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Old 06-26-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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The Babywhisperer book

Okay, I'm interested in this book (btw-anyone trying to get rid of one?) but I'm wondering if the ideas/philosophies are solid and helpful. Could you give me your thoughts on it?

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Old 06-26-2006, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: The Babywhisperer book

I LOVE this book! It was/is my favorite book of the many parenting books I've read.

I think that I have an extra copy... have to double-check... so I will PM you soon about that..
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:01 AM   #3
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if you are breastfeeding it can sabotage your nursign relationship. http://www.kellymom.com/store/review...whisperer.html
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I nursed for over a year and went by much of what the book said. Like any advice book, it's best to take what you can use and leave the rest. It helped dh and I alot with our first colicky dd. If smapple doesn't have an extra copy, I think I might.
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Re: The Babywhisperer book

Gahhh...I hated it. It's not the worst out there by far, but it's not great. I admit I'm biased...I hate baby-trainer books period. She DOES have some good suggestions, but I feel they would work better on an older baby or toddler than a young baby. She claims to be a sort of LC but her schedule does not go along with breastfeeding babies...who tend to vary in how often they eat. Her ideas on respect of children and trying to figure out what a child's cry means are helpful....but all in all it's just not a great book. I tried it when my ds was younger but I finally just threw it out once I realized he wouldn't fit into any of her schedules.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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Re: The Babywhisperer book

Okay, sounds like it's got some good ideas/thoughts but not for everyone.

Does anyone have other book suggestions? We just had our baby 7 weeks ago and I'm really looking for a good book with solid advice. I'm not sure exactly how we want to 'parent' but I don't really even know where to begin. We're feeling overwhelmed trying to understand our DD cries and fusses and wanting to read up on differnent approaches.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:24 AM   #7
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Re: The Babywhisperer book

I admit I do like a lot of Dr. Sears's books...even if you don't follow AP he really gives a lot of great advice on caring for babies and kids.

The Baby Sleep Book
The Baby Book (one of my faves, though be sure to get the 2003 edition....updated from 1993)
The Complete Book of Christian Parenting & Child Care: A Medical & Moral Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy Children
The Growing Years
The Fussy Baby Book
Now That Baby Is Home

The No-Cry Sleep Solution--Elizabeth Pantley


Listening to Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn--Dr. Jay Gordon

Sweet Dreams : A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep by Paul M. Fleiss
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dr sears is GREAT!!

Stay away from Ezzo books (baby wise) and anything the Pearls write.
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I was going to suggest the Dr Sears books. I wasnt really an "AP mama" until #3 (my Cd'd baby too) but I still loved his advice. I still have a few of those books...LOVE THEM!
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Yup, Dr Sears.
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