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The CALM Baby Method
The CALM Baby Method

The CALM Baby Method

Solutions for Fussy Days and Sleepless Nights


225 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781610024822

Rights: WOR

American Academy of Pediatrics (Apr 2021)
American Academy Of Pediatrics


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Whether their babies are colicky, fussy, or just sometimes cranky, all parents of newborns can benefit from the proven techniques in The CALM Baby Method

With decades of expertise as a pediatric gastroenterologist and a pediatric occupational therapist, the co-authors have helped thousands of parents soothe their high-needs infants—improving attachment, sleep, feeding, and overall quality of life for the whole family. Parents will learn possible causes of their baby's crying and ways to help, including information on reading their baby's cues, attachment, infant massage, positioning, and nutrition. Additional chapters address postpartum depression—especially critical when coping with colic—and what to do when colic extends beyond 6 months of age.


"Should be the baby manual every new parent receives [...] Reading this book will also calm distressed parents by putting practical tools in their hands." —Pec Indman, PA, EdD, MFT, PMH-C, coauthor of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postnatal Depression and Anxiety 

"If you are the parent of a newborn, this is the book to keep on your nightstand." —Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, author of Retro Baby and associate professor and chair of occupational therapy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

"A valuable and much-needed resource for parents and also professionals who work with infants and their families." —Catherine S. Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, senior clinician feeding and swallowing/NICU and pediatrics, AdventHealth for Children  

"Grounded suggestions of strategies to help families understand their own child's unique behavioral profile to individualize management of colic-related infant behavior."  —Marie E. Anzalone, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, occupational therapist and coauthor of Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact With Their Environment

"Empowers parents with the skills and confidence to calm their babies and gives them hope that happier days are ahead." —Michelle Jao, MD, FAAP, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

"The CALM approach is a practical, holistic way for parents to understand and soothe their fussy babies. Every parent can benefit from the strategies in this book!" —Lauren Little, PhD, OTR/L, associate professor of occupational therapy, Rush University

"This book is such a useful guide for families and pediatricians alike. It breaks down how to practically help infants learn the skills to self soothe and calm." —Kim Gehle, MD, FAAP, Northwestern Medicine

"Families and professionals must have this book as a key reference." —Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, distinguished professor, occupational therapy, University of Missouri, and author of Sensory Profile assessments and Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses

Author Biography

Patti Ideran, OTR/L, CEIM, has worked in the field of pediatric occupational therapy for more than 35 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and is a certified Baby and Toddler Yoga Teacher. She lives in the Chicago suburbs. Mark Fishbein, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and medical director of the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorder Clinic at Central DuPage Hospital. He is the coauthor of Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.