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How to Calm the Crying

Summary: How to end the frustrating communication barrier, and recognize and respond to your baby's needs.
Air Date: 11/10/12
Duration: 60
Host: Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Priscilla Dunstan
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.
  • Book Title: Calm the Crying: The Secret Baby Language That Reveals the Hidden Meaning Behind an Infant's Cry
How to Calm the Crying
Tune in to parenting expert Priscilla Dunstan, author of Calm the Crying: The Secret Baby Language That Reveals the Hidden Meaning Behind an Infant's Cry. Dunstan was frustrated trying to ease the crying of her colicky infant son when she discovered how his sounds varied according to his needs. For more than 13 years Dunstan has studied the natural, reflexive communication system of infants and has identified 10 keys sounds that can be used to calm a baby. Her book is a must-read for parents and caregivers who want to end the frustrating communication barrier, and recognize and respond to their baby's needs.

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