"Fascinating look into childrearing as untouched by civilization... human development via evolution. Worth consideration. At the very least will give others the strength to parent more according to their inner promptings than by society's supposed dictates."
"Essential reading during pregnancy!!! So important in preparing for childbirth. I credit Ina May and the stories of so many women in giving me the mental strength to do natural childbirth, even though I decided on a hospital setting with a physician instead of a birth center or homebirth with a midwife."
"Ferber has been misunderstood. I did not do the progressive waiting while crying in the end but found the REST of this book very helpful in terms of understanding the effect of light exposure on sleep-wake cycles, routines, and to only put a baby to bed when actually tired! Even discusses co-sleeping."
"Wish I had read this earlier than I did! Starting the baby-led approach made all the difference for my independent child who didn't love being spoon-fed and ate very little for the first few months of solids. The early chapters on development make so much sense and resonate with anyone who nurses on-demand as baby's earliest diet."