Babywise sleep system?

Katy - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I was recently turned onto a book called "On Becoming Babywise" by another new mom and I am loving the concept of it so far. I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this method or tried it and what they thought of it.

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Cassandrafalcon - posted on 10/09/2013

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Yes, I followed the schedule for my two babies. I loved the consistency and predictability it brought to my days.

My sons both thrived on it and started sleeping through the night by 8 weeks. Uninterrupted sleep is essential for optimum health and beneficial for their immune system. And for me, being able to sleep through the night and be fully rested for the next day makes life enjoyable and I look forward to caring for my baby all through the day.

You need your energy for your milk supply and also consistency keeps the milk in. First one I breastfed for 15 months, second one I am still exclusively breastfeeding at 7 months.

Marti - posted on 03/05/2010

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We used that book to help us with both of our boys (2 & 4). I'm pregnant with our thrid boy and will use the program again. We used the basic guidelines, but were flexible when our second little one was very tiny for his age and had some terrible acid reflux and colic (first three months). Our first son was sleeping 8-10 hours at 6 weeks and our second was not far behind. It is very hard to let the baby cry, but it really helps teach them to settle themselves and put themselves to sleep. I think the ideas are great.

Jen - posted on 03/03/2010

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I have not herd of this book, so I took some time to look it up online. I like the outline of the book, it reminds me allot of what I did with my daughter. I knew my daughters feeding, sleeping schedual at about a week or two and by 3 weeks I had her only up once at night.

My husband and I were very religiouse about "bed time routine" babys tend to feel more secure when they are on a schedual and that is also one of the first things that they learn. So for my daughter, we would first give her a bath, then we would both sit in her room and rock her to sleep reading to her or singing to her as she drank her bottle. So she ended up knowing ok, its bath time next comes bottle. Then when its bottle, then its bedtime sorta deal. Her schedual was 3, 6, 9, 12 around the clock and grew by the book and still is. Not under wieght, not over weight, has a healthy balanced diet and is very happy and content.

So i do belive very much in scheduals, as well as both parents working as a team when doing certian routiens with your child. She was very very attached to me, as babys are, but by I think it was 5 months she would not come unglued if I left the room.

So it sounds like a book I may be interested in, sounds like it has some really good concepts and reminds me of how it was with my daughter. I am excited to see how it goes with my next daughter who will be here in june. I know not all babys are the same, but I dont see a reason for those same things to not help out my second child as well. :)

Good find katy!

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