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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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
A rewrite of this book several years ago removed ambiguity that appeared to confuse some people. I love this common sense book! If you want to know why some babies sleep through the night and some don't - look no further! Medical conditions aside - it's not luck. I watched all the other mums in my mothers group struggling with babies past 6 months old that were cranky, had no routine, and were not sleeping through the night - both my kids were happy babies, growing well, and sleeping through, and I have not come across anyone else using this approach that was any different! This flexible approach finds a sane middle ground between hyper-scheduling and some "Attachment Parenting" style theories that result in no routine - and includes advice for adapting to your own families needs and style. Well rested happy babies, and well rested happy mums and dads is all the proof I need!
I love this book! It was my 'go to' book when I raised my 4 babies (youngest is now 3). It is practical and helpful. I give a copy to all those who are pregnant in my family. My children were, and still are marvellous sleepers. For my first son, people would say "you are so lucky you have a sleeper..." They said the same for my second son who actually was more challenging but after 3 children who all slept through from a few months, people stopped talking and asked to borrow my book! BTW, I also read a lot of the other baby books but found this book to be the best balance between demand feeding and routine. I breastfed all my kids for nearly a year so the system certainly supports breast feeding but would work just as well with formula. Save your sanity and buy this book. It will change how you feel about your babies first year!