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

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It's reality-check time! You're at least four months into your tour of parenting, and the complexities of child training are starting to multiply. As your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with an increasing awareness to new sights, sounds and sensations. He can now interact with his material universe with greater attentiveness. Now feeding time is more than a biological response initiated by a baby's sucking refles. For the five-month-old, meal times become a complex and conscious interaction ...
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On Becoming Babywise: Book II (Parenting Your Pretoddler Five to Twelve Months)

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Overview

It's reality-check time! You're at least four months into your tour of parenting, and the complexities of child training are starting to multiply. As your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with an increasing awareness to new sights, sounds and sensations. He can now interact with his material universe with greater attentiveness. Now feeding time is more than a biological response initiated by a baby's sucking refles. For the five-month-old, meal times become a complex and conscious interaction between child and parent, food and drink, preference and need, likes and dislikes, must do and won't do! Watch out - big changes are coming to their world and yours!
In his 26th year in practice, join pediatrician Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo to discover the proven methods that more than 8 million parents have made their own with incredible success. The second half of your child's first year of life holds some of the most powerful windows into their cognitive and emotional growth and development.

From the Author

This is truly an amazing and exciting phase of a baby's life, in part because babies achieve a level of alertness in which they begin to intentionally interact with people, places, and things that make up their developing world. This is also a time of great cognitive expansion when Baby purposefully begins to make, literally, "baby decisions" from which learning patterns begin to take shape. Correspondingly, it is a time when Moms and Dad's actions and reactions profoundly impact those "baby decisions." This is why parenting in the second half of the first year moves out of the category of wonderfully-simple to challenging and complex.

In On Becoming Babywise 11, we connect all the dots between the passive world of infancy and the multiplicity of growth factors emerging during the second six months of life. The more parents understand the multifaceted babyhood transitions, the more confident they become in managing their baby's unfolding world.

Stage One: Birth to 5 months-- On Becoming Babywise

Stage Two: 5 to 12 months -- On Becoming Babywise 11

Stage Three: 12 - 18 months -- On Becoming Pretoddlerwise

Stage Four: 18 - 36 months -- On Becoming Toddlerwise

Stage Five: 36 - 84 months -- On Becoming Childwise

As a pediatrician for the last 26 years, the healthy growth of children is the central concern of my practice. In On Becoming Babywise 11, we want to help you with this challenge of growing healthy children emotionally, physically, morally, and cognitively. Enjoy the journey!

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What People Are Saying

Saphry-May Liauw
As an Asian and America-trained pediatrician, I know the principles of Babywise 11 work cross-culturally. Here is a resource that will help parents guide their babies with confidence and success through the three major transitions of the first year -- feeding time, wake time, and sleep time. From experience with my two sons, my daughter, and countless number of patients, I can enthusiastically recommend all the Babywise books as must reads for competent parenting. --Saphry-May Liauw, M.D., M.S. (Pharm), Jakarta, Indonesia
Robert P. Turner
As a practicing pediatric neurologist, husband, and father, I fully endorse and highly recommend Babywise 11. The principles found in this book are immensely practical and universally applicable. If the principles of structure and routine found in this resource were widely applied in the early months and years as they should be, I would see far fewer patients over the age of two with behavioral deficiencies and neurologic challenges. --Robert P. Turner, M.D. of Richmond, Virginia
Peter Y. S. Kim
As a Babywise pediatrician, every newborn baby is a challenge and excitement to me, because I know I can help them with their moral behaviors as well as their physical well-being. Babywise 2 enables me to contribute to the structure and behavior of children, which is much needed in our society. This wonderful, practical, and effective book is an invaluable asset to my practice, since no other medical textbook strikes so deeply into the basic needs in life. --Peter Y. S. Kim, M.D. of Valencia, California
Penn Laird
Finally, a parenting guide that is practical, makes sense and works! Babywise 2 provides today's parents with the up-to-date parenting strategies needed for a new millennium. As a pediatric professional, I enthusiastically recommend this book as a vital road map for the pre-toddler months. --Penn Laird, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist in Dallas, Texas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932740158
  • Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 61,357
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado where he resides with his wife, Gayle, and their four sons. He has served thousands of parents in Colorado for the last 26 years as their Pediatrician. With a targeted interest in preterm and high-risk newborns, Dr. Bucknam's opinions are highly respected within the pediatric community; He has expanded his practice into multiple hospitals in the area where he works closely with 37 licensed Pediatricians. Dr. Bucknam's work on Parent Directed Feeding is being utilized by 6 million parents worldwide in 16 languages. Stay connected to his further findings on Twitter @_wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com

As a pediatrician, the healthy growth of children is the central concern of my practice. By definition, "healthy" means more than positive ear, nose, and throat examinations-- it also implies emotional, physical, moral, and cognitive fitness. It includes giving a baby the best environment to grow, flourish and reach his or her full potential at each stage of development. --Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D., Founder & Director of Cornerstone Pediatrics-Louisville, CO (author of On Becoming Babywise 2 and the On Becoming best selling series)

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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

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    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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  • 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 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2007

    great help

    I found the babywise series to be a great help to me. I'm not sure what book other reviewers are reading, but this book is not cold, nor degrading to children. Like anything, you take the information that you can apply to your family and leave the rest. The authors encourage this. They do address teething, cuddling, and definately don't condone child abuse of any kind. My daughter is a well rested, happy, healthy baby. She cries less than alot of others her age, is not underweight in any sense of the word, and we have used some (not all) of the babywise suggestions since she was 4 weeks old. I found this book to have alot of core truths in childrearing. The authors encourage you to guide your child, not constantly discipline them. Again, this book was wonderful in teaching my husband and I how to handle certain situations.

    3 out of 6 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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  • 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 October 26, 2009

    not particularly useful

    Didn't have much in the way of suggestions / useful information for this age range and sleep. I really found the first book helpful but this was vague / fluffy and tended to repeat itself quite a bit. Not well written. Not edited. I found Ferber more useful for my child's issue which was, he'd been sleeping great on the "babywise program" for the first 6 months of life and then he began waking a lot. The book's suggestion about not letting him put his hands in his mouth while feeding babyfood was a good one, not sure why that hadn't occurred to me on my own but it makes for a more pleasant meal and it only took a couple of evenings to get him to stop.

    0 out of 2 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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  • 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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