Baby Knows Best

  • by Deborah Carlisle Solomon
  • Narrated by Deborah Carlisle Solomon
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach.
Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. Baby Knows Best is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe.
Baby Knows Best is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children.


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Customer Reviews

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A pinch of salt

There are some useful and practical ideas in this book and some that are ridiculous and impractical. If you tried to do everything this book advises you to do you could end up feeling like a parenting failure, as something's are bound to fail, e.g. Asking a baby who can crawl to sit still for 30 minutes or so on a mat whilst you feed them. The book makes a lot of recommendations but doesn't make much reference to the reality of raising a baby. Having said that advice about narrating the baby's experience, commenting on what children do well rather than blanket praise for unspecified reasons are valid and useful advice. I have put certain aspects of this book into practice.
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- Miss

Inspiring, motivating and surprising insight!

The idea to just "Observe" your baby is quite inspiring and not that easily to be achieved by parents these days (including myself). Then through the sharing of stories, I have realized the importance of me slowing down, wait for my baby to process and response, so I don't take away her opportunities to develop and be self-reliant, self-confident! I am more motivated as a mom after reading the book as I have more faith knowing my baby has her intrinsic abilities in this world and perhaps to surprise me with these abilities at very early stage of her development! Thank you, Deborah.
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- Cindy Kao

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio