“Outstanding! For many readers this book is bound to be loaded with potent new ideas–ideas that in some ways are quite different from the usual advice experts give parents. Easy to read, eye-opening, hard to forget.”

–Janet Gonzalez-Mena, coauthor of Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers and author of Diversity in Early Care and Education

“This terrific book is written by someone who really understands daily life with a baby. Deborah Carlisle Solomon shows how you can build an enjoyable relationship with your baby through the power of observation.”

– Sue Gerhardt, author of Why Love Matters

“RIE gave us a loving methodology for how to do the most important thing in the world – understand and nurture our babies. It fostered a communication and interplay that we’ve built upon all their lives. This was invaluable and loving knowledge.”

Jason Alexander

“Baby Knows Best is a treasure of insights and wisdom. I will be giving this invaluable book to every new mother I know.”

Maria Semple, Author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
 and This One Is Mine 

“RIE has been a blessing in our lives, giving us the chance to learn that our baby can teach us best when we observe carefully. We’ve learned to respect him as he expresses his needs.”

Gustavo Dudamel and Eloísa Maturén

“This book is an invaluable contribution for parents and for anybody who cares about young children. I strongly recommend Baby Knows Best, which will occupy a special niche in the literature on early care giving.”

Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Author of The Emotional Life of the Toddler

“The RIE program is the single most relatable, intuitive and common sense approach to the modern day conundrum of parenting. Baby Knows Best is the guidebook. It helps you get back to basics and makes you a better more confident parent as you learn that Babies do indeed Know Best. A must have on yours and your baby’s library shelf.”

Jamie Lee Curtis

Baby Knows Best
is now in paperback

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Deborah Carlisle Solomon was Executive Director of Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®) from 2006 to 2014 and recently started her own teaching, speaking and consulting practice. A RIE Associate, she is the author of Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® WayShe discovered RIE when her son was a baby, and was so deeply moved by Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach that she decided to change careers to study infant and toddler development, which she did at RIE and at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary. Deborah has spoken at various national and international infancy and early childhood conferences and workshops. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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