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The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics…

by Melinda Blau, Tracy Hogg

Atria Books | January 3, 2006 | Trade Paperback

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1 in

Published: January 3, 2006

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743488946

ISBN - 13: 9780743488945

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I ordered this book hoping to find some helpful suggestions on how to teach my 4 month old how to soothe himself to sleep without crying. Granted, Hogg's methods don't encourage leaving the baby to cry themselves to sleep, but the tone of the book made me feel like I was doing everything wrong. I found her term 'accidental parenting' to be ridiculous. I didn't accidentally parent my child, I purposely rocked him, nursed him, or sang to him to help him fall asleep. All the things I have done that felt nurturing and natural Hogg explains are not what you should do for a baby. Really? I shouldn't rock my baby? or sing to him? I should pat his back firmly and 'SHshsh' him to sleep? That doesn't come naturally. Needless to say, I have put this book away and my baby and I are doing what comes naturally to us and things are getting better.
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A godsend! Ever wish babies came with a manual? This book IS that manual! Tracy has worked with thousands of babies, and she has a wonderful gift: she understands them. In this book, she takes you by the hand and guides you through issues such as feeding, sleeping, behavior, and much more. Her methods are extremely gentle and respectful of the baby/child. For example, she doesn't believe in letting babies cry it out. She encourages other more gentle methods to help babies learn to go to sleep on their own. Her methods have worked wonders for us and many other parents we know. No parent should be without this book.
Date published: 2011-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It totally helped me I loved this book, as a first time parent I needed guidance and this book gave me the ability to make it happen. My daughter has been on the same schedule since 4 months old and she is now almost 1.
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase!! I bought this book when my son was just a baby, he's now 3 years old and I still find myself looking thinks up in it. I was a great investment.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book was a lifesaver! If you are having issues with your baby sleeping, this is a great book to start with. It may not solve all your problems but it's a great start. I certainly wished I had read it before the birth of my son instead of 6 months in. Definitely take her word that getting your baby on a schedule is very important!
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every New Mom needs to read this!!! WOW! This book was great. I read many books and still did not find the answers I was looking for. This book helped me understand how to put my baby to sleep, helped him and I get on a schedule, and talked a lot about accidental parenting things that all parents do without knowing and how to correct this. I only wish I had read this before I had my son, not 2 months after he was born it would have made my life a lot easier. This will be my shower gift for any new mom!!!
Date published: 2007-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Need this book if you are a new mom!! I am a new mom and have been looking for a book that told me how to get my child into good sleep habits and this book was perfect.
Date published: 2007-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Helpful Book Ever As a new mom, I was given many books to read. This book is by far the most helpful I have ever read. It is because of this book, my daughter slept through the night by seven weeks, I knew roughly how often babies eat (at each age), and how to understand my baby, because every baby has a different personality with different needs. I buy this book for each of the people I know that are expecting. This book was a savior.
Date published: 2007-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This book was written about my baby! The section about the 4-6 month old is soooo helpful. We were ready to try anything and what we tried from this book made a world of difference! Our baby sleeps! Also, our toddler benefits from the guidance about tantrums. Yay!
Date published: 2006-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great reference book! This is a great book for helping you troubleshoot common issues with your baby/toddler, whether it be sleeping, eating, behaviour etc. A must read!
Date published: 2006-02-01

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The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics…

by Melinda Blau, Tracy Hogg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1 in

Published: January 3, 2006

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743488946

ISBN - 13: 9780743488945

About the Book

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.

Read from the Book

Chapter One: E.A.S.Y. Isn''t Necessarily Easy (But It Works!) Getting Your Baby on a Structured Routine The Gift of E.A.S.Y. You probably have a routine in the morning. You get up at roughly the same time, maybe you shower first or have your coffee, or perhaps you immediately hop on the treadmill or take your pup out for a brisk walk. Whatever you do, it''s probably pretty much the same every morning. If by chance something interrupts that routine, it can throw off your whole day. And I''ll bet there are other routines in your day as well. You''re used to having your dinnertime at a certain hour. You probably have particular rituals at the end of the day, too, like spooning with your favorite pillow (or partner!) in anticipation of a good night''s sleep. But let''s say your dinner hour changes or you have to sleep in a bed away from home. Isn''t it unsettling and don''t you feel disoriented when you wake? Naturally, people vary in their need for structure. At one end of the continuum are those whose entire days are predictable. At the other end are free spirits who tend to fly by the seat of their pants. But even "flyers" usually have some sort of dependable rituals during their day. Why? Because human beings, like most animals, thrive when they know how and when their needs are going to be met and know what''s coming next. We all like some degree of certainty in our lives. Well, so do babies and young children. When a new mum brings her baby home from the hospital, I suggest
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Table of Contents

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

Index

From the Publisher

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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