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Calm Baby, Gently
Calm Baby, Gently

Calm Baby, Gently

By Dr. John Hutton, Illustrated by Leah Busch


Love Baby Healthy


14 Pages, 5.5 x 5.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781936669288

Rights: WOR

blue manatee press (Sep 2014)

Price: $7.99


The world is new, so many faces,Sounds, smells, feelings, places. This simple sharing book unites child and parent by conveying important safe parenting and health practices in a gentle, rhythmic way. Written by a pediatrician and child literacy expert, the soft, rhyming story aims to helps parents during the fussy, colicky stages. A perfect gift for new families, this book also reinforces the value of shared reading.


“A powerful teaching tool, this amazing little book makes SIDS prevention education at once fun to read and visually entertaining.” —Dr. Jeanne Ballard, MD, author, The New Ballard Score on Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

“An exemplary, inspired new advocacy tool for SIDS prevention, and would make an ideal gift for parents as well as a powerful adjunct for pediatricians and providers. I strongly recommend it.” —Rachel Y. Moon, MD, professor of pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center on Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

“These books work on so many levels, with poetry to hear, pictures to talk about, and a powerful message. They give children just the sort of delightful and mind-expanding experiences they need, while leading parents to see the child’s world through a creative and joyful lens. Wonderful medicine for an overly electronic age!” —Dr. Robert Needlman, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and cofounder, Reach Out and Read, on the Baby Unplugged series

"Calm Baby, Gently fills the void on a topic of great importance for new parents - newborn crying. This warm and soothing book provides helpful suggestions and comforting reassurance at a time when parents need it most. A must read!" —Margaret Clark, senior director, Every Child Succeeds

Author Biography

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, an author, and the owner of the award-winning blue manatee children's bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug and the award-winning Baby Unplugged series and the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. Leah Busch is an artist and cocreator of the award-winning Toast to Baby series. She is the creative director, instructor, and gallery director at Brazee Street Studios. They both live in Cincinnati, Ohio.