On Becoming Baby Wise

On Becoming Baby Wise

Giving your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

Book - 2006
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The infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies. The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby's world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby's day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant's unknown needs. The information contained within On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year. Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine. Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.
Publisher: Louisiana, MO : Parent-Wise Solutions, c2006
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781932740080
Call Number: 649.122 Ez98o 2006
j649.122 EZZO 2006
Characteristics: 252 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bucknam, Robert


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Dec 30, 2017

I don’t understand why this book has bad reviews, I’ve found it to be a great resource for understanding infant sleep needs and guiding baby towards healthy sleep habits while ensuring your baby is well fed. Since starting this routine our baby is more settled as he is well rested and getting used to a more predictable routine, and he is sleeping longer stretches at night in his crib. It is also easier to plan family outings and activities for my older son based on a predictable baby schedule. Overall I found it to be very helpful for meeting our baby’s and family’s needs and would recommend it to new parents.

Oct 24, 2013

This was a great GUIDE to assist me on how to get my baby healthy, happy and sleeping through the night by 12 weeks so I could get back to work at week 13!

It was difficult at first but I followed a schedule...yes I got looks from family for waking my sleeping child during the day for a schedule...but I also had the HAPPIEST and BEST baby on earth. So I don't regret following the advise given in this book.

Apr 09, 2013

DO NOT read this book. The practices in it are dangerous and can border on downright abuse. Here is a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics warning parents that the methods in this book are associated with infant dehydration, failure the thrive.


Nov 01, 2012

Parents please do your research before beginning this program. It has been linked to breast milk supply failure, dehydration and failure to thrive in infants. Yes you will get your nighttime continuous sleep but at what cost to the physical and emotional well being of your child. Please speak with your doctor about what is suggested in this book before implementing it. Infants need to be feed when their hungry and cuddled in order to grow.


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