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Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 25, 2016, 01:02:01 am »
Tracy Hogg, RNMH “The Baby Whisperer"
Born and raised in the north of England, Tracy worked in several reknowned hospitals including St. Catherine's Hospital for the Mentally Handicapped, where she first discovered her gift for understanding children's cries, gestures, body language, and other nonverbal cues -a talent she would later apply to babies. When she emigrated to the United States in 1992, Tracy began to work exclusively with parents and their new babies, helping them make the transition from delivery room to first diapers and eventually into toddlerhood.

In 2001 Tracy, working with her co-author, award-winning journalist Melinda Blau, published her first book, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How To Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby, which instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Just one year later, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers was published and became a national bestseller as well. 

In June 2002 Tracy teamed up with Discovery Health in Great Britain to produce a fifteen-part television series entitled The Baby Whisperer. Each episode demonstrates not only Tracy's incredible problem-solving skills, but also her compassion for children and parents.

In 2004, even as she was battling a life-threatening disease, Tracy and her co-author collaborated on The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems. Because Tracy knew that this might be her last book, she was determined to cover every conceivable problem so that even if she couldn't help parents personally, her book would.

Sadly, Tracy lost her battle to melanoma on November 25, 2004. All these years later her legacy lives on in her books, her tapes, her television programmes, and, mostly, the spirit of this website. The Babywhisperer website realized one of Tracy's greatest dreams: to create a place where thousands of devoted parents can come to share their experiences and to support one another. What she possibly didn't imagine, though, was that this virtual community would also make sure that her wit and wisdom could never die.     

We hope that you will join us in paying tribute to Tracy on this thread. The thread will remain here in this board as a lasting tribute on this special day.

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Here at the Babywhisperer Forums, to honour Tracy on the anniversary of her death, we encourage everyone to go out and post on the core boards (Eat, Activity, and Sleep).  They are the heart and soul of this forum, and the support given to everyone is what helps parents all around the globe learn how to whisper to their babies. 
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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 02:29:06 am »
Thank you for making me the parent I am today Tracy.   :-*


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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 05:19:06 am »
Thank you Tracy  :-*

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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 07:29:45 am »
I owe you a very large drink lovely lady 😚



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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 12:20:26 pm »
Thank you Tracy.... 12 years already. xx
DS 1: Textbook baby, February 2012. Kind and loving big brother to...
DS 2: Textbook (with a little touchy) baby, April 2016. My smallest and dearest bear.

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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 15:45:31 pm »
Thinking of you Tracy, still using our techniques 11 years on in so many ways more than just good sleep habits.  xo

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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 20:02:29 pm »
So glad I found Tracy's books and methods x Thank you Tracy.


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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 22:22:58 pm »
Thank you Tracy for your methods, your books, and for creating this space.
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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 23:26:58 pm »
Where would I be without such useful, and extremely helpful methods!?

Thank you Tracy and forever Rest In Peace

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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 01:16:52 am »
 Thank you Tracy, for showing me how to walk that fine line between nurturing and honoring my child, while also teaching her some independence.  9 years since I stumbled upon this place, and I am eternally grateful, for you changed the trajectory of my parenting. 

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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 11:38:55 am »
I was thinking about how grateful I am to Tracy and BWing just this weekend actually.  I was catching up with some old friends who both have kids similar ages to ours.  Neither of them get much sleep.  I am so grateful for finding BW and Tracy's teaching.  DD2 isn't the best sleeper and wakes most nights asking for me to find her cuddly toy or cover her up again with her duvet... but that is sooo much better than what my friends are getting.

I'm also thankful for learning how to handle my LOs during the difficult times and really listen to them, not just "get strict" as so many parents do.

Thank you Tracy!


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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2016, 11:44:40 am »
I can't tell you how grateful I am for this forum :'( It has given me so much - my tenure here - sure it has been about 9 years now! Is testament to that. First about baby sleep, then toddler sleep, baby sleep again (!), breast feeding, dummy weaning, solids weaning, potty training, post part depression... every challenge, every question I have had about nurturing my precious children has been asked - and answered - here, with reference to your methods.

I would have been lost. LOST. without your work. What alternative would there have been? Thank you. Thank you.





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Re: Twelfth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 20:06:13 pm »
Thank you Tracy :) I am so gratfull for your book. From my baby's birth till today; maybe it is the first day ı can rest. This happaned with your help. Now ı am comfident and know how to handle most of the problems. Thank you so much❤️