Synopses & Reviews
The third book in the bestselling Baby Whisperer series—the most comprehensive, up-close, and personal to date!
Thousands of parents have asked the Baby Whisperer to help them solve their problems. With this book you too can take advantage of the advice, insights, and parenting techniques from beloved child expert Tracy Hogg. “A problem is nothing more than a situation calling for a creative solution,” she reminds us. “Ask the right questions and you'll come up with the right answers.”
Once you learn how to translate banguage, the “baby-language” your infant uses to communicate needs, feelings, and opinions, you can see your child for who he or she really is—an understanding that will serve you well as your child blossoms into the toddler years. By helping you establish a daily routine and tailor your parenting strategies according to your child's unique personality and stage of development, Tracy will teach you how to:
• Ask the Twelve Essential Questions to recognize potential problems and employ the Twelve Principles of Problem Solving—simple troubleshooting techniques for everyday situations
• Avoid, or remedy, accidental parenting—inadvertent adult behavior that often leads to such common parenting challenges as sleep problems, poor eating habits, separation anxiety, and tantrums
• Be a P.C. parent—patient and conscious—who knows how to detect prime times—windows of opportunity for teaching babies how to get to sleep on their own, introducing bottles to breast-fed babies, toilet training, and other growth issues
• Inhibit runaway emotions and foster his or her emotional fitness—the ability to understand and manage feelings
...and so much more. 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.
"The high-spirited Hogg is humorous yet relentless in her quest to help parents find out why their baby acts a certain way.... [her] followers will no doubt be delighted."
-- Publishers Weekly
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.
About the Author
Tracy Hogg devoted her twenty-five-year career to helping parents understand and communicate with their babies and young children. A nurse, lactation educator, and newborn consultant, Hogg’s sensible and compassionate philosophy, now translated into more than twenty languages, is known throughout the world.Melinda Blau is an award-winning journalist who has written fifteen books and more than 100 magazine articles. Since 2000, when she began collaborating with the late Tracy Hogg, Blau has been the “voice” of the bestselling Baby Whisperer books.
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