Whether this is their first child or their tenth, parents start out with so many expectations and have so much advice floating around them. Pick up the baby when she cries. Don't pick up the baby. Have lots of stimulating learning toys. Keep the baby's room cool at night. Motion helps babies sleep. But what if you follow all the "expert" advice and still have a cranky, uncomfortable, sleepless baby on your hands?
The key to a happy baby is understanding what she is trying to tell you with her cries, gestures, and facial expressions. In this groundbreaking book, Tracy Hogg, who has cared for more than 5,000 babies, unlocks the secrets of infant language so that any parent, grandparent, or caregiver can interpret what a baby is "saying" and give her what she needs.
Hogg, an English nurse and founder of Baby Technique, a Los Angeles-based newborn and lactation consulting firm, has a way of calming and caring for babies that led one of her clients to dub her "the baby whisperer." In this, her first book, she teaches parents how to decipher "infants' language"--their cries, gestures, and facial expressions. Her E.A.S.Y. (eat, activity, sleep, your time) method offers a relaxed, commonsense approach. Every aspect of care for mom and baby is covered, with interesting charts and clear references. There are many good books on baby care, such as Arlene Eisenberg and others' What To Expect the First Year (LJ 6/1/89), Jodi A Mindell's Sleeping Through the Night (LJ 6/1/97), and, of course, Dr. Spock's oeuvre, but this book possesses unusual tenderness and heart, and it respects babies as people, albeit little ones. For all public libraries and any parenting shelf, this is the perfect gift for a new mom and family.--Annette V. Janes, Hamilton P.L., MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
|Introduction: Becoming the Baby Whisperer||p. 1|
|Loving the Baby You Gave Birth To||p. 15|
|E.A.S.Y. Does It||p. 38|
|S.L.O.W. Down (and Appreciate Your Baby's Language)||p. 64|
|The E--Whose Mouth Is It Anyway?||p. 89|
|The A--Wake Up and Smell the Nappy||p. 133|
|The S--To Sleep, Perchance to Cry||p. 167|
|The Y--It's Your Turn||p. 190|
|Great Expectations: Special Circumstances and Unforeseen Events||p. 229|
|Three-Day Magic: The ABC Cure for Accidental Parenting||p. 251|
|Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts||p. 275|
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Number Of Pages: 352
Published: July 2005
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.8 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.172