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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 (396 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 623 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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265 of 276 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 Buns on 24 May 2011
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I ve bought this book,amongst 10 others when my son was 6 months old and i found the tips and informations in this book very helpful ,I have what she categorize as an Angel/Touchy baby ,I ve gained great knowledge on how to deal with him and now ( at 8mos) i hardly get frustrated ,he s much more settled,take longer naps (1-1/2- 2hr long),he's more energetic,started enjoying solids and smiles alot more, !Consequently I feel more relaxed I m able to take a morning nap aswell ,luxury i couldnt afford before with a cat napping baby .I love how Tracy Hogg emphasize the importance of respecting your child and read his cues ,rather than force him to do what in your mind he s suppose to do.Brilliant infos on napping and sleeping,how fathers can contribute to baby s wellbeing.All in all i think is brilliant ,i found myself nodding throghout the book .
I would reccomend it to everyone .
Ps:I also added a touch of attached parenting which includes using a sling from time to time to go out (although he s quite heavy!)cuddle him alot ,breastfeed him and nap with him during the day when possible .Alot of people are amazed by how placid and content he is .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rei7han on 7 Sept. 2010
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I bought this book and Gina Ford's one together. Unfortunately, I read the Gina Ford one first and imagining what life would be like on that regime terrified me. So, I picked up this one with a bit of dread but was pleasantly surprised to find that most of what the author says appeals to common sense and seems reasonable. There is an emphasis on routine but it is not regimental and depends on what suits you and your baby. There is room for emotion(not allowed by Gina Ford) and I like the idea of respecting the baby and his/her space as a small person. I do think it's important to be guided by books such as this but not be blindly led by them and there were parts I did not agree with. For instance, the author recommend the EASY approach(Eat,activity,sleep, "you" time) and sometimes babies just want to sleep after they've fed. Also, the book was great read and got lots of ideas but did not feel like I had a clear grasp of the right approach at the end. However, I think readers are meant to take away the ideas and based on their own instincts come up with with something that suits their family. I will be referring to it as required in the future and would recommend it as a useful source of info for new parents...
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful By bridget_rampton@hotmail.com on 21 Mar. 2001
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This book has received a lot of good press, and once you've read it it's easy to see why. Tracy Hogg offers some good practical advice for new parents. The main message the author seems to be pushing in this book is really use your common sense. You might think that new parents don't need to be told this, but trust me - as a new parent - common sense can be one of the first things to go out the window in those first few sleep deprived months. I found the author's views about getting the baby to learn how to fall asleep on its own particularly useful. I had read so many other conflicting views about how to do this (from leaving the poor little mite to scream himself until he is blue in the face, to bringing the new addition into bed) and Tracey Hogg's advice has been, for me, by far the most reasonable.
I would definitely recommend that a new parent allocate a little of their precious spare time to reading this. It does help get things into perspective!
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