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Baby Knows Best Publishers Weekly

Your baby knows more than you think. That’s the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers®). Baby Knows Best is based on Gerber’s belief in babies’ natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe.

Baby Knows Best is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies’ cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children.

Praise for Baby Knows Best

“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. A must-have.”

Jamie Lee Curtis

“Invaluable…A refreshing departure from the didactic, overly prescriptive books that seem to dominate the parenting literature. I strongly recommend it.”

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

“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

“One of the best things that ever happened to me as a mother was discovering RIE. Even though my daughter is now nine, she is still a RIE baby at heart: calm, confident, and self-motivated. 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