Here is a book that is down to earth, warm and, unlike many other books that deal with crying, respects babies.
Do you end up in tears because your baby won't stop crying?
Wish you understood what your baby is trying to tell you?
Want to comfort your baby but don't know how?
The perfect companion book to 'Sleeping Like a Baby' (we recommend you buy both books), '100 Ways to Calm the Crying' explains why babies cry, from normal developmental changes to more painful conditions such as colic and reflux. Along the way, Pinky offers practical tips how to:
- Calm and connect with your baby
- Cope with crying and sleepless nights
- Identify symptoms that may require professional help.
Just like parents and families, each baby is unique. Whether you are desperate to solve your baby's crying puzzle, or whether you just want some quick tips to soothe the inevitable crying that is an everyday part of infancy, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying is an essential, one-stop reference. Its easy-to-use format makes it possible to skim over information, and choose what is relevant to the immediate situation.
Each chapter deals with an aspect of crying and tips to calm the crying:
- little night howls
- tummy pains
- nappy rash
- walking the floor
- soothing sounds
- creating diversions
- baby massage
- lactose intolerance
- food allergies/intolerances
- from womb to room
- coping (and not coping)
This book is a reflection of Pinky McKay's 'hands on' work with parents and babies as an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Sections are introduced with facts and the latest research, interspersed with real stories from parents. Above all, Pinky McKay inspires parents with confidence - follow Pinky's gentle strategies and develop a closer, tear -free relationship with your baby.
100 Ways to Calm the Crying by Pinky McKay
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Dear Pinky, I just wanted to let you know that I am slowly finishing 100 ways to calm the crying - it is fabulous - just what every mother of a newborn needs to read - you are a gem.
Amelia is beautiful, and we are enjoying one another, especially after reading the calming and reassuring nature of your books.
Betty Chetcuti, Psychologist and mother, Melbourne
A very sensitive and practical book which parents would find very useful.
Campbell Paul, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Much of the stress I felt due to Adam’s crying has melted away. I feel I can now get on and care for him as I want to, without feeling guilty about giving him too much attention!
Caroline Fowler (mother of a 6 week old, New Zealand)
Your books gave me the strength to stand up to the critics. I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to parent the gentle way.
By the way, Harrison sleeps much more contented and more hours now than he did while applying the ‘sleep school’ techniques.
Louise King (mother of a 15 week old).
I have been particularly inspired by your stance against controlled crying. Your writing has been very important to our parenting Thank you for standing against the crowd. It has made such a difference in our life and we know in Jeremy's. People comment on what a vibrant, happy little boy he is. I wonder if it because he feels so secure that we will answer him whenever he calls.
Larissa and Cameron Carroll
I have just finished reading '100 ways to calm the crying', THANK YOU!!! My 4 month old daughter Holly thanks you also. Your book will be my number one suggestion to anyone who has or is having a baby.
I've just read your book 100 Ways to Calm the Crying - Thanks for a wonderful read. - It was really great! and made us feel much reassured about looking after our gorgeous and sensitive little girl, 6 week old Roxie, in the intuitive way we feel is right rather than some of the advice we've received that just made me paranoid and upset!
Hope Csutoros, Melbourne
I hope this book finds its way onto every new parent's bedside table: a whole generation of babies will be grateful.
Dr Sarah Buckley, General Practitioner, writer and mother of four