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The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhoodby Tracy Hogg
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New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hogg, now in a new role as "Ms. Fixit," takes us beyond the basics presented in her first two successful Baby Whisperer books. In this latest book, Hogg shares her experience in the trenches, responding to questions she has been asked repeatedly by thousands of parents who have sought her out for private consultations, flocked to her book signings, and contacted her via her website (babywhisperer.com). Here she focuses her renowned baby-whispering energies on solving the most common difficulties — including feeding issues, sleep troubles, and behavior problems — and puts together a comprehensive package of specific and targeted strategies.
In addition to explaining her most effective approaches in greater depth and detail, Hogg introduces a wealth of new baby-whispering concepts in these pages. She teaches parents of babies and toddlers how to catch everyday difficulties before they become chronic, as well as how to solve deeply entrenched problems.As such, The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems lives up to its promise, providing a compendium of surprising and deceptively simple trouble-shooting techniques and practical remedies. For Tracy's fans, this book will be a welcome addition to the Hogg library; for readers unfamiliar with her philosophy of care, it will open a new world of understanding and insight. It is a must-have for all parents of young children, a guidebook to read from cover to cover, a resource to keep on the nightstand.
"Hogg, a British nurse (and author, with journalist Blau, of two previous Baby Whisperer titles) who died of melanoma at age 44 in late 2004, addresses the issues of eating, sleeping and behavior in infants and toddlers. Hogg's followers will no doubt be delighted with her tips on breast and bottle feeding, introducing solids and coping with colic and other problems (though the book probably won't please those seeking a less structured approach to parenting). A stickler for details, Hogg stresses the importance of establishing patterns and routines, and even includes meticulous feeding charts. Her chapter on sleep problems is especially useful, with troubleshooting tips to help determine whether a baby is overstimulated, in discomfort, hungry or lacks an adequate sleep ritual. Hogg espouses 'PC' (patient and conscious) parenting, as opposed to 'accidental' or quick-fix parenting. She uses acronyms and abbreviations freely, explaining, for example, the sequence of events known as E.A.S.Y (eat, activity, sleep, you) and the sleep strategy she calls P.U/ P.D. In spite of Hogg's easygoing tone and friendly propensity for calling her readers 'luv,' her approach to solving problems is quite methodical. The high-spirited Hogg is humorous yet relentless in her quest to help parents find out why their baby acts a certain way and how to manage and respond to various behaviors." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The "New York Times" bestselling child-rearing expert presents the most effective approaches in greater depth and detail than in earlier books in this series, offering this new guide that is organized into ten Super Secret chapters that will open a world of understanding to concerned parents.
S"uper Secrets goes beyond the basics presented in the first two "Baby Whisperer books to offer a series of specific, targeted strategies for solving some of the most common parenting difficulties--including feeding issues, sleep troubles, and behavior problems. Points are illustrated with real-life cases from Hogg's wealth of personal experience and from the thousands of parents who have contacted her website, and solutions are tailored to developmental levels ranging from birth to age three. Presenting her most effective approaches in greater depth and detail than in her earlier books, this new guide is organized into ten Super Secret chapters, from "E.A.S.Y. (Eat, Activity, Sleep, and time for You) Isn't Necessarily Easy (but It Works!)" to "Just When You Think You've Got It...Everything Changes!" Filled with keen insights and revolutionary approaches to everyday situations, Super Secrets will open a world of understanding to concerned parents everywhere.
Table of Contents
Introduction: From Baby Whispering to Problem Solving
My Most Important Secret
One: E.A.S.Y. Isn't Necessarily Easy (But It Works!)
Getting Your Baby on a Structured Routine
Two: Even Babies Have Emotions
Gauging Moods in the First Year
Three: Your Baby's Liquid Diet
Feeding Issues in the First Six Months
Four: Food Is More Than Nourishment
Solid Foods and Eating Happily Ever After
Five: Teaching Babies How to Sleep
The First Three Months and the Six Troubleshooting Variables
Six: Pick Up/Put Down
A Sleep Training Tool — Four Months to a Year
Seven: "We're Still Not Getting Enough Sleep"
Sleep Problems after the First Year
Eight: Taming Toddlers
Teaching Children to Be Emotionally F.I.T.
Nine: E. E. A. S. Y. Does It
The Case for Early Toilet Training
Ten: Just When You Think You've Got It...Everything Changes!
Twelve Essential Questions and Twelve Principles of Problem Solving
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