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

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Pediatrician Robert Bucknam and co-author Gary Ezzo's infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and 16 languages around the world. Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Scientists can put a man on the moon but they can not answer the most basic question of early parenting: how to have a happy and contented baby who sleeps continually through the night like the rest of the family and a mother who is not in a perpetual ...
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Overview

Pediatrician Robert Bucknam and co-author Gary Ezzo's infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and 16 languages around the world. Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Scientists can put a man on the moon but they can not answer the most basic question of early parenting: how to have a happy and contented baby who sleeps continually through the night like the rest of the family and a mother who is not in a perpetual state of exhaustion. Now, moms and dads need look no further than On Becoming Babywise. Babywise is an exciting infant management plan that successfully and naturally

helps infants synchronize their feeding, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles. Find out what four million grateful parents worldwide have already

learned. Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932740134
  • Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 699
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (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

Gary Ezzo, M.A. serves as the executive director of Growing Families International. He and his wife Anne Marie have spoken to millions of mothers, fathers, educators and medical clinicians through their best-selling books and weekend seminars. Their parenting concepts are now translated into 25 languages. On Twitter @ wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    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. 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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

    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 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.

    4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

    Dangerous

    This book recommends cruel and inhumane techniques that can potentially cause damage to your child. I can't imagine how any sane and intelligent parent would ever follow this advice. DO NOT BUY!!!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    NO

    Just no. Do not follow this advice

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2010

    After the 3rd child you think you know everything about raising children..my 3rd child is the happiest of all because I read this book finally!

    I accidentally ordered this book on audio..and I wish I would have got the book instead because that is what I prefer, however, I use all of the principles in this book now and have ordered some of the other books relating to my other children. Takes the guess work out of parenting really. Wish I had this knowledge before my 1st child was born. It is like the "manuel" that people are always saying babies do NOT come with. No, babies do not come with manuels but you can buy the manuel and it is called "On becoming babywise"! I give this book as a gift to all the 1st time parents I know because that is when I wish I would have gotten it. It's one of those can't live without pieces of advice that is a must for all parents-to-be!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    As a lactation nurse, I can tell you that this book can be harmf

    As a lactation nurse, I can tell you that this book can be harmful to the health and well-being of your baby if you follow the advice as put out.  Does not work for the needs of some babies and can cause failure to thrive.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Best parenting book ever

    I have 6 children who slept through the night as infants. My children are well adjusted and very adaptable. This book has been an amazing tool for our family! I am a happy mom with content children thanks to Baby Wise.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Love

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    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Captured: chapter one

    "Come on Sophie!" I yell running through the trees. My name is Erica. I see her trying to catch up when l look behind me. 'We will make it' l think. It happend so quickly. Mother saying no. I diddent listen. Bringing along Sophie. Then l hear a scream. Sophies scream l keep on running. Then a figure tackled me from the side. I fell over trting to get back up my attacker quickly tied my hands behind my back and gagging me. I struggled trying to kick him. I heard an 'oof' and his grip loosed i wrenched out and started to run but l tripped over a rock and everything went blank. <p>

    (Charecter applications accepted sorry if its so short i will explain more in next chapter please leave comments)

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    My hubby and I have used these series for both of our girls and

    My hubby and I have used these series for both of our girls and they work!!! I tell every parent I know who have children with sleep issues, to read this book. I have bought other books to read while pregnant and these books just worked for us. Must read and follow. It works!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    I read and implemented this book with my first child and he was

    I read and implemented this book with my first child and he was happy, healthy, and sleeping through the night in the first couple of weeks. He is 2 1/2 now and is still such a good sleeper and self soother. Wonderful book. Totally worth the read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    I LOVE this book. I've used these methods on my own kids and th

    I LOVE this book. I've used these methods on my own kids and they are loving, stable, happy kids. Nowhere in the book does it say to not feed your child if they are hungry, nowhere does it say to let them cry on and on and only feed/comfort them based on the clock. The book tells you to use your intuition, and a schedule, to provide the most stable environment for your child (makes sense right?). They do recommend the PDF (parent directed feeding) family plan, but ALWAYS say first and foremost, if your baby is hungry, feed him/her. They recommend to let your baby cry for a FEW MINUTES if you've just fed them, changed them and have put them to bed, never more than 10 or 15. The authors also outline that no one style will work exclusively for every baby, that you need to provide a schedule but make sure you listen to your baby's cues.

    My own children thrived on this method; both physically and emotionally. By the time they were 3 months and 4 months I heard constantly &quot;how lucky you are to have such great kids&quot;...it wasn't luck - it was babywise! It's just common sense, feed/play/nap. I checked with both my Dr. and my pediatrician and both said it was exactly the type of thing that they suggest. You can read the book and follow the basic ideas of the schedule but apply them to your own baby to meet his/her needs....this is exactly what the authors suggest. I love knowing when I can go to dinner with friends b/c my baby will be happy and fed or napping. I love the fact that both my kids were sleeping through the night at 7 and 9 weeks.

    At least give the book a try, don't skim through (because then you only glean the outer layer) and see if it makes sense to you. I would recommend this book to anybody!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    I used BabyWise techniques with both of my children and they are

    I used BabyWise techniques with both of my children and they are happy and healthy. I understand that they may not work for everyone but I found great comfort in the routine which I firmly believe children want as well. When my babies cried, I knew what was going on--it took the guess work out of it. I truly believe and recommend this book to EVERY new mother.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    # Delanea, I think you are over-exaggerating. My parents used t

    # Delanea, I think you are over-exaggerating. My parents used the Babywise method and I highly doubt that I have brain damage or severe emotional trauma.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    There are a lot of angry debates in parenthood about whether to

    There are a lot of angry debates in parenthood about whether to try cry-it-out techniques or feeding babies on demand. This book actually recommends a routine (vs. a schedule). I tried implementing a few ideas in this book. As a result, my beautiful daughter is cheerful, smiles a lot at three months, sleeps through the night, and eats well, even with her acid reflux. She is very large for her age, too, in the 97% for weight and over the 100% for height. At first I was a little nervous about letting her cry it out. But now I am THANKFUL. Being able to sleep through the night has been a lifesaver for me, giving me more and time energy to devote to my little girl during the daytime. So many experts bash this book and the ideology, and yes, you need to do what works best with YOUR baby, but I found these tactics very helpful with mine. I'm glad I read this book!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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