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On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Great Book

I read this when my second child was 10 weeks old and had her sleeping all night within 2 weeks. The concepts make common sense and work. There are many opponents of these concepts, but I believe it is important that readers have to think for themselves as well. Whil...
I read this when my second child was 10 weeks old and had her sleeping all night within 2 weeks. The concepts make common sense and work. There are many opponents of these concepts, but I believe it is important that readers have to think for themselves as well. While the concepts may work great for one baby, another baby may need to be treated differently. The book lays a groundwork, but readers need to use common sense and be flexible in their application of the concepts.

posted by 3280017 on March 30, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

This book is garbage with loads of expert opinions taken out of context. DON'T BUY.

I found so many FALSE scientific statements in this book, it is appalling. This book offers advice that could cause physical and pyschological damage to your child. PLEASE do not follow the advice given in this book. Even the AAP stands against many of the statements in...
I found so many FALSE scientific statements in this book, it is appalling. This book offers advice that could cause physical and pyschological damage to your child. PLEASE do not follow the advice given in this book. Even the AAP stands against many of the statements in this book. I cry for the children whose parents believe this garbage! WHEN YOUR CHILD STOPS CRYING AT NIGHT, THAT MEANS THEY HAVE GIVEN UP AND KNOW YOU ARE NOT COMING. THIS IS PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING! NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THIS ACTUALLY CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE, INSECURITY, AND A HOST OF EMOTIONAL ISSUES! If you want to know how to raise a secure, well-behaved, loving, independent and happy child, please read Baby Bond by Linda Folden Palmer, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, Attachment Parenting: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding & Nurturing Your Baby, Mothering Magazine, or The Baby Sleep Book. These are MUCH more insightful and offer SCIENTIFIC documentation that is not taken out of context. Many of the so-called scientific excerpts from the experts in this book were taken out of context by the author. This book disgusts me and I cannot recommend it to ANY parent! PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.

posted by Delanea on December 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    We are Babywise devotees and had great success with it with our

    We are Babywise devotees and had great success with it with our first child. However, this fifth edition seems
    to have been largely rewritten and I did not find it nearly as good or as helpful as the fourth edition
    (I bought new nook version for my second child before in found my original copy from my first).
    This edition is very condensed and lacks a lot of the information contained in the previous edition.
    Not sure why the authors felt they needed to change so dramatically--they had a winner on their hands before!
     Try to get your hands on the fourth edition if you can and then get some sleep!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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