When your baby is unhappy, you’re unhappy. Learn the experts’ secrets to soothing your fussy little one, for happier days and more restful nights! Whether your baby is colicky, fussy, or just plain cranky, the proven techniques in The CALM Baby Method will help you both feel better. With decades of expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and a pediatric gastroenterologist, Patti Ideran and Dr. Mark Fishbein have helped thousands of parents soothe their high-need babies— improving attachment, sleep, feeding, and overall quality of life for the whole family. You’ll learn the causes of your baby’s crying and ways to help, including baby massage, positioning, baby yoga, and more. The CALM (Cues, Arousal Levels, Massage) method is evidence-based and easy to follow and will strengthen the bond between you and your baby with hands-on loving care.
About the Author
Patti Ideran, OTR/L, CEIM, has worked in the field of pediatric occupational therapy for more than 35 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and a certified baby and toddler yoga teacher and is certified in the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System and the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach. She lives in the Chicago suburbs. Mark Fishbein, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and medical director of the Pediatric Feeding.
"Should be the baby manual every new parent receives [...] Reading this book will also calm distressed parents by putting practical tools in their hands." —Pec Indman, PA, EdD, MFT, PMH-C, coauthor of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postnatal Depression and Anxiety
"If you are the parent of a newborn, this is the book to keep on your nightstand." —Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, author of Retro Baby and associate professor and chair of occupational therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"A valuable and much-needed resource for parents and also professionals who work with infants and their families." —Catherine S. Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, senior clinician feeding and swallowing/NICU and pediatrics, AdventHealth for Children
"Grounded suggestions of strategies to help families understand their own child’s unique behavioral profile to individualize management of colic-related infant behavior." —Marie E. Anzalone, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, occupational therapist and coauthor of Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact With Their Environment
"Empowers parents with the skills and confidence to calm their babies and gives them hope that happier days are ahead." —Michelle Jao, MD, FAAP, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
"The CALM approach is a practical, holistic way for parents to understand and soothe their fussy babies. Every parent can benefit from the strategies in this book!" —Lauren Little, PhD, OTR/L, associate professor of occupational therapy, Rush University
"This book is such a useful guide for families and pediatricians alike. It breaks down how to practically help infants learn the skills to self soothe and calm." —Kim Gehle, MD, FAAP, Northwestern Medicine
"Families and professionals must have this book as a key reference." —Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, distinguished professor, occupational therapy, University of Missouri, and author of Sensory Profile assessments and Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses
"This book offers real-world intervention strategies for parents who are struggling, and it is a thorough and practical guide for families. A great resource." —Cheri Fraker, MS, CCC /SLP, author of Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood and coauthor of Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems,and Expand Your Child’s Diet
"This book reflects [Dr. Fishbein's] unique approach to caring for children and an entire career devoted to listening and learning." —Miguel Saps, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine