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Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« on: November 25, 2017, 01:42:27 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: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 01:48:17 am »
There are so many reasons I am thankful, but high on the list is that you taught me how to listen to 2 very different babies.  Thank you.   :-*
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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 10:57:09 am »
I am one of the old-timers who still remembers the days when Tracy used to visit the boards.

I am still here - chatting to people with a similar way of helping our children.

My boys are growing into wonderful young men.

Thank you Tracy.

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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 08:22:19 am »
I'll always be grateful to Tracy.
I am a better parent for what I learned from her books and for the support I have had over the years on these forums.


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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 08:47:11 am »
Just starting my journey with with my 4th BW'ed baby. The tools and perspective Tracy has given me have made me a better parent.



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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 14:40:17 pm »
Can never forget you. Thank you.  xo

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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 14:58:13 pm »
Thank you!!! For bw which brings order into chaos and for the BW community, which has saved my sanity so many times.





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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 04:34:44 am »
This website has been my go to since my first baby was born and still is now! What Ive learned from Tracy has been a godsend. I always recommend the baby whisperer to all of my friends. Thank you Tracy. RIP

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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 09:35:30 am »
The book and this forum have kept my sanity and be the mom my daughter needs. Rereading it now as dd2 is due any day now. I cant say thank you enough!!



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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 09:56:20 am »
Before giving birth to my first son, I was confident everything was going to be amazing and that it would come naturally. As a new mom, I was really upset and confused in finding out it wasn't happening. I struggled the first few weeks, trying to find guidance which didn't just dictate, but taught. A voice that could tell me that all those mixed feelings were ok, that everything can and should be learned, together. That's what Tracy's books, and this forum, have been for me. It's a wonderful and supportive place where learning, sharing (and venting!) are encouraged and celebrated through real life experience and knowledge. Thank you for helping me become a better mom!

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Re: Thirteenth Anniversary of Tracy's Passing
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 21:17:35 pm »
When I had my first princess in 2001 watching Tracy on the tv helped so much as my eldest had severe eczema . As I was breastfeeding I learnt so much so when my second princess arrived in April 2004 she was a breeze as I had learnt so much . Now this year having my third princess do really miss the tv programs and the advice as having my little one now is like being a first time mum . I so glad that the forum is still here so that I can reference all the different stages and learning all over again. . Thank you