Our first book became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2001. It has since been translated into twenty-three languages. Filled with simple, accessible strategies that you can use as early as the first weeks of your baby’s life, we lead with a questionnaire that sheds light on your baby’s personality. Is he or she an Angel, Textbook, Touchy, Spirited, or Grumpy type? We then introduce simple acronyms to help you keep the principles of baby whispering in mind. For example, “SLOW” (Stop, Listen, Observe, and figure out What’s up) reminds you that you need to take a breath to better understand what your infant is “saying”–whether she is hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a cuddle. “EASY” (Eat, Activity, Sleep, and time for You) enables you to keep on track. Establishing a predicable routine is vital to your baby’s health and so is taking care of yourself. One chapter is devoted to each of the letters in EASY, so you’ll learn how to feed and provide safe activities for your baby, how to foster “sensible sleep” (nap and bedtime practices that don’t rely on cry-it-out methods), and how to take care of yourself. You’ll also find out how to avoid “accidental parenting”–practices that later backfire–and what to do when you have to break those bad habits.
- “Miracles are her business…The honest truth is that Tracy Hogg has provided me with more insight into the things that matter than anyone else.”
– Jody Foster, actress
- “Tracy Hogg has given parents a great gift–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.”
– Los Angeles Family
- “There are many good books on baby care, such as Arlene Eisenberg and others’ What To Expect the First Year, Jodi A Mindell’’s Sleeping Through the Night, and, of course, Dr. Spock’s oeuvre, but this book possesses unusual tenderness and heart, and it respects babies as people, albeit little ones. For all public libraries and any parenting shelf, this is the perfect gift for a new mom and family.”
– Library Journal
- “The last thing new parents can find time for is quiet reading, so many helpful books on infant care rely on bullet points and a “let’s get to the point” writing style. Tracy Hogg, a neonatal nurse, teacher, and mother of two, uses these techniques to good effect in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. Focusing on newborns and their parents, her simple programs are a blend of intelligent intuition and methods based on years of experience.”