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Old 09-15-2012, 06:14 PM   #21
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Any cd moms following babywise? Would love to connect!
We love Babywise. I read it and applied some parts when I felt comfortable with DS1. Not till he was 9/10 months.
DS2 is only 4 months. He has no schedule. We will start around the same time.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
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Is this the one that promotes the eat/play/sleep routine? If so, I did read some of that book. I wish I had read more, but I was so dang tired with our first DS that I couldn't make myself get through it all. But I did think it had a lot of great points and every day I log on here and read all the threads about 2 year olds still waking multiple times a night, I am so thankful that I helped DS learn to sleep properly as an infant.
Eat/play/sleep is the EASY routine as outlined by The Baby Whisperer series. This is my favorite baby book series and I have used it with success for my three kids and my daycare kids. There are a few things here and there that dont work for my situation but this is the best series by far compared to others. From what I remember of Babywise, it is too strict, even for someone like me that thrives on routine. I find the Baby Whisperer to be better because she accounts for your childs personality type versus a one size fits all approach. My kids were sleeping thru the night (12 hours straight) by 5 to 8 months (depending on the kid) and yes this was also while we were co sleeping/room sharing/breast feeding so I dont think the techniques are exclusive to AP type parents (although I dont consider myself AP).
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I DO put all my daycare babies on a sleeping schedule, and it does make it a whole lot easier on everybody. I put them down at roughly the same time every day, and they happily go to sleep. I have no idea why though.
Some people have "the gift." I've seen it with a lady I interviewed as a possible sitter for DS1 a looong time ago. She could just hold a baby or toddler, love on them just right, and they were out and stayed out. She was like magic.
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Some people have "the gift." I've seen it with a lady I interviewed as a possible sitter for DS1 a looong time ago. She could just hold a baby or toddler, love on them just right, and they were out and stayed out. She was like magic.
I need that magic. Both my girls have been absolutely awful at going to bed. And yes, we are one of those families that still wake multiple times with an almost 2 year old.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #25
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Some people have "the gift." I've seen it with a lady I interviewed as a possible sitter for DS1 a looong time ago. She could just hold a baby or toddler, love on them just right, and they were out and stayed out. She was like magic.
That is amazing! I never trained mine. They settled into their own schedules, and it has never been all too bad. I do have one though that just doesn't require a lot of sleep. She wears me out!
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Read it when I was a new mom. Tried it a bit but it didn't feel right for me. Ended up being AP (sortof) naturally. Just do what feels right to you. Good luck.

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I read it when my first was an infant and tried it. I hated it and it felt wrong to me. In my opinion babies should be held and they only let us for so long and then they move on. I want to cherish the years that I can hold and rock my baby. On the other hand I have friends who do use it and love it. There kids seem healthy.
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Read first chapter and threw it away. I don't agree with not letting your NB infant nurse on demand and don't agree with letting a NB cry it out.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #30
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Re: babywise

I seriously respect everyone's opinions. I don't use it fully...mostly use The Baby Whisperer which is a gentler version of Baby Wise. It's been great for both my babies. I know that each baby is different, my two are night and day different, and one way isn't always going to work for every baby.

Let's mama's stick together and encourage one another instead of pointing fingers and judging. Raising kids is hard enough!!
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