Item description for On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep (On Becoming. . .) by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam...
Overview Teaches parents about synchronized feedings so their baby will establish cycles for wake time and nighttime, giving both parent and child the rest they need.
Publishers Description "This book is the first of a six part series that has gained national and international recognition for its immensely sensible approach to parenting a newborn. Coming with the applause of over two million parents and twice as many babies worldwide, On Becoming Babywise provides a prescription for responsible parenting. The infant management plan offered by Ezzo and Bucknam successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding/waketime and nighttime sleep cycles. The results? You parent a happy, healthy and contented baby who will begin sleeping through the night on average between seven and nine weeks of age. Learning how to manage your newborn is the first critical step in teaching your child how to manage his life."
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Studio: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher HAWKS FLIGHT & ASSOCIATES #485
ISBN 1932740082 ISBN13 9781932740080
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam
Ezzo is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology and is executive director of Growing Families International.
Gary Ezzo currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep (On Becoming. . .)?
Sleeping through night at 5 weeks. Sep 18, 2008
I tell people our next child could be completely different, but there must be something to the method.
My wife and I (mostly her) followed "Baby Wise" and at 5 weeks our baby was sleeping 8 hours or more a night, every night, and was measured by a doctor to be in the 95th percentile for weight and length.
That all I have to say about that!
This is a wonderful book! Best for moms-to-be. Sep 17, 2008
This is absolutely one of the best books for any mom-to-be (or mom-to-be-again). Whether you decide to follow the advice strictly or not, this book gives you great insight on life after bringing baby home. The basic principals set up in this book (like flexible scheduling and encouraging a sleep-eat-wake schedule) can be applied to almost any situation. Though, yes, bringing a baby home is a huge challenge and this book will not relieve you of all your future parental worries and frustrations - it will however give you a guideline to follow when uncertainty sets in. And it worked for us! We flexibly used this book with both our daughters and both were sleeping through the night by 8 weeks (despite many early on frustrations and complications with our youngest). I would recommend this book to any mom-to-be - but I do think reading this coupled with other strategies as well will give you a more complete picture of what works best for you.
Great book! Sep 16, 2008
Wonderful book. Starting at 8 weeks old, my son slept 7 hours. At three months he was sleeping 10-12 hours. You have to follow a strict schedule, but it really works. I will use this method again for my next child.
Notorious as the WORST advice Sep 14, 2008
All the legitimate childcare experts are against this! Use your common sense and love for your baby to see that these methods are wrong! Stay away from this book.
"Baby screaming in the middle of the night" Sep 12, 2008
Those were the words I typed into my Google search during yet another night of screaming, sleepless baby. "Baby screaming in the middle of the night." There was oodles of advice. I'd tried it all. But my 8 month old was screaming at 2 am, and had been every night for I don't know how long.
I had decided after my first two babies that I was exhausted from "attachment parenting," especially when it came to matters on sleep. Show me a Dr. Sears baby who sleeps through the night and I'll show you a kangaroo sporting lipstick and false eyelashes. My third baby was my toughest one. He started crying three days after he was born, and never let up. Not only did he cry endlessly, he rarely slept. Especially in the middle of the night. I had already been through the battle of weaning my first child from his 2 a.m. feedings when he was 2 1/2 years old, following Dr. Sears' advice and explaining gently, "num nums go nighty night too." But my toddler was too busy ripping out my hair, biting me, and screaming at the top of his lungs to hear my loving words. Son #2 was even harder to wean from those dreaded all-night feedings.
So I swallowed my pride, and decided to "baby wise" my 3rd son. I figured I had nothing to lose. Now I'll grant you that Gary Ezzo is perhaps not the most charming fellow in the neighborhood. But don't get your feelings hurt. I was a super thin-skinned attachment parenting mom, and I got over it. The whole neighborhood is thanking me. Now baby #5 is 5 months old and sleeps all night long, and she has been since she was 3 months old. (I didn't start "Baby Wise-ing" until she was 2 1/2 months old.)
Homeschooling and household chores are also much easier to accomplish because my baby sleeps great during her naps. Even traveling is easier. I put her in a little Moses basket whereever we are staying, and she goes right to sleep at bed and nap time. I never, ever thought you could teach babies to be good sleepers. I thought they had to be born that way. But I was wrong.