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Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with your Baby Paperback – 25 Jan 2001

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion; 1st UK Paperback Edition edition (25 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345440900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345440907
  • ASIN: 0091857023
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overjoyed but exhausted? Perplexed but purring? Then you may just be a new parent. And if you're looking for practical reassurance and advice then Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with your Baby is for you.

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

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"Miracles are her business" (Jodie Foster)

"The honest truth is that Tracy Hogg has provided me with more insight into the things that matter than anyone else." (Alain de Botton Observer Review)

"She achieves what, to hard-pressed parents, seem like miracles." (Mail on Sunday)

"...in a different league than all other 'how to manage as a parent' books." (Daily Mail)

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271 of 282 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Mar. 2004
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At present, I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I made the mistake of reading it while pregnant and thought "Being a mum is going to be simple, what on earth do people complain about?" However I realised from day four (the day on which Hogg recommends starting your baby on E.A.S.Y.) that if motherhood were as easy as this book makes out, I would be significantly less tired and harassed than i am now!
So Hogg recommends starting your baby on a routine from day four... well as far as Eating was concerned, my newborn just couldn't rest unless she was at the breast and actually this is not surprising given the trauma she had been through plus the fact she was probably starving and my milk supply needed a good week to rev up. i personally think putting a newborn on a feeding routine at such a tender age is ludicrous. Now my baby is nearly four weeks old and we are on the 2.5 - 3 hour feeding routine and i couldn't recommend it strongly enough but it is unrealistic and demoralising to a first-time mum to find her baby does not wish to dance to Tracey Hogg's tune from day one (or rather, day four). As for the Activity bit, it is recommended that from birth to three months your baby is given 45 minutes entertainment time. i quickly realised that a newborn does not have the capacity for 45 minutes entertainment, and even now my daughter cannot entertain herself that easily, and i can only do so much to keep her so. What the book fails to mention is that your young baby might wish to spend her time crying as a past time! As for the Sleep part, Hogg blithely talks about putting your baby down for the night and seems to imply that a little reassuring pat and a rub was is all it takes to quieten your infant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BB1986 on 5 Jan. 2015
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Brilliant, straight forward and simple. She explains her strategies clearly and gives loads of examples & IT WORKS! Within a week my 9 wk old was going to bed at 7.30 awake & self settling with no help from us! this after 2 months of fighting to get him to sleep before 11pm most nights!! Well worth the investment!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Scuder on 18 Dec. 2011
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A friend recommended this book when I was pregnant with my son (now 2). At first I found it surprisingly counter-intuitive (such as all the advice about not rocking your baby, etc. - totally disregards the fact that the baby has been moving with you for the past 9 months inside), and thought the E.A.S.Y routine would be....well, easy. Although I found her charts on baby body language useful for the first few weeks, I have to say I grew to despise the rest of the book, from her condescending tone to the clearly unscientific advice (which is really just opinion). I've no doubt that she was good at her job, but her job was taking care of other people's babies. Why would a mother want to approach her role as though it's a job (which is clearly how Tracy Hogg is approaching it - this is just a management book)? Yes, motherhood is difficult, especially for the first few months (to be honest I found it really difficult for the first 8 months, then slightly easier after the first year, and now mostly a joy). If you have a baby that seems to take to the E.A.S.Y routine, then great, but if not, please don't try to make it, suppressing all your natural instincts. It will only make you and your baby miserable. Motherhood is a long journey, and the goal is not to produce a baby who sleeps through the night (alone, in its own bed), but to produce a happy and well adjusted human being who will fit in to society with a clear understanding of who he or she is.

It makes me sad to read all the rave reviews for this book that seem to suggest there are only 2 options for parenting one's children - following Gina Ford's advice or following Tracy Hogg's.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on 10 Sept. 2007
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If only I'd found this book before my baby was born! I've been trying to follow Tracy's EASY plan since my son was 5 weeks old and so wish that I'd read it before he arrived! It's been invaluable and I suspect we would've just been pottering along not really knowing what we were doing if I hadn't bought a copy of the book!

I'm starting to think now about buying one of the others as my little one gets older!

There's also a Baby Whisperer internet support forum where you can get advice and support from other 'BWs' when things aren't going as you'd hope they might be which is just amazing!

I would totally recommend getting a copy of this book (whether this edition or any of the subsequent ones).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb. 2004
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I can't recommend this book enough. This made the difference to parenting being a lot of anxiety and worry interspersed with breif moments of joy into a lot of joy, with only occasional worry and anxiety!
I found once I could "read" my baby's signals that I was confusing tiredness with hunger. No wonder I used to tell people my little one was always hungry and would not sleep!
After 3 days of watching for signals she is now dropping off to sleep 3 times a day on her own and her meals are more spaced out so I can actually go out without being convinced she needs more food!!!
I wish I had had this book when she was born. Try it to believe it.
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