(Closed) The Baby Whisperer by Tracey Hogg?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Did you use the Baby Whisperer method?
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  • Post # 3
    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I started reading it on the advice of a mom friend, and never ended up finishing it; I like some of the points she makes (e.g. treat babies with respect and dignity) but a lot of her suggestions just don’t fit with my parenting style.  She’s pretty critical of some of the parenting practices we have used with our own kids, so that’s probably why I didn’t really connect with this book. 

    Post # 5
    6010 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @laceandpearls10:  No worries.  🙂  I’m a big believer that each family has to find their individual style, so just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t be valuable information for someone else!

    Specifically, we chose co-sleeping (which she is very against), to immediately respond to our child’s cries, and to follow a child-dictated schedule.  I’m not against the EASY method by any means, but I feel more comfortable doing everything on-demand.  She’s somewhat critical about responding on-demand, but both of my kids naturally moved themselves to a eating/sleeping routine at an early age (3 months for DD; 10 weeks for DS) so it obviously worked for us.  We also never used a sleep training method, believing instead that our kids will naturally figure out their sleep issues when they’re developmentally ready.

    I think that for some people having some kind of set plan can make those initial months of having a newborn a lot less overwhelming; for other people (like me), it just feels more right to follow your instincts instead of going with a specific method. 

    Post # 6
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did like the philosophies but we weren’t able to get them to work. 

    Here are other books that I recommend –

    Happiest Baby on the Block (get/watch the DVD), On becoming Babywise (a different parent directed philosophy), Attachment Parenting by Sears (different philosophy), Supernanny Jo Frost Confident Baby Care (Loved her, she didn’t make me feel crazy).

    We ultimately ended up with a hybrid of all of these leaning more towards Attachment Parenting.

    Post # 9
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @laceandpearls10:  I’m in the same boat. ALL of my friends are 100% fans of the routine etc. whereas when I think about being a parent and am around newborns I feel really strongly inclined to go with my instinct a lot of the time :-/


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