Synopses & Reviews
There is nothing so joyous as the birth of the child—and, all too often, nothing so confusing, intimidating, and downright terrifying for the new parents. "Why won't she stop crying? How can I get him to go to sleep? If breastfeeding is nature's way, why isn't it easier?"
In this groundbreaking book, Tracy Hogg does for parents and infants what Deborah Tannen has done for couples: teaches them to communicate. In her career as a registered nurse, midwife, and nanny, Tracy has cared for thousands of babies, and in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer she uses her vast experience to demystify infancy. Working with award-winning journalist Melinda Blau, Tracy blends her clinical expertise with the latest scientific findings in infant research, showing parents how to identify their own parenting style as well as their infant's unique temperament. The text is filled with heartwarming field notes and realistic strategies, such as Tracy's EASY program, which gives babies the feeling of security they need and lets parents finds all-important time for themselves.
For anyone who's ever been frustrated by a baby's cry, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer will be an invaluable source of support, advice, and wisdom.
This groundbreaking book unlocks the secrets of infant language so any parent, grandparent, or caregiver can interpret what a baby is "saying" and give her what she needs. 2 CDs.
About the Author
MELINDA BLAU has written for New York magazine, the New York Times, and the Utne Reader, among others. She is the author of Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting and the coauthor of Nurturing Good Children Now and Parenting by Heart.TRACY HOGG was a British-trained nurse, midwife, and nanny who cared for more than 5,000 babies and witnessed more than 4,000 births around the world. She was a member of the United Kingdom Central Council for Nurses and Midwives, and worked with the World Health Organization to promote women's health in countries as diverse as Sweden and India. Upon it's publication in 2001, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer became an instant bestseller, as did Hogg's two followup works. She died in 2004 after a battle with cancer.