Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are a pair of the world’s leading experts on infant management concepts. In this revised 5th edition, they’ve got updated their groundbreaking approach containing found favor with more than six million parents in most 50 states and it has been translated into 16 languages world wide.
For over two decades, On Becoming Babywise continues to be the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing newborn feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, hence the whole family can sleep during the night.
In his 26th year to be a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. together with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of each newborn’s metabolic process and how parents might take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant’s body responds on the influences of parental routine or even the lack thereof.
Early chapters focus on explorations of daily aspects of infant management such as three basic components of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime.
Practical discussions then concentrate on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby problems with sleep, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and plenty of other dimensions which impact breastfeeding schedules, bottle feeding tips and baby sleep training.
Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material:
1) Taking care of baby and mom
2) A timeline of the to expect when
3) Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions
4) Monitoring Your Baby’s Growth
5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts
On Becoming Babywise is a bit more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent produce a plan to suit both the needs of any new baby in addition to the entire family. These principles have worked for a lot of parents and, when applied with sound judgment to your unique situation, perform wonderfully in your case too! Recommended by doctors around the world.
“As a mom, I parented either way. As a licensed lactation educator, I understand how discouraging it can be to feed a child around the clock without having apparent advantage and exactly how fatigue will affect her milk supply. I also discover how discouraging the very first eighteen months of parenting could be without a plan. I know, owing to my first child, I did everything the opposite with the items is taught on this book. Before my second baby came to be, I was introduced towards the Babywise concepts. Applying these principles revolutionized my thinking. Instead to be in baby bondage, I was unengaged to be the mother God wanted me for being. I have consistently used this series with all the women I counsel. These mothers have met with tremendous success, whether bottle or breastfeeding.”
— Barbara Philips, R.N., C.L.E. Los Angeles, California