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On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

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  • Babywise promotes an — with this schedule, your baby wakes and feeds, then engages in an activity (shaking a rattle, reading a book, tummy time, etc.) before finally going down for the next . Parents are urged to put their babies down . The Babywise authors do encourage parents to be mindful of the clock when it comes to the Eat-Play-Sleep schedule – parents are urged to encourage their babies to go at least 2 hours between feedings in the first few weeks after birth, and then gradually to push for 3 hours and eventually 4 hours between feedings. The authors believe that by intentionally spacing out feedings, and not feeding round the clock, parents can encourage babies to and eventually at a few months old.

    HOW you implement this routine will vary, though. Some parents love the timed nature of the Babywise approach, and are big fans of the parent-directed approach. These parents tend to gravitate to (and generally have success with) a Babywise approach. Other parents like the idea of having a flexible routine that allows plenty of wiggle room, and that prioritizes baby’s cues. Those parents may find a lot to love in the Baby Whisperer approach.

  • is a popular book among many parents, but receives a lot of criticism from pediatricians and other parents for being too strict or harsh, particularly for newborns. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) came out and said over 10 years ago that while others say . Who is right and what is right for your baby? This article will discuss what Babywise is and why it may or may not be right for your baby.

    HOW you implement this routine will vary, though. Some parents love the timed nature of the Babywise approach, and are big fans of the parent-directed approach. These parents tend to gravitate to (and generally have success with) a Babywise approach. Other parents like the idea of having a flexible routine that allows plenty of wiggle room, and that prioritizes baby’s cues. Those parents may find a lot to love in the Baby Whisperer approach.


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  • JanieinTexas More than 1 year ago
    There is not enough space to write how grateful I am that someone took the time to research the wake, eat, sleep cycles of infants and wrote a book on it. Babywise is a must have for all new moms! I can tell you through personal experience that every method the Ezzos write on in this book works!! The argument that children whose wake, eat, sleep cycles are decided by their parents, are psychologically damaged is preposterous. Both of my children weighed 10 lbs. plus at birth and were heavy eaters and both were sleeping through the night by 10 weeks of age. This was no miracle. It was the intelligence of their mother to use the wisdom in this book and apply it's principles on scheduling her child's eating patterns, thus stabilizing the child's metabolism. Can this book be misused by legalist minds??? Yes, it can. But those who heed the warning in this book not to be legalistic about scheduling their child's day can have amazing things happening in their homes. The gift of sleep for a nursing mother/baby are priceless. Knowing why your baby is crying when they cry is incredible! Teaching your children at a later age to eat without pitching their food into the floor is a life skill. Training your children to have self-control and to be content to play alone for a small time each day is giving them opportunities to teach themselves. My children are amazing! But I have to give credit to the Ezzos and others who worked with them on publishing these books. Had I been made to feel guilty if I did not feed my child around the clock, share my bed, hold my baby every second of the day, rock him/her to sleep (which is beautiful, but unnecessary) I would have never had baby number two. Babywise gave me the gift of wanting to bring another precious being into this world, without fear of being burned out within the first four months of her life. To all new mothers out there, read this book, it will bring you peace and sanity!

    What is the Babywise method? The Babywise method indicates you should every 2 1/2 to 4 hours (depending on age) rather than on demand after your baby is a week to 10 days old. It is also routine-based that indicates that you should eat-play-sleep, in that order, every time. This means that your baby wakes up, you feed him, your baby plays, then goes to sleep and repeat this all day long. The book outlines how long between feedings at various ages and indicates your from an early age (around 8 to 12 weeks, for the most part).

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I’m a little embarrassed for you that you keep mentioning throughout this thread that “babies died” after their parents followed Babywise. That is completely false; please point to any evidence that any babies have ever died from the Babywise program, even improperly administered.