January 21, 2011

The Aware Baby: A Review

Where to buy: www.amazon.com

The author of The Aware Baby, Alteha J Solter, PhD, is a well-known and highly respected developmental psychologist. She founded The Aware Parenting Institute with instructors in over 13 countries. She has written a sequel to The Aware Baby, called Helping Young Children Flourish, another book called Tears and Tantrums, as well as Raising Drug-Free Kids. She is well-known for her non-punitive parenting style when it comes to discipline.

The Aware Baby is a must-have for new parents. Understanding the non-verbal language of babies, i.e. crying, can sometimes be daunting. With the help of Aletha Solter’s book and her extensive knowledge and experience of developmental psychology in babies/children, new parents will learn to bond with their baby. They will also understand why babies cry and how to respond to their cries without lasting psychological damage to the infant.

The author advocates attachment parenting and gives ideas of alternatives to “traditional” punishment. New parents will find the section on solving sleep and feeding issues extremely helpful. Other topics dealt with are: temper tantrums, toilet training, separation anxiety, co-sleeping and other issues parents with infants and toddlers will face.

The book provides easy-to-do exercises for parents to explore their own feelings about certain subjects and how to nurture and grow the bond between your baby and yourself. It is a book full of valuable information on raising a happy and emotionally healthy infant/toddler.

Click here to buy The Aware Baby on Amazon.com.

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  • I enjoy your review of The Aware Baby. I’d love to point out that Aletha’s name is spelt Aletha rather than Althea.

  • Alexis says:

    @Marion Badenoch Rose – Thanks so much for pointing that out. I’ve corrected it.

  • Lynda says:

    The book called The Aware Baby is really great especially for the newly granted child. Well, that’s the supporting fact. It indicates some of the physical as well as the mental developments of babies. By the way, nice work here…

  • Samantha G. says:

    This reminds me a little of that woman on Oprah a couple of years ago that claimed to have super-tuned hearing (i.e. perfect pitch, etc.) and she said she understood the cries of her baby: hungry, tired, gassy, and in pain. I think those were the four.

    We went and found the episode online after we had our first baby. I suppose it was a little insightful, but we usually knew what the cry meant from other context too. Luckily our baby didn’t cry too much, so it was usually very obvious to us what he needed.

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