Item description for Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby by Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau...
Overview Provides advice for new parents on how to respect and communicate with their infant and suggests ways to understand a baby's personality type and help infants adjust to a schedule that also accomodates parents' needs. Reprint.
Publishers Description "TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT-the ability to develop early insight into their child's temperament." "-Los Angeles Family " When Tracy Hogg's "Secrets of the Baby Whisperer" was first published, it soared onto bestseller lists across the country. Parents everywhere became "whisperers" to their newborns, amazed that they could actually communicate with their baby within weeks of their child's birth. Tracy gave parents what for some amounted to a miracle: the ability to understand their baby's every coo and cry so that they could tell immediately if the baby was hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. Tracy also dispelled the insidious myth that parents must go sleepless for the first year of a baby's life-because a happy baby sleeps through the night. Now you too can benefit from Tracy's more than twenty years' experience. In this groundbreaking book, she shares simple, accessible programs in which 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. 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.
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Studio: Ballantine Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 29, 2002
Publisher Ballantine Books
ISBN 0345440900 ISBN13 9780345440907
Availability 0 units.
More About Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau
Tracy Hogg obtained her nursing degree in England, specializing in maternity and neonatal care. Her uncanny ability to understand and calm babies led to her nickname "The Baby Whisperer." In 1997, she founded Baby Technique, through which she consults with parents individually, organizes and teaches group classes, and provides nanny training and referrals. She is the mother of two daughters. Tracy Hogg died of melanoma in November 2004. You can visit her web site at www.babywhisperer.com. Melinda Blau is an award-winning journalist specializing in family and health topics. She is the author of seven other books, including Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, and countless magazine articles. The mother of two grown children, she lives in Northhampton, Massachusetts.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tracy Hogg currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby?
FANTASTIC LIFE SAVER Jun 11, 2008
This book was a HUGE help to me with my newborn. It was full of helpful hints and guidelines. Though some of Tracy Hogg's suggestions didn't work for my little darling, she still provided a good prospective and loving ways to respond. Tracy's E.A.S.Y. routine is a complete life saver! It worked great for us; and we are still in this routine a year later! Our daughter thrives on EASY and is a well-rested, happy little girl. I buy this book for all of my first time mommy friends!
FABULOUS Jun 9, 2008
i read this book on a car ride home from New Hampshire and I love llove love it. our daughter is a a little older than the ones she is dealing with, (not in the 03 month stage) but it's all applicable. i love her middle of the road approach, i love the basic routine information.. I think it's all fabulous. Today is day one of our EASY attempts, and it's working like a charm. There is a lot of insight here in this little book. It's something I wish i had when i was pregant, or when our little one was just born. But it's fabulous.
in response to the post about bad breast feeding advice... I think she spends so much time making the case for formula because there is such an innundation of information on on breast feeding. I didn't feel like she wasn't making her argument. On the contrary, i felt she was taking into consideration that the reader was already semi educated about breast feeding. What she did say about breast feeding I think was important to say - that it has to be learned, that it has to be a mother's choice, that it is a good thing to do. BUT that formula is good too, and that the guilt trip that comes with every mother who chooses to formula feed over breast feeding needs to stop NOW.
She also doesn't come across and say Attachment parenting is bad. She doesn't. But the goal in the book is to raise an independent child. A child that can fall asleep on their own. A child that can get to understand te routine in the day, their role in the family. I know for me, we were doing semi demand feeding, but then nothing else got done. The baby HAD to be held so much of the time. and as much as I love it, practically, it's not going to work. So she shows you (or she showed me) how to work routine in to the mix with the EASY method, how to play, how to take care of yourself and how to get your baby to sleep.
So I Love this book. I would recommend it to anyone. I think it's worth the read and is full of great advice.
excellent!! Jun 9, 2008
Absolutely wonderful book! Every new Mom should read this, gives you so much confidence in taking care of your new baby. Helps you to understand & read your babies cues, body language, identify cries etc. Has so much teaching and my baby did everything just as she said he would. Also helps you to get them to sleep through the night, my baby slept through the night at 8 weeks. We recommend this book to everyone we know!
The best baby book out there! May 13, 2008
This is the absolute best baby book around. I used the tips with all three of my children and it worked like a charm! They all became great sleepers and eaters. The best part is not having that overwhelmed feeling because you don't know what your bay wants or needs. With this book I was better able to understand what their cries meant and therefore could meet their needs. A must have for any new Mom!!
Good Book for Establishing Sleep Routine May 10, 2008
"If you follow a structured routine, you will solve all your baby problems" is the idea of this book. The routine explained in the book is called E.A.S.Y. (Eating, Activity, Sleeping, You). The author explains that the times of the individual elements of the routine will vary according to the baby, but every baby should have a routine if you want to have a life. Eating, Activity, Sleeping and Making Time for yourself are very well explained in the book in an easy-to-read way. If you are breastfeeding, you may not feel any support reading this book, and I can even say that you may get discouraged reading some sections. Although I do not agree with the author's ideas on feeding, I would recommend this book if you are looking to establish sleep routines for your baby. I would not use this book as my only source of information on topics mentioned in the book.