Survivor's Guide to Colic

Solutions for Crying Babies from Someone Who's Been There

Non-Fiction - Parenting
204 Pages
Reviewed on 02/12/2014
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Author Biography

Jen Lester’s introduction to motherhood was rough – her little boy suffered terribly from colic. This led her on an exhaustive quest for answers. In the process she discovered that there are solutions out there. Jen is passionate about helping new parents so they can get back to enjoying their baby, instead of just ‘surviving’ them.
Jen’s profession is corporate law - she has a background in research commercialisation and technology licensing, but she’s had a diverse career: having been everything from a solicitor, a medicine student, a non-profit lawyer to a professional circus instructor (yes, really!). Jen thrives on work and loves a good challenge, but her fiercest passion is her family.
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

If you are living through or have ever had to live through the hell of colic, then Survivor’s Guide to Colic is specially designed for you. Jen Lester has put together a no-nonsense, but unassuming masterpiece when it comes to helping you survive one of the most difficult issues that can arise with that sweet little bundle of joy that has suddenly turned into a wailing demon. She supplies you with techniques to help settle your baby, which will likely keep you from losing your mind before you are able to continue to the other methods that will help rid you and your child of this horrible nightmare. Jen discusses all of the possible underlying causes without accusing you of failing as a parent, and also discusses the positive and negative options involved in fixing the problem in order to help you decide what to do. Jen also works to undo many of the myths that go along with colic and takes a calm and professional approach to both sides of the arguments about the causes of colic. She uses medical evidence to back up her approach and helps you to be assured that this period will pass and can pass sooner rather than later by utilizing some of the techniques that she shares.

Horse whisperers step aside, the baby whisperer has arrived! Jen Lester has put together a book that ought to be passed out along with all of the other pregnancy and baby books that have traditionally been a part of the expectant mother's library. Survivor’s Guide to Colic uses an approach that is both gentle and informative. Jen doesn’t send parents on a guilt trip, but instead tries to calm the storming seas rather than add to the frustration. Using her own experience as well as a mountain of medical research, Jen has truly dedicated herself to helping others get through the frustration of this most difficult time. Read it, have it ready for quick reference and pass it on to others. Survivor’s Guide to Colic is not only essential reading for expecting and new parents, but mandatory.