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Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and But parenting advice sells, a fact attested to by the book's New York Times. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Tracy Hogg, author of "Secrets of the Baby Whisperer," relies on the best features looking at picture books, going for a walk outside, and other age-appropriate.
Y Eat, Awake, Sleep, "You". It's not as rigorous as Babywise and it's very baby friendly.
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You learn how to read your baby's cues and to know what their language means. I am calmer around my boys and I move slower too. She has great ideas about calm baths and my boys haven't cried once since I started following her advice. She describes infant massage in a way I can understand.
Where sleep problems are concerned, her ideas are the best for us. She isn't for making a baby crying it out alone, nor does she take the polar opposite of sleeping with your baby and feeding them all night long. This has saved our lives because we were rocking Clark to sleep for hours and he'd wake up screaming as soon as his little body touched the crib.
You don't need to continue saying things like "duckie" and "luv" every other sentence. I figured it out the first time. I knew zilch about babies, so my friend picked this up for me at the library. In those first few weeks, I found the book helpful because it had charts to help with understanding a baby's cues. When my son was less than 6 weeks old, I thought the author's E. I mean, if a baby wants to fall asleep while eating, no cajoling seems to help.
But by the time he was months old, I realized he was on E. And I was saner for it. I read the b I knew zilch about babies, so my friend picked this up for me at the library. I read the book out of order, tackling the subjects as I needed help with them. One of the first chapters has a little quiz to see what sort of baby yours is Angel, Textbook, Spirited, Grumpy , and I actually read that one last. Some of the questions didn't really apply to a newborn, so I took it when my son was 4 months old.
Seems he's a Textbook baby. I liked her perspective, too. Some of her ideas seemed a little over-the-top, but mostly she had very good advice. Feb 19, CS rated it did not like it Recommends it for: At first the advice in this book seemed so logical that I was excited to have a plan for how to be a mom for the first time. Once my son arrived, I decided that this book was evil.
Hogg's basic idea isn't terrible - it's the guilt she assigns to anyone who doesn't use or can't follow her method. I was in tears more than once because I felt like a failure when her advice wasn't working.
One day I literally threw the book against a wall with frustration. I think that action surprised enough to see At first the advice in this book seemed so logical that I was excited to have a plan for how to be a mom for the first time. I think that action surprised enough to see how ridiculous it was to call myself a failure because her method wasn't working for my son and me.
I found other methods and other sources of advice that didn't heap on so much guilt and my son and I are enjoying each other very much now. Feb 26, Emma rated it it was ok. I meant to read this when my first was a newborn but never got around to it Hogg would say it's because I didn't have my baby on the E.
I would say codswallop! Even though I read the whole thing, I'm not really sure what the book is actually supposed to be about. The subtitle promises secrets of how to calm, connect, and communicate with your baby. Most of that information is limited to Chapter 3, which is about slowing down to I meant to read this when my first was a newborn but never got around to it Hogg would say it's because I didn't have my baby on the E.
Most of that information is limited to Chapter 3, which is about slowing down to listen and respond to your baby. There are two helpful charts in that chapter about noticing the baby's signals and ideas for how to interpret them.
I thought Chapter 3 was the most useful chapter in the book. The other idea promised in the beginning of the book is information about Hogg's E.
But again, this is limited to only one chapter, Chapter 2. Initially I thought that Chapter 2 was simply an overview of E. Instead, Hogg spends each chapter delineating her personal philosophies about eating, playtime, sleep, and self-care rather than actually giving any detail about how her philosophies fit into the routine. Anytime she mentions someone disagreeing with her philosophy she says that their views are codswallop or poppycock and continues to reiterate that if you just follow E.
But, um, how am I supposed to follow E. Yeah, must be nice! For a book written in , she spends an awful lot of time talking about dads as the dum-dum partner who needs to be given "concrete tasks" so that he can "feel involved" And moms, you have to remember not to criticize how dad puts on the diaper because "he's learning" as if mom isn't, too?? She also has scorn for women who do extended nursing because OBVIOUSLY they must be doing it for themselves and the secret joy and power trip over dum-dum dad they get from having a toddler treat their nipples like a door knob.
Hogg also states that she does not advocate beginning bedtime stories until the baby is 6 months old and can sit up and focus. Goodness gracious! As a literacy specialist, that line is enough to make me want to burn this book and give it a one star rating, or negative stars if I could. To be fair, though, she never says not to read to your child at all until 6 months, only that she doesn't advocate bedtime stories until then, which is what saved the book from the fire.
But, codswallop! Read from birth! Read from birth!!! Feb 21, Sarah Saturday rated it it was amazing.
Great reminders to keep doing what works best for you while still offering your newborn a routine. Huge takeaway is that all babies are different but flexible routines will help both of you to be happy and healthy. Also, respect your baby and move at their pace! Our lifestyles are far too busy and fast paced for our littles. Dec 13, Michelle rated it it was amazing. I'm giving this five stars because I read it in one day, put my two month old on the E.
That very night! This went on for a few weeks Then her naps went all screwy. And she started waking up at night. And her naps got worse. Which made me want to throw away this book in frustration because I was trying to follow it to a tee and it was not working! I still don't know what i I'm giving this five stars because I read it in one day, put my two month old on the E.
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I still don't know what it is--are all babies different, and it's impossible to really put them on set routines at three or four months, no matter what the baby whisperer says? Or is my baby just going through a little phase and she'll get back on routine soon?
I don't know! But my baby is still sleeping eight to 10 hours at night, just usually with a snack after about six hours understandable, I think. Her naps don't go according to plan mainly, I think, because of life. And I let this book make me feel pretty darn guilty about it until I decided, screw it, you guys.
If my kid is happy for the most part, sleeps some during the day preferably in her crib, but yes, sometimes in my arms or being worn, etc. And she can learn how to properly fall asleep when she's not, you know, just a little tiny baby.
We'll get there. Don't let this book make you feel guilty. Try to do E. Feb 08, Ashley rated it did not like it Shelves: This book is so full of misinformation that it would be comical if Tracy Hogg wasn't intending for it to be actual parenting advice.
I should have known that a woman who left her own children across the ocean to become a "parenting consultant" for Hollywood families would have nothing useful to say about actual parenting. Seriously - check out the reviews on the back cover - they are all from actors, producers, etc. Just a few rea This book is so full of misinformation that it would be comical if Tracy Hogg wasn't intending for it to be actual parenting advice.
Just a few reasons why I hate this book: I'm pretty sure the Similac and Enfamil literature is more pro-breastfeeding than Hogg. Her "EASY" routine is fine, but that is the only good nugget of information in this book, and that same routine can be found from about a million different sources.
I get the feeling that Hogg really screwed up with her own kids and is now trying to make herself feel better by screwing up kids all over America. The style was really cheesy. I liked some of her information make sure baby gets the hind milk to stay full , but it was mostly a wash.
Avoid the DVD companion because it's mostly a waste of time, and from the 90s. I would not recommend this one, but would stick to babywise.
I would just recommend googling it and reading an overview of her concepts in case you want to implement them. I think her "shush pat" method is a huge waste of time and kind of ridiculous, but maybe it's because I'm blesse The style was really cheesy.
I think her "shush pat" method is a huge waste of time and kind of ridiculous, but maybe it's because I'm blessed with a baby who can self soothe. I just can't imagine spending 9 minutes every time I'm putting her down patting her back!
Sep 11, Tovah rated it did not like it Shelves: I hated every minute I spent reading this book. I hope that some time, deep in the dark of December, when I am sleep deprived and trying to solve the enigma of a whaling baby, some nugget of information I gleaned in these miserable pages resurfaces to save me in a useful and non-demeaning way. Oct 11, Gail rated it it was amazing. Oooh did I enjoy this parenting book.
I really did. Now, I've since read a critique from a mother of two who liked Tracy Hogg's take on "E.
And then discovered it's not a perfect mold. Which, I get Yes, paren Oooh did I enjoy this parenting book. Yes, parenting is hard. But so much of it is in the approach, and the more even-keeled you are about it, the better off your baby is going to be. Overall, Tracy's biggest recommendation is to get your child on a routine. Overall, this is probably my favorite more technical parenting book I've read yet.
My only fault with it?
About halfway through, in researching a bit more about Tracy on the Internet Tracy who talks about how she's British, which led me to picturing her as this perfect British nanny, right down to the accent , I learned that she died about 10 years ago at only 44! Broke my heart a little bit Jan 31, Elaine Mullane rated it liked it Shelves: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was another book I read while up to my elbows in pregnancy and babies.
Heidi Holvoet, PhD. Heidi's approach differs from this one, and she does not endorse nor encourage all aspects of the Baby whisperer method.
A strict E. Tracy Hogg, who sadly died in , was an English registered nurse with a wonderful talent to understand and tune in to babies and children. She discovered this talent when working with mentally disabled children: Her first book explains the basics of her philosophy, about understanding and tuning in to babies and the methods parents can use to help their baby sleep: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: Tracy Hogg's method is often listed as an alternative inbetween crying it out methods like the Ferber method and no tears methods like the No Cry Sleep Solution.
And it is. Tracy does not have babies cry it out.
It is important for a baby to feel safe and secure, and to know that her parents are always there for her. But she also does not support what she calls accidental parenting like nursing, bottle feeding, walking or rocking baby to sleep. These make a child dependent on a prop for sleep whereas it is crucial for a baby to learn to sleep without one.
Several tools are explained in the book to help parents teach their baby these all important sleep basics:Listen to the sound of the cry.
Put the baby down for a nap.
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I am sorry to be so harsh, because it is obvious from her stories that she is a devoted and loving mother to wonderful children who love her. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
This article has outlined the most important parts of The Baby Whisperer technique. Tips Read Tracy Hogg's book "Secrets of The Baby Whisperer," which explains the philosophy behind the approach and contains advice for specific scenarios.