Twelve chapters cover feeding philosophies, monitoring baby's growth, establishing baby's routine, handling multiple births, and the ever-controversial chapter on when baby cries. The 52-week method involves four phases, beginning with "Stabilization" from birth to week 8. During weeks 9 through 15 ("Extended Night"), babies learn to sleep through the night. Ezzo and Bucknam attempt to teach the difference between a baby's many cries and advise parents on various responses to these cries. Critics dislike Ezzo's strong belief that "child-centered parenting" (feeding baby whenever it cries, sleeping with and "wearing" baby) fosters demanding, insecure toddlers. But for parents who are tired of being tired--or whose previous experience with child-centered parenting supports Ezzo's theory--it may be worth a read. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
You know what the author of the book would say to that...I wasn't doing it right!
Our routine was sleep. eat. play. sleep. then eat. then play, then baby is tired and ready to sleep. then baby wakes and is ready to eat. and so on.
We are all parents and the book was developed to help parents recognize a childs needs and to help nurture them to be happier babies.
I'm only giving this 4 stars because it wasn't a good plan overall for my family. I ended up going with the "My first 300 Babies" book's schedule, and it has been easier... Read morePublished 1 day ago by sflu730
Love this book. Proven through two babies as an awesome program to put your babies on. I bought this one for a friend.Published 1 day ago by Delina Walker
Somewhat informative. I was looking for a more structured book, but this is more for first time mothers and what to expect.Published 1 day ago by Nicole Hepworth
Best baby book ever! Saved my life when I had twins! Would use it again if I had another. Have recommended and given away many copies...Published 2 days ago by Dion
Best baby book ever. This book was referred to me by a friend who said it worked for her. As a first time mom, I was excited to read this book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Circeae
This is a wonderful book... I've bought two additional copies for friends' baby showers!Published 4 days ago by Farnaz Khajavi
this worked perfectly for us, but not sure if it's perfect for everyone. would definitely recommend folks checking this out.Published 6 days ago by j66pecan