby Whisperer (Google eBook)
Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 287 pages
"GETTING ANY SLEEP?"
It's an insidious myth that all new parents must give up not only their sleep but their entire lives for the first year of a baby's life. Codswallop, says British-born Tracy Hogg. Having worked with more than five thousand babies over the past twenty years, and dubbed "The Baby Whisperer" by her grateful clientele, Tracy has the unique ability to understand a baby's every coo and cry. She can tell instantly whether a baby is hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. But her most amazing gift is her ability to teach parents how they too can "whisper" to their babies.
In this groundbreaking book, Tracy concentrates her vast knowledge (and huge doses of uncommon sense) into simple, accessible programs that parents can begin as early as the first weeks of a baby's life. With these programs you will learn
¸ E.A.S.Y.--how to get baby to eat, play, and sleep on a schedule that will make every member of the household's life easier and happier.
¸ S.L.O.W.--how to interpret what your baby is trying to tell you (so you don't try to feed him when he really wants a nap).
¸ How to identify which type of baby yours is--Angel, Textbook, Touchy, Spirited, or Grumpy--and then learn the best way to interact with that type.
¸ Tracy's Three Day Magic--how to change any and all bad habits (yours and the baby's) in just three days.
But perhaps the most important part of Tracy's philosophy is contained in one word: respect. Tracy advises treating your baby as you would any human being--think twice before shaking loud toys in a baby's face, lifting a baby's legs over her head with no advance warning, or even letting a baby cry it out. At the heart of Tracy's simple but profound message: treat the baby as you would like to be treated yourself.
Reassuring, down-to-earth, and often flying in the face of conventional wisdom, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer promises parents not only a healthier, happier baby but a more relaxed and happy household as well.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your BabyUser Review - Anne - Goodreads
Like all books about parenting babies, this seems like it would be most helpful to read the week after giving birth - when the last thing you have time to do is read. I bought it a while ago, looking ... Read full review
Review: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your BabyUser Review - Hayley - Goodreads
With baby #2, I take all advice with a grain of salt. I can gloss over the condescending comments about how you SHOULD raise your child as the author instructs and extract the information that may ... Read full review