BabyCalm: A Guide for Calmer Babies and Happier Parents

English books


By Sarah Ockwell-Smith

BabyCalm offers a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting.

If you want to find ways to cope with tiring days and difficult nights without putting your baby on a strict routine, or resorting to sleep training, this new, gentle guide is for you. Full of advice, support, tips and the experiences of other new parents, this book shares the methods of the popular BabyCalm classes and workshops and will enable you to enjoy your baby and to trust your own parenting instincts from the start.

Contents include:

  • deciphering your baby's cues
  • a toolbox of calming techniques
  • the benefits of babywearing
  • understanding normal baby sleep patterns
  • gentle ways to encourage your baby's sleep
  • the importance of attachment
  • recovering from birth
  • the transition to motherhood, and
  • why you should trust your maternal instincts

This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies.


About the Author

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four small children. She has a BS in psychology and worked for several years in pharmaceutical research and development before retraining as a pediatric homeopath, hypnobirthing antenatal teacher, and birth and postnatal doula. She has trained in baby massage, hypnotherapy, and psychotherapy. She founded BabyCalm™ in 2007. Ockwell-Smith resides in England.

Her other works:


Publisher: Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown
Pages: 272
Size: 18.4x23.3cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749958282
Publication date: 2012/10

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