Some Mums call it their “Bible” – others say they refer to it “religiously” – but either way it’s a phenomenally informative book, written by a Kiwi mother for soon-to-be mothers, and researched alongside leading Obstetricians, Midwives, Paediatricians & Holistic Healers.
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby
Just as I have described with Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, if you think in terms that my OH BABY’S Why They Cry chapter is like gaining your undergraduate Degree in learning to understand newborn body-language signs, then reading Tracy Hogg’s Secret of the Baby Whisperer book is like getting your Masters in learning how to (as she says) calm and connect and communicate with your baby. It is a wonderful accompaniment to OH BABY.
Post-Script: In 2001 this baby whisperer’s book became a New York Times best-seller. And just three years later Tracy Hogg had passed over from cancer. Oh what other amazing wisdom she could have taught us all, if only she had been on this Earth for longer. x
Hydrogel Breast Discs
This product is absofrigginlutely brilliant! To soothe sore nipples! And an essential for first-time breastfeeding mums. My best advice is to buy this 12-pack BEFORE your baby is born (have them packed in your postnatal bag) because you’re best to start using them from the first day of breastfeeding. As a midwife I have cured literally hundreds of cracked traumatised nipples combining this product with HyperCal lotion … but the biggest problem is women having to wait a few days to receive them after they have already started breastfeeding. (Their coolness feel divinely relieving straight out of the fridge too!)