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When Your Baby Cries: 10 rules for soothing fretful babies (and their parents!)

When Your Baby Cries: 10 rules for soothing fretful babies (and their parents!) [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Jackson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Bursting with practical ideas, reassurances and collected wisdoms, When Your Baby Cries will restore your sanity.
Bestselling childcare author Deborah Jackson reminds us that babies soak up all the love we have to give. Here are ten effective ways to care for even the most distressed baby, while looking after your own needs as well as boosting your confidence.
Learn how to relax, become your own expert and deal with unwanted advice. Find out how crying works and why it gets out of control. Discover babies' secret signals and how to cope with colic.
Crying babies and harassed parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief: here is a way to restore the harmony of family life.

About the Author

Deborah Jackson is the author of the best-selling baby and parenting books Three in a Bed, Baby Wisdom and Letting Go as Children Grow.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 289 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1905177259
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin; 2nd, with new foreword by the author edition (20 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00486U7VY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #296,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A truthful book 28 Nov 2011
By barbara
I don't like prescriptive child-care manuals, I prefer to follow my instincts when it comes to parenting. The title led me to expect that I wouldn't care for this book. I was wrong. Deborah Jackson's "rules" are no more than common sense, the collected wisdom of human evolution.
There is nothing of the popular Gina Ford-type guru about Jackson. She speaks from experience as the mother of three herself and along with the shared wisdom, she provides a fascinating anthropological perspective with snippets of research and tales from other cultures to illustrate the rules.
The accessible style and presentation of the information with readouts headed "Did you know?" and a summary of each chapter "in a nutshell" means that a mum with a crying baby might actually find the time to read and digest what Jackson has to offer and it's certainly worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calming, reassuring, empowering 16 Jan 2012
By Jil
Calming, enlightening, empowering... Deborah Jackson has written a book which comes as close as any to achieving all three for the carers of crying babies. She understands the anxiety, desperation, guilt and sense of failure which can so easily overcome parents who are struggling with an unsettled babe.
The book is laid out with stressed parents in mind, perfect for people who need comfort and reassurance in small doses, who haven't the time or concentration to spare on a weighty and prescriptive tome. Thought-provoking facts on parenting and babies intersperse longer passages of comforting, non-judgemental and pressure-releasing narrative.
She reminds parents that they are the ones who know their baby best, and that it can be better in the long run to learn to listen to their instincts rather than slavishly following a set of rules in a book or taking on board lots of well-meant but often conflicting advice.
Despite the tag-line to its title, this is not a book about rules. It's a book about reminders of how humans all over the world instinctively care for and live with young babies. She explains how adopting some of these natural practices, especially baby-wearing, breastfeeding on demand and co-sleeping can diffuse the tension that can escalate the problem of crying. In fact she points out, that sometimes babies just cry, for reasons other than a medical problem or specific discomfort. She suggests `encircling' and 'encompassing' the crying, rather than trying to suppress it. What a relief! This book nurtures stressed parents and reminds them of their instinctive wisdom. Highly recommended for anyone who is stressed by a crying baby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trust your instincts! 9 Jan 2012
By BWells
This is a great book for new parents as it give you the confidence to trust your instincts. Importantly, it is based on research and all of the "rules" are backed up with facts and real-life information.
The title is very clever - a parent may pick this book up whilst looking for a "rule" book and find that there is a gentle way of parenting.
It is a very easy book to read and is broken up into manageable sections so you can pick it up and read a bit when you have five minutes.
Deborah Jackson is an engaging, intelligent author and I highly recommend this book.
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