This book is a compilation of readers’ questions after our first two books were published. It is a veritable encyclopedia of baby whispering, covering a range of eating, sleeping, and behavioral issues. We go beyond general principles, tailoring the advice to specific groups: birth to six weeks, six weeks to four months, four to six months, six to nine months, nine months to a year, one to two years, and two to three years. In each case, you’ll be taught what to look for, what to ask, and when to worry.
The two chapters on eating will help you manage the transitions from breast or bottle to solids and finger foods to teaching your little one how to act at the dinner table. Three chapters on sleep help you troubleshoot nap and nighttime issues and explain how Tracy’s unique “pick up/put down” method can be used at different ages. You’ll also find chapters on potty training, understanding emotional development, applying the “The Twelve Principles of Problem Solving,” and using conscious “discipline” to compassionately correct bad habits. This is a book you can read cover-to-cover or use as a reference when you’re faced with a problem that takes you by surprise.
- “The high-spirited Hogg is humorous yet relentless in her quest to help parents find out why their baby acts a certain way…[her] followers will no doubt be delighted.”
– Publishers Weekly
- “Most baby parenting books fall into one of two categories: the old-school, “get the baby on a schedule” philosophy or the pro-co-sleeping, child-led “attachment parenting” philosophy. This book is clearly in the former category, and I think it’s the best of its kind. Tracy Hogg is a big believer in getting your baby on a schedule as soon as possible, but she clearly loves babies and advocates for doing so gently, paying attention to your baby’s needs and cues.”
– Jennifer, Amazon customer review
- “So far [this] is one of my favorite books on sleep as well as everything else “baby.”…It covers the basics from feeding, sleeping, behavior and even child proofing your house.”
– Trauma nurse, mother of two, and blogger, My Baby Sleep Guide