On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Terrible Dangerous Advice
By Sally B 81
I am only a few chapters into this book and already there are several red flags. It offers advice that goes against the AAP guidelines for reducing risk of SIDS with advice such as after 4 weeks remove baby from your room so you can sleep better! Newborns are not an inconvenience - they need love, care and attention night & day. I also discovered this book was originally published in 1990 as ‘Preparation for Parenting: Bringing God's Order to Your Baby's Day and Restful Sleep to Your Baby's Night', (Christian edition written by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo), the book was rebranded in 1993, which makes me feel uneasy.
Will get sleep after this read
If you apply the principles discussed in this book consistently, you will get more sleep in the first few months of being a parent.
Best book ever for new parents
I used this schedule for my two kids and had amazing results. My babies were always happy. I was always getting compliments everywhere, even on airplanes, as to how great my babies behaved. They were fed and slept which made them very content. It's a shame that people are finding the book controversial. I had a toddler and an infant to take care of so putting them on a routine made days so much smoother and enjoyable. You must read this if your a new parent. A baby that has all of their needs taken care of makes a happy baby...and happy parents!
This is child abuse
Horrid Horrid Book
BabyWise caused me to missed out in precious bonding with my first child. I believe it affects our relationship still 15 years later. DO NOT BUY OR FOLLOW METHODS contained in this book. It is truly poison.
An amazing resource
By a great foundation
My husband and I have used this book after each of our childrens birth. It provides an amazing source for comfort and encouragement. I find myself reading and re-reading the book daily as a guide and reminder that we are making the right choices for our child. When I am tired and weak I doubt my ability to make the right choices. This book helps me feel like I have a constant support system no matter what time of day or night. The long term benefits have been realized with each of our children. We are consistently told how wonderful our children are and I believe this first book is the first step in providing the right foundation for our children. We have found each book in the series very helpful. That said this first book is just as much for us as it is for baby. Newborns make you doubt yourself and this book gives you the support and guidance needed to make it through the first months.
DO NOT BUY
This is an awful book - I do NOT recommend this to anyone. This book is destructive to the wellbeing of children. Please grab a book by Dr Sears or LR Knost instead.
The only way to go
My wife and I have followed the guidelines and especially the suggested tables (very useful as you can’t rmember anything in the fog of the first few weeks and it helps to see a written record of what happened) and are thrilled with the results. A happy, healthy boy that eats and sleeps well and has a good temper. I do not at all understand the odd reviews that cite how this approach has killed infants…sounds like competing publishers to me…..
We’re entering week 10 and couldn’t be happier.
Great parenting book
By M. Gootz
Babywise is a controversial topic I learned but I loved it! My baby was always fussy and hardly ever slept (which isn't good for his development). Babywise helped me know my baby better. He is happy, sleeps well, eats well (a little too well almost out of house and home!!), and everyone is happy. It took a while to implement but it was worth it. And no, you don't have to cry it out.
LOVE Baby Wise!
By Little mamma2014
Omgoodness this booked helped so much as a new mother. I get so many comments about how happy my baby is. Thank you baby waise for the great schedule, baby has been sleeping through the night sence 8 weeks.