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April 18, 2024

Read Up for Baby

Books about soothing crying babies, bonding with your baby and more!

Could it be possible? A baby who doesn’t cry? Well, perhaps not all of the time, but Baby certainly doesn’t have to cry as much. Learn useful methods for soothing a crying baby from Harvey Karp, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm a Crying Baby and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer (Bantam; $13.95). Simplified, the technique is made up of a “Five-S Method,” as in Swaddle, Sway, Shush loudly in the ear, Swing from side to side, then provide something for Sucking. Those who have tried the method are firm believers! …

You Don’t Have to Let Your Baby Cry, a minibook produced by Audio Therapy and written by Terry Woodford, a.k.a. Mr. Sandman also offers up ways to reduce Baby’s crying. The “no cry” method is outlined in the book, which also includes heartbeat musical therapy on an added CD …

Now that Baby’s tears are gone,why not try a little bonding? Bonding With Baby (Developing Hearts; $20) is a collection of developmental books which allows you to stimulate your child’s mental growth. Four books comprise the collection: “Security” for ages 0 – 3 months, “Discovery” for ages 4 – 6 months, “Play” for 7 – 9 months and “Dialogue” for 10 – months. Learn more at

From the LullaBible Series comes the sweet Little One’s Bible Blessings (Broadman & Holman Publishers; $9.99) written by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Ellie Colton. This first collection of biblical verses is made especially for babies 6 months and older – the padded hard cover and board pages make for easy turning. A CD of Christian lullabies completes the package.

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