Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On Becoming Baby Wise

I have had several people tell me I had to read this book, and after going to dinner with some friends Friday night I finally decided to go and buy it. I will say that it didn't take that long to read. But sometimes I did find it confusing and repetitive. I don't think that I follow everything that this book says but I really did like the idea of a schedule. Maybe more of a schedule with a little more flexibility. I must admit that somethings in this book were a little off the wall, this pretty much happens in most books that are trying to convince a person to subscribe to the author's ideas. I also think that the ideas of this book would work out better for a mom that stayed at home more so than a working mom.
After reading this book I went to Amazon and Barnes and Nobles to see what other people thought of this book. Well, it was interesting that people either loved it or hated it there really weren't many people in the middle about it.
So, now I must move on to the next book on parenting a new born. Any suggestions?

Synopsis From Barnes and Nobles:

The infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. On Becoming Baby wise brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies. The Baby wise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby's world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby's day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant's unknown needs.
The information contained within On Becoming Baby wise is loaded with success. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year. Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine. Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Baby wise.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Another book to read is "Secrets of a Baby Whisperer". It's similar to Babywise but not as "strict". The author of that book calls it a "routine" and not a "schedule" since one of the first things you'll learn is that just as soon as you think you have a schedule, the baby will change. We incorporated the best of both books. Having T on a schedule/routine was so helpful when I was working and is even better now that I'm at home.