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On Becoming Babywise, Book Two: Parenting Your Five to Twelve-Month-Old Through the Babyhood Transitions

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Very Practical

This book is very practical and logical. It gives the best advice of any parenting book I've read for this age group. It helps to smoothly transition through your baby's stages so you are not constantly trying to keep up, instead you are helping to lovingly guide your b...
This book is very practical and logical. It gives the best advice of any parenting book I've read for this age group. It helps to smoothly transition through your baby's stages so you are not constantly trying to keep up, instead you are helping to lovingly guide your baby. One primary reason that this book so wonderful is the emphasis on consistency, with flexibility and common sense. It is excellent.

posted by Anonymous on June 11, 2004

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3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Don't Waste Your Money!

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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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    Don't Waste Your Money!

    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.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

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    Horrible, this man is not qualified to write a childrearing book!

    Based on some recommendations, I looked into this book. They all said that with some common sense BW is a great book. There is a reason that the AAP says not to read this book. What an endangering way to parent. This man knows noting about newborn and infant health and proposes stunting the growth of children so that they are too weak to fight. Even childhood sleep experts (Dr. Ferber) say that under four months children cannot self sooth, they just start injuring their brains from the excessive crying when being left alone hungry and untended to. Ezzo is a preacher who may have good values but does not understand the damage he is doing. And I feel for all the parents and their children who are living an abusive life because of him!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2006

    Medically backward, no technical basis

    The methods described this book are universally deplored by pediatricians. Ezzo has no technical training, and his publications clearly show his negative attitude toward children. His methods have an appeal to self-involved couples that don't want something minor like a newborn to disrupt their busy lives. Two of my wife's siblings applied this method, and wondered why their children cried all the time. It's because they were starving! No surprise that they had grossly underweight babies. Mine were fed on demand, and were perfectly healthy and not 'little dictators' as the author proposes. One couple recommended this to their anorexic sister-in-law, and now she has a justification to inflict her bizarre food control issues to her now starving newborn. Do your research on Ezzo and feeding on demand.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    I'm just sick..

    This is the closest thing to legal abuse of an infant I have ever seen. AAP discourages the use of most of the practices that are encouraged in this book. Go to ezzo . info. Please do your homework on this guy! How selfish of us as parents to deny children the right to eat when they are hungry and to cry themselves to sleep even before they are incapable of rolling over simply for our own comfort. No wonder SIDS is so high! Jesus NEVER hit a child, much less set the stage to intentionally harm them.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    boring textbook

    This reads like a text book. The authors also spend a lot of pages chastising you if you did not buy or follow their earlier book. Absolutely no warmth. There are better books out there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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