On Becoming Baby Wise (2012 Rev And Edition)
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About "On Becoming Baby Wise (2012 Rev And Edition)"
The period between 12 and 18 months places a child on a one-way bridge to the future. Infancy is a thing of the past and toddlerhood is straight ahead. A baby still? Not really, but neither is he a toddler and that is the key to understanding this phase of growth. This is a period of great exchange: baby food exchanged for table food; the high chair for a booster seat; finger feeding replaced with spoon.; babbling sounds transition to speaking, the first unsteady steps are conquered by strides of confidence, and the list goes on. Moving forward at lightning pace, pretoddlers are driven towards a new level of independence, equipped with a mind of their own. Whether a parent is ready or not the childs natural inclination and challenge of I do myself will become increasingly apparent, not to mention frustrating. The drive toward independence is very strong yet unpredictable. He is always in motion and not easily restrained, directed or controlled, but he needs to be
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Ezzo is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology and is executive director of Growing Families International. ý
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During the first six months of baby-dom, I constantly referred to this. When DS was born, we had no routine and were confused as to why parenting didn't look or feel like it did in the movies. The first two weeks we took it in turns letting DS sleep on us in the night, just so we'd get a break. Bordering on PND, I implemented this routine in all its glory, and within four weeks our DS was sleeping through the night, from 6pm-6am with one 11pm feeding! We had our sleep and time together back, which we only used to talk about him :) Like other reviewers, it's hard to see other parents struggling with this - no sleep, no routine - which they accept or blame the child for (oh, they're teething!). You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by simply trying to apply the routine, principles or both from this book. Some local Aus libraries even have copies if you just want to take a peak. DS is now 12 months old and sleeps 6:30-6:30 every night. That allows DH and I to spend time together just like pre-baby-dom. Hang in there! The first three months are brutal...everyone said it gets better, but it will only get harder teaching older babies who are set in their ways. Start early, the parenting will pay off :)
Be very careful following the guide lines outlined in 'Baby Wise'. The information contained is not in line with the evidenced based information and suggestions provided by the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and other pediatric health professionals, specializing in baby feeding such as Dietitians, Midwives and Lactation Consultants. As a Dietitian and Community Educator (with the Australian Breastfeeding Association) I would not be recommending this book for any new mother to read.
What I love most about this book is prayers that prepare you and your baby for the journey ahead. Filled with positives stores and excerpts in the back from people who had positive results from the book
As a first time Mum I was second guessing myself and didn't know what to do. I wanted my baby to have a routine, but didn't know how to achieve that. This book made it all seem very simple and it actually worked. I particularly liked it because it still allows for the flexibility every day life requires, and I loved the Christian perspective it brought to parenting a newborn.
Babies are not born knowing the difference between day and night, this is something I believe needs to be taught. This book taught me how to teach my son to love sleep. At 6weeks old he was sleeping through the night and I watched as others around me struggled to get their babies to sleep (I offered this book countless times) he is now 4yrs old and never complains about bed time, he loves it. It isnt always easy to follow the guidelines in this book but it is totally worth it. Thank you Baby Wise