Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 243 p.
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If your new baby cries inconsolably for many hours a day, take
heart. The soothing help you need is here.
Renowned pediatrician Dr. Marc Weissbluth knows firsthand how
stressful life can be for a sensitive, fussy newborn-not to mention
the child's frantic, exhausted parents. His own firstborn, like
more than a fifth of all babies, was a colicky child, causing him
and his wife to suffer many sleepless nights. Your Fussy Baby is
Dr. Weissbluth's gift to other sorely tired mothers and fathers,
written to help them comfort their newborns without disrupting
their own lives. Even extreme fussiness, he says, is not dangerous
and usually stops when the child is about four months old. In the
meanwhile, however, life can be tough for the whole family. But
whether your baby cries for as long as eight hours a day, suffers
from gas, refuses to sleep, or all of the above, Your Fussy Baby
will gently guide your little one-and you-through this mysterious
phase of infant growth. Inside you will discover
• Why your baby cries so much: The most up-to-date research,
including some fascinating possibilities that researchers are just
beginning to explore.
• Dangerous myths about fussiness: Facts and fiction about diet,
mothering, proper medications, and much more that even your
pediatrician may not know.
• The emotional effects: Avoiding the guilt, anxiety, and
frustration that having a fussy baby so often stirs up.
• What to do when your baby fusses: Specific recommendations for
what parents can do to minimize the distress that prolonged crying
causes the whole family.
• Expert, step-by-step advice on establishing healthy sleep habits
for your baby.
With this reassuring, down-to-earth guidance, you can help your
fretful, fussy newborn to become the sweet, happy baby he or she
was meant to be.