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Clearly a remarkable person, Tracy Hogg (the "baby whisperer") has an impressive ability to understand and relate to babies. Herself a mother, she is an experienced maternity nurse and has derived her approach from her dealings with countless babies and their families. Forgiving and sympathetic in style, her book is well written, immensely readable and is full of gems and shrewd observations that even the seasoned parent may not have worked out. She emphasises the importance of showing respect to your baby: "Just try to remember that this is a little human being in your arms, a person whose senses are alive, a tiny being who already knows your voice and even what you smell like." And so the parent is instructed to give the newly returned-home baby an explanatory commentary and friendly guided tour of his or her new home.
Those who enjoy personality quizzes will love the Know-Your-Baby Quiz in which you can "zero in" on your baby's type which, according to Ms Hogg could be "Angel", "Textbook", "Touchy", "Spirited" or "Grumpy". She then provides tips on the best way to handle each type of baby. Advocating a structured routine with the acronym EASY (Eat, Activity, Sleep, You) she then demonstrates how it works for the benefit of all the family. The book covers most topics from sex to weaning, but possibly the most helpful, even beautiful, section is where the Baby Whisperer divulges her secrets for interpreting your baby's body language, signals and cries.
If you find The Baby Whisperer helpful, you may well also be interested in Gina Ford's The Contented Little Baby Book, What to Expect: the First Year and the slightly higher brow Babyhood by Penelope Leach. --Rebecca Pickering
Not only good for expectant mums but also a useful resource for a degree student too, have used this a lot during my degree!Published 7 days ago by 3662
As a first time mum I had no clue what to do with my new born. I read the book over and over again and stuck as closely to her advice as possible. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Caroline P. Stewart
this book was bought as a present and it should be read before baby arrives. excellent samples in there, very logical advise, and we seriously think that the fact we both read this... Read morePublished 22 days ago by emihel
I was a bit dubious about this book but I have found it a really good read and look forward to putting the ideas into practice when my baby arrives!!!!Published 23 days ago by T. Franken
I managed only half of this book, every baby is different. Instead of cherishing the moments when I was holding my little angel in my arms I was worried about the routine! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shabtique
This book was fantastic to help me understand my newborn. I felt like I very quickly could read her signals and understand what she wanted. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie T.
A straightforward approach to addressing your little one's needs. This can be a little prescriptive for seasoned mothers but if you treat it as advice to use as you see fit it's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MK