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Starting EASY - all you need to know and more!
« on: February 09, 2011, 11:52:57 am »
Tracy Hogg whispered to thousands of babies and has left us with an incredible gift - her books. We highly recommend you take the time to read through her books as they are essential to fully grasping the concepts in the EASY method, you may find the answer(s) to your questions and find them useful to have on hand as a reference.

* Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
* The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
* Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers
 
Below are some links that may help you navigate the site better. These links are just a taste of the information and support available in these forums. Please have a look through the FAQs on each board for further guidance.

WHAT IS EASY?
EASY is a flexible routine tailored for your baby, keeping their needs a priority above all else.
* What is EASY?/ The benefits of using EASY
* Sample EASY Routines from 0 - 13mths+

Their temperament can also affect what type of baby they are, and this needs to be kept in mind when teaching them how to sleep or how much stimulation they are exposed to.

* The BW "Know Your Baby Quiz"
* The Five Types - Everyday Moments

Starting EASY at various ages:
* Getting started - how I survived the first 3 months
* Starting EASY with a newborn-What to Expect
* Starting E.A.S.Y. at Four Months or Older

Please download EASY logs here:
* EASY Log downloads

EATING

Who would have imagined that something as simple as eating would be so complicated! Here are some links that may help you:
* Breastfeeding and EASY in the first few weeks
* Six Weeks to Four Months: Growth Spurts - How to tackle them

Dream feeding:
* "How do I implement/drop the dreamfeed?"
* Cluster & Dreamfeeding FAQ's - Starting, how to do it, stopping & problems

Commonly, reflux can be detected due to a baby's fussing/crying at the breast.
* Reflux 101 - General reflux information
* Alternative diagnoses and Reflux mimics.

ACTIVITY
Activity time includes feeding, changing, playing, cuddling and resettling for the next nap. Activity time is calculated from eyes open to eyes closed.
* Average A times- BOOKMARK ME!

SLEEPING
Typical sleep varies greatly between one baby and another. Sleeping through the night (STTN) is considered to be 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. One baby may start sleeping through the night at 3 months, while another won't until they're one year. The following link is intended as a general guide. 
* Typical Amounts of Day and Night Sleep

Research on CIO/CC:
* Research on why 'cry it out' and 'controlled crying' is NOT recommended!

A key part of the EASY method is observing your baby, learning their cues and responding appropriately.
* S.L.O.W. down (and Appreciate your Baby's Language)
* Recognising a Babies Cries
* What’s a mantra cry?

Sleep training:
* Teaching Sleep to Newborns and Young Infants
* Teaching Sleep to Babies of 3-5 months (and the 45 min nap)
* Teaching Sleep to Babies over 6 months old

Tools for Sleep Training and Settling
Here are some links to sleep training tools. You will find more info in the BW books and the FAQs. Remember that Tracy's methods are intended to be flexible. You may find that you need to adjust these techniques to suit the personality of your baby.
* Shush-pat - How to
* How to PU/PD (inc age adaptations)

YOU!!
Don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back and find time to indulge in YOU! You're doing an amazing job and you really need to take some time to do the things you love.
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