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Calm the Crying: The Secret Baby Language That Reveals the Hidden Meaning Behind an Infant's Cry
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One of the world’s foremost parenting experts offers a revolutionary guide for translating a crying baby’s urgent messages.

 

Like many new parents, Priscilla Dunstan was at her wit’s end trying to ease the crying of her colicky infant son. Then she made a startling discovery: His sounds varied according to his needs, and she could decipher their meaning by tracking the sound as a physical reflex. Unlike learned languages, Dunstan soon realized, every newborn from birth to three months possesses a natural, reflexive communication system for signaling hunger, tiredness, the need to burp, lower gas, and general discomfort. Thirteen years of research culminated in the Dunstan Baby Language, now made available to all caregivers in Calm the Crying.

Helping readers learn to recognize and respond to exactly what their baby needs, Dunstan’s remarkable program covers ten sounds in total that can be identified and used to calm a baby. Brimming with diagrams and photographs, Calm the Crying reduces the frustration of wasted time spent addressing the wrong needs. A baby’s cries are a powerful form of communication—now made even more powerful because the message can be understood loud and clear.
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Priscilla Dunstan. (2012). Calm the Crying: The Secret Baby Language That Reveals the Hidden Meaning Behind an Infant's Cry. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Helping readers learn to recognize and respond to exactly what their baby needs, Dunstan’s remarkable program covers ten sounds in total that can be identified and used to calm a baby. Brimming with diagrams and photographs, Calm the Crying reduces the frustration of wasted time spent addressing the wrong needs. A baby’s cries are a powerful form of communication—now made even more powerful because the message can be understood loud and clear.
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        Dunstan, who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, amongst other highly visible media outlets, claims that her eponymous baby language will teach parents to "hear, understand, and know exactly what [their] baby needs and how to attend to those needs quickly and effectively." The author, who had a colicky son herself, studied classical and operatic singing and claims to hear more than most people and to have exceptional pattern-recognition skills. She describes 18 "words" that she says are a universal baby language: Neh means I'm hungry, Eairh means I'm gassy, Gen means I'm teething, and so on. Her research has never been validated, however, and while she seems to appreciate the scientific method, she is forced to use terms like "control type situation" to give credence to her technique, which is mostly aimed at parents of infants under 12 weeks. VERDICT Desperate parents will try anything to soothe a crying baby, and who can blame them? There are definitely distinct infant cries for different needs, but claims to have deciphered their cryptic mysteries are a bit much. Nonetheless, this title may get some media play, so libraries might consider purchase from a circulation perspective.

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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