Ever since having Little Miss my parenting guru and hero has been Tracy Hogg, also known as the Baby Whisperer. From her book I took away the message of observation to understand your baby and then gently move them into a mutually convenient routine. The first few months, however, were still very difficult. Despite this, I believe following her guidance has helped me nurture my children into the confident children they are today.
Vivien Sabel’s book helps parents focus on understanding the very early body language cues of babies. In her book she guides us through not only understanding these cues, but actually creating a two-way communication system with your baby from the moment they are born. Just imagine your newborn baby actually being able to “tell” you they are hungry, sleepy or have filled their nappy and not resorting to crying (which then sends most of us mums into a heightened level of alert, even panic if we are not able to pacify)!
The Blossom Method can help any parent through those initial first months of a baby’s life when one struggles to understand the baby, why they are crying. In fact, Vivien proposes that if her method is followed your baby should cry significantly less, as you know their needs even before they get frustrated and have to vocalise their need through crying.
Offering a secure and nourishing environment for your child can help her to develop greater creativity, confidence and intelligence… With The Blossom Method your baby experiences encouragement and understanding from the moment she is born.
This book is a great handbook for parents, parents to be and for those dealing with young infants in their line of work! It gives the background and psychology on which the Blossom Method is based, before proceeding to detail the most common needs of babies and how these can be addressed using this method. Areas such as hunger, thirst, sleep, discomfort, colic and lots more are addressed. Vivien supports her method with practical illustrations, case studies and testimonials. It is very easy to read and then dip into as needed.
Although best read before baby is born, in preparation, the Blossom Method can be adopted at later stages too.
I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to review this book early and am very much looking forward to using the Blossom Method with Sticky Bean when he arrives! I shall be posting updates on our progress of using the Blossom Method… watch this space.
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