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Babycalm

A sneak peek inside

by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

 

Based on techniques and wisdom honed during her years as a mum and at the helm of her award-winning company BabyCalm ™, Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s new book is designed to offer stressed-out new parents the tools they need to feel confident and at ease in their new role. The revolutionary BabyCalm™ approach is all about empowering parents to trust their own judgement when it comes to parenting, after all happy parents and a calm baby go hand in hand.

With five star reviews for the book stacking up on Amazon, and fans of the approach including celebs like Michelle Heaton (see below), it is essential reading for new parents everywhere.

BabyCalm™ classes have helped us all become an amazing little family. They gave myself and Hugh the confidence every parent should have going forward, even though we were 1st timers…without your classes and workshops we would have been lost. Faith is a very happy little girl and we are very happy parents. Thank you.Michelle Heaton, February 2012

In this extract from the book Sarah describes a very effective way to hold and calm your baby: The Tiger-in-the-tree hold*.

'Very often when we try to calm a baby we do so by holding them facing to us, often cradling their faces and looking into their eyes, yet for an over-stimulated baby facing them away from us (and that stimulation) for a short while can often work so much better. One tip I learnt from a baby yoga class was a position known as "tiger in the tree", holding a baby facing away from you and downwards with their head firmly supported in the crook of your elbow and holding their crotch with the same hand. Don't forget that your baby is used to being upside down and on his side in utero so you may find that this "tiger-in-the-tree" position is magical, and will stop your crying baby in an instant! Try this pose for a brief period, indoors, specifically for calming your baby.'

One mother had this to say about the hold: 'The tiger-in-the-tree hold was the biggest revelation to me and my husband; what an amazing secret! Not only did it instantly settle our baby, whereby you could hold her close and calm her, but also wander around and have a free hand. Fantastic!'


About the author

Since having her first child nine years ago, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has worked tirelessly to prepare parents for the birth of their child. An antenatal teacher and a doula, with a background in psychology, she founded an award-winning company Babycalm ™ with one aim in mind – to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. She has a great understanding of the minds of new parents and is passionate about gentle parenting – letting parents know that it is OK to trust their instincts, that there are other ways to cope as a new mother without putting your baby into a strict routine or resorting to controlled crying.

 

*Please remember that a baby should always be placed on his/her back to sleep.

Piatkus

BabyCalm

By Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Since having her first child nine years ago, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has worked tirelessly to prepare parents for the birth of their child. An antenatal teacher and a doula, with a background in psychology, she founded an award-winning company Babycalm T with one aim in mind - to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. She has a great understanding of the minds of new parents and is passionate about gentle parenting - letting parents know that it is OK to trust their instincts, that there are other ways to cope as a new mother without putting your baby into a strict routine or resorting to controlled crying. This book takes a different approach to the vast array of books out there - helping new parents to enjoy their baby and to trust in their own parenting instincts, offering a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting.

BABYCALM will help you understand your baby and yourself as a new parent. It offers plenty of ideas about calming techniques and how to encourage your baby to sleep well and will enable you to feel confident and at ease in your new role.A happy mum and a calm baby go hand in hand and this book will get you off to a great start.

BabyCalm is a brilliant, positive resource that focuses on intuition, feelings, love and trust.Everything [said] in the book really resonated with the way we hoped we would parentBabycalm TM (www.babycalm.co.uk) is an award-winning company running a unique blend of early parenting classes with one aim: to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. This book shares their inspiring ethos and methods.

Babycalm offers a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. If you want to find ways to cope with tiring days and difficult nights without putting your baby on a strict routine, or resorting to sleep training, this new, gentle guide is for you.

Full of advice, support, tips and the experiences of other new parents, this book shares the methods of the popular Babycalm TM classes and workshops and will enable you to enjoy your baby and to trust your own parenting instincts from the start.

Contents include: deciphering your baby's cues; a toolbox of calming techniques; the benefits of babywearing; understanding normal baby sleep patterns; gentle ways to encourage your baby's sleep; the importance of attachment; recovering from birth; the transition to motherhood; and why you should trust your maternal instincts.

This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies.

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Babycalm are a successful company, with a growing network of teachers and classes in the UK. They are planning to expand into the US and Australia.Opportunites to promote to a network of new parents through classes, a website, blog, facebook and twitter feed.Offers a genuine alternative to the routine-led baby books and will spark debate on sites such as mumsnet.Strong endorsements from parents and celebrities alike.