This book explains the development of newborns and offers parenting techniques for calming crying babies. Part 1 discusses why babies cry, what colic is and how to tell if an infant has colic, top five theories of colic and why they aren't right, and the connection between the missing fourth trimester and colic. Part 2 explores techniques for soothing infants and addresses: the calming reflex and how to trigger it by imitating the uterus; instructions for using swaddling, the side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking techniques; using the cuddle cure; tips for getting a baby to sleep more at night; and medical problems that can mimic colic. Case examples are used throughout the text.
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