Library titles on crying, high needs babies

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100 Ways to Calm the Crying; Pinky McKay; 2002
Summary – addresses the reasons babies cry and offers gentle strategies

Calming Your Fussy Baby: The Brazelton Way; T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D Sparrow; 2003
Summary – Covers how to interpret different cries and respond in the most appropriate and effective way

Crying Babies & Beyond the ins and outs & ups and downs; Dr Renee Shilkin; 2010
Summary – Book gives information in relation to reflux, language development, Eustachian tube irritation as a cause of excessive crying, sleeping and feeding problems

Crying Baby: How to cope!; Pat Gray; 1988
Summary – Contains stories of how other parents coped with their crying infants, and covers why some babies cry excessively and what can be done to help them

Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families; Glenda Blanch /RISA Inc; 2010 Highly Recommended
Summary – Covers all aspects of caring for children who have GORD. Written by Glenda Blanch, long-term RISA member, with contributions from RISA members (Australian book)

The Fussy Baby: How to bring out the best in your high need child; Dr William Sears; 1987
Summary – Covers how to cope with a high need baby so that both you and your baby benefit

The Happiest Baby on the Block; Harvey Karp; 2003
Summary – Discusses ways to calm your crying baby

When Your Baby Cries: 10 rules for soothing fretful babies and their parents; Deborah Jackson; 2004
Summary – Ten ways to care for even the most distressed baby, while looking after your own needs as well as boosting your confidence

Why Is My Baby Crying? (booklet); Australian Breastfeeding Association; Major revision 2005

Your Fussy Baby; Marc Weissbluth; 2003
Summary – Advice on helping fussy, sensitive babies to become happier


Library titles on: Reflux | Breastfeeding, Feeding and Diet | Children’s BooksFood allergy / intolerance | General Parenting | Health | Sleep

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Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families

REFLUX REALITY: A Guide for Families was written by Glenda Blanch in association with RISA Inc after it became obvious there was a real need in the community for more readily available, accurate information on gastro-oesophageal reflux and its management.

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Silent reflux can be very confusing; there may be no obvious signs of gastro-oesophageal reflux (such as vomiting) and the child generally isn’t ‘silent’. Silent reflux refers to refluxed material that flows back into the oesophagus, but isn’t forced out of the mouth. The child may swallow it back down or the stomach contents/stomach acids may not come up the oesophagus far enough to be swallowed.

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