Brenda - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Okay, I know that sitting here talking about the books we do like probably has a few of us (myself mainly) thinking about the worst books out there that should be used as campfire material. Now, not saying that everything in the list should be bad through and through, but I would like to compile a list of books and reasons why they are detrimental to the goal of gentle and peaceful sleep methods. Now, I haven't actually read any of these books, but to start the list, I'll list the biggest books that are problematic, and if someone who has read one wants to throw in some reasons why there are issues with it. If this goes well, I'll pin this one and edit it to compile the list like I have the other thread.
Encourages extremely long periods between feeds at night, among a list of other things. Visit http://www.ezzo.info/index.htm for all details.
The Baby Whisperer
Anit-AP feelings, not a good Breastfeeding resource, places baby in the position of not being in control of their needs, discourages feeding on demand and sets a schedule for feeding/sleeping/playing. This may not be a CIO book, but I feel from the various sources it is a sleep/baby training book.
What to Expect the First Year
Endorses Cry It Out, though does offer some good advice in other areas (well, depending on if you like them or not...lol).
Dr. Ferber's books
Controlled crying, though at the lesser end of the spectrum, he does not endorse extended crying periods, endorses sleeping for long periods of time which may be unhealthy for especially young infants.
Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old" by Suzy/ Abidin, Lisa Giordano.
No explanation necessary on this one....