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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

7 out of 9 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 11 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2004

    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 baby. One primary reason that this book so wonderful is the emphasis on consistency, with flexibility and common sense. It is excellent.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2005

    Excellent common sense advice - needed today!

    This book, as well as the first, are excellent tools in learning to mold your child into a positive, well-adjusted person, not the obnoxious self-centered little brats that are being inflicted on society today by parents who reall don't know any better. Teaching your child to fall asleep on their own, teaching them manners, and disciplining them are all essentials that are sorely being overlooked. Oh, Jesus never hit a child, but the Bible says 'spare the rod, spoil the child' and 'if you deny your child discipline, you contribute and are responsible for his downfall.'

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    We love Babywise

    Personally we really like applying the Babywise ways with our parenting. Our children have slept through the night from 5 weeks of age on, they take scheduled naps and are very alert during their wake times. In addition to all of that, as new parents we have learned things you don't hear from family. We are able to enjoy dinner as a family every night & we enjoy knowing what to expect our daily lives to be like. Our house is peaceful because of it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2006

    Great book!

    I just finished this book, and WOW! It gives the parent guidelines on how to teach you pre-toddler and toddler self-control. The first book is not a prerequisite because the author 'reviews' some topics. Other guidelines given to help mom and dad regard playtime activities, common naptime/bedtime problem Q&A's, highchair behavior and discipline (not punishment/abusing your child). There are also 3 appendicies in the back about child language development, baby sign language and potty training tips. This book is a must read!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    This is a great book!

    This is a great book! It helps to guide you on keeping a schedule that is best for you and your child! Our son is so happy and loves his schedule. It helps him because he knows when things are going to happen and the idea of sign language for him to communicate before he can talk has helped make him such a confident child. He is so happy to be able to communicate. It makes us happy too! I highly recommend this book! We are now ready to get Childwise!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2009

    Great Serious

    I myself come from a large extended family. Growing up with a lot of younger children around me made transitioning to motherhood much easier. However, I truely believe that this series of books is a must have for a new mother; no matter what your experience level is.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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