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Calm Baby Gently

"The world is new, so many faces, sounds, smells, feelings, places…"

When baby cries, stay calm! Written by a pediatrician and health literacy expert, this simple book unites child and parent by conveying important, safe parenting and health practices in a gentle, rhythmic way. The soft, rhyming story soothes baby and helps parents during baby's fussy, colicky stages, which often peak between 1 and 4 months old. A perfect gift for new families, this book also reinforces the value of shared reading. 

*Also available in Spanish as Calma bebé suavemente.



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

About the Author: 

Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician, clinical research fellow, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore. His research foci are the effect of shared reading on brain development, general early and pediatric health literacy, and the health effects of electronic media on young children, as well as the importance of a solid foundation in words and play. www.BabyUnplugged.com

About the Illustrator: 

Leah Busch is an artist from Cincinnati, OH. She has held numerous positions in the arts, won numerous awards including for her Toast to Baby children’s book series, and taught extensively, and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  www.LeahBusch.com



Publishing Info:

Publish Date: September 1, 2014
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-28-8

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Also available in Spanish: Calma bebé, suavemente

"Un nuevo mundo, tantos rostros por conocer, sonidos, olores, emociones y lugares por recorrer..."


Publishing Info

Publish Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-39-4