Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate With your Baby

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“TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.”
–Los Angeles Family

When Tracy Hogg’s Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was first published, it soared onto bestseller lists across the country. Parents everywhere became “whisperers” to their newborns, amazed that they could actually communicate with their baby within weeks of their child’s birth. Tracy gave parents what for some amounted to a miracle: the ability to understand their baby’s every coo and cry so that they could tell immediately if the baby was hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. Tracy also dispelled the insidious myth that parents must go sleepless for the first year of a baby’s life–because a happy baby sleeps through the night. Now you too can benefit from Tracy’s more than twenty years’ experience. In this groundbreaking book, she shares simple, accessible programs in which you will learn:

• E.A.S.Y.–how to get baby to eat, play, and sleep on a schedule that will make every member of the household’s life easier and happier.
• S.L.O.W.–how to interpret what your baby is trying to tell you (so you don’t try to feed him when he really wants a nap).
• How to identify which type of baby yours is–Angel, Textbook, Touchy, Spirited, or Grumpy–and then learn the best way to interact with that type.
• Tracy’s Three Day Magic–how to change any and all bad habits (yours and the baby’s) in just three days.

At the heart of Tracy’s simple but profound message: treat the baby as you would like to be treated yourself. Reassuring, down-to-earth, and often flying in the face of conventional wisdom, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer promises parents not only a healthier, happier baby but a more relaxed and happy household as well.

Baker & Taylor
Provides advice for new parents on how to respect and communicate with their child, and suggests ways to understand a baby's personality type and help infants adjust to a schedule that also accomodates parents' needs.

& Taylor

Provides advice for new parents on how to respect and communicate with their infant and suggests ways to understand a baby's personality type and help infants adjust to a schedule that also accomodates parents' needs. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780345440907
Branch Call Number: 649.122 HOG
Characteristics: xiv, 287 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blau, Melinda 1943-


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Sep 03, 2018

I found the comment below quite unfair... the book makes no pretensions toward being scientific. It is the personal experience of one person who has interacted with hundreds of babies over many years. (And so yes, it is literally the story of her life!) In her experience, both co-sleeping and cry-it-out can lead to sleeping difficulties. This isn’t to say that these methods never work - they do,obviously, for some people! But for some they don’t and you don’t need to cite references to know that.

I found her middle of the road approach very useful and I loved the coloquial tone. I found it very comforting while going through a tough time in my life. In fact, we checked this book out when we ran in trouble with both of our daughters! And it was super helpful both times.

May 03, 2012

Although I got a few good tips from this book, overall I'm not a fan. The writing was condescending and over-the-top cutesy, and the author spends more time describing how she single-handedly rescued family after family after family than she does trying to teach you her techniques. When she describes other methods she is unnecessarily mean, and just plain factually wrong. No citations, no references, no evidence for anything she claims.

This book seems more about Tracy Hogg than it is about parenting.

Mar 18, 2011

Recommend to anyone having their first baby. Loved what it taught me and proud of my parenting skills acquired.

Dec 11, 2010

Was alright. Has alot of content. Was recommended by our doctor, but we found that although it covered a lot of content, it wasn't that precise. A good secondary book however.

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Dec 11, 2010

Kimluong thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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