Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau
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“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.
I just had my first 2weeks ago and had no baby experience before this. This book really helped me hone in on my babies cries and body language! Thank u!
Balanced & specific
What I appreciate most abut this book is that it is balanced. I've been so inundated with extreme opinions about breast feeding and parenting styles (i.e. attachment vs. furberizing), that Tracy's approach shines through like a ray of light. Her methods are both nurturing and independence-promoting. They give the baby what he/she needs while still giving the family/couple/parent time and balance in life.
Tracy's gives very specific directions and advice, example stories, and a realistic view of the challenges that arise with a new child. She is specific as to how to accomplish each aspect of the child's day:
Eating - how long, how much, breast or bottle or both...
Activities - how to bathe, change, dress, soothe...
Sleeping - how to recognize the signs of a sleepy baby, how to get them used to their crib...
Tracy's book has given me greater understanding and confidence which I am sure will help emensley with the new bundle of joy we expect in three months. I hope to remember to write another review after my husband has read this and we have put Tracy's methods to the test.
If you are expecting or need guidance for your child raising, I HIGHLY reccommend this book! It is a must-read no matter what your parenting style is (or will be).
I first read this book over 12 years ago while expecting my first child. It gave me the tools I need to feel comfortable as a new mom. Since then, I've given or suggested this book to every new mom. I have just read again after having my 3 rd child 12 years later and it's still the best tool I've ever had!
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- Category: Parenting
- Published: Jan 30, 2001
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English