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On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

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REGRET: 17 WANT: 8

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LOVE: 39 NEUTRAL: 33
REGRET: 17 WANT: 8
  • This book helped us a lot especially with sleep training. I would go back a reference the feeding and sleep schedule portions repeatedly as he grew. Mar 04, 2019

  • Wish I would have read this book before our 1st! Finally read with our 3rd and it made a world of difference! I considered the points in the book and put to use what I felt would work for us. Feb 23, 2019

  • If you're expecting a baby or already have one, do yourself a favor and get this book. It's all about helping your baby to sleep and nap well and reliably, and who doesn't want that? Feb 06, 2019

  • This is a great book to use as a reference. In my opinion, it's boring, but super helpful. You need to be flexible with it though. Don't feel like you need to follow it exactly all the time. Jan 31, 2019

    • Zoe S.
    • Cary, North Carolina

    I like the idea of this book. I did not understand how to implement the strict schedule while in a sleep-deprived state. I use it now for reference and it's helpful but didn't help when I needed it. Jan 04, 2019

    • Jesse L.
    • United States of America

    This book was very informational but easy to read. I think it will definitely help me to get my baby on a schedule quicker. Oct 15, 2018

  • I love the concepts taught in here. For me it was a great book for my first child. It doesn't apply as easily now that I have my 2nd and 3rd, but I still use many concepts with all 3 kids. Aug 11, 2018

  • A must-have for parents who want more zzz's at night. Apr 09, 2018

  • Great book for first time parents! Feb 11, 2018

  • I was able to follow almost all the principles of this book with my first two LO. Very helpful on sleep, and understanding what baby wants when. Dec 09, 2017

    • Allie G.
    • United States of America

    This is a must have for parents that need/want a daily routine! I had to go back to work so it was so important my child got on a schedule & I got some sleep! My son was sleeping an avg of 7 hrs/night May 16, 2017

  • This book made me feel like a failure. It's so rigid and unforgiving. Many other sleep resources out there. Skip this one! Jan 31, 2017

    • Kasia L.
    • United States of America

    The concept of parent directed feedings and helping kids recognize days vs nights WORKS, in my experience - "routines" with babies keep everyone happy and helps you enjoy motherhood :) Nov 16, 2016

  • Iam thankful a friend gave me this book when I was pregnant with my first child. This book has been very helpful with scheduling sleep/eat routines for our babies. Oct 05, 2016

  • Used this book as a guideline as far as what to expect and what my baby would be capable of in terms of a routine (not a strict schedule). Worked well for us with firstborn and using again. Oct 05, 2016

  • This didn't work for me. I had some parents swear by it. I also didn't like the kindle version I got, there are times when you want to flip back and forth and that was hard to do. Jul 22, 2016

  • Great practical advice. Lots of reviews of this book are misinformed so read it before making a decision about whether it's right for you! Jun 17, 2016

  • This book was not realistic and does not work with the baby's natural sleep cycle. We followed its advice for my months with my son and I've always regretted it. Feb 03, 2016

  • Yuck. I bought it at a thrift store (PLEASE look there first if you want one, they almost always have a copy or two). Dec 04, 2015

  • Makes you feel like you're doing everything wrong, had bad advice on breastfeeding. May 07, 2015

  • Best gift we got! Buy it and read it before you have your baby! Don't listen to the haters. This got our daughter sleeping through the night at 13 weeks. She's healthy and happy and so are we!! Dec 17, 2014

    • Ali B.
    • Cleveland, Ohio

    We sort of go off the schedules they have and kind of do what works best for us too. I have heard from people who have used this book that it worked for them to get their baby sleeping through night! Oct 30, 2014

  • Admittedly, I couldn't finish this book. The proposed schedule was just a bit too daunting for a first time parent whose little one isn't here yet... Sep 06, 2014

  • The routine was helpful and a lot of the tips were really great to help me adjust as my baby's needs changed. May 14, 2014

  • Don't use this book as an excuse to stop feeding your kid when he's hungry. Duh. It is helpful for getting your baby on a flexible schedule if that is your goal. Similar to Baby Whisperer. Mar 12, 2014

  • I found this method to be very helpful for establishing a routine the first few months! Feb 28, 2014

  • Did this w/4 babies - all slept thru night by 12 wks. If u follow 80% of the book your baby will likely sleep thru @ 12 wks. Decide if u r a schedule feeder vs demand. If schedule feeder - get it Feb 28, 2014

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  • This book helped us a lot especially with sleep training. I would go back a reference the feeding and sleep schedule portions repeatedly as he grew. Mar 04, 2019

  • Wish I would have read this book before our 1st! Finally read with our 3rd and it made a world of difference! I considered the points in the book and put to use what I felt would work for us. Feb 23, 2019

  • If you're expecting a baby or already have one, do yourself a favor and get this book. It's all about helping your baby to sleep and nap well and reliably, and who doesn't want that? Feb 06, 2019

  • This is a great book to use as a reference. In my opinion, it's boring, but super helpful. You need to be flexible with it though. Don't feel like you need to follow it exactly all the time. Jan 31, 2019

    • Zoe S.
    • Cary, North Carolina

    I like the idea of this book. I did not understand how to implement the strict schedule while in a sleep-deprived state. I use it now for reference and it's helpful but didn't help when I needed it. Jan 04, 2019

    • Jesse L.
    • United States of America

    This book was very informational but easy to read. I think it will definitely help me to get my baby on a schedule quicker. Oct 15, 2018

  • I love the concepts taught in here. For me it was a great book for my first child. It doesn't apply as easily now that I have my 2nd and 3rd, but I still use many concepts with all 3 kids. Aug 11, 2018

  • A must-have for parents who want more zzz's at night. Apr 09, 2018

  • Great book for first time parents! Feb 11, 2018

  • I was able to follow almost all the principles of this book with my first two LO. Very helpful on sleep, and understanding what baby wants when. Dec 09, 2017

    • Allie G.
    • United States of America

    This is a must have for parents that need/want a daily routine! I had to go back to work so it was so important my child got on a schedule & I got some sleep! My son was sleeping an avg of 7 hrs/night May 16, 2017

  • This book made me feel like a failure. It's so rigid and unforgiving. Many other sleep resources out there. Skip this one! Jan 31, 2017

    • Kasia L.
    • United States of America

    The concept of parent directed feedings and helping kids recognize days vs nights WORKS, in my experience - "routines" with babies keep everyone happy and helps you enjoy motherhood :) Nov 16, 2016

  • Iam thankful a friend gave me this book when I was pregnant with my first child. This book has been very helpful with scheduling sleep/eat routines for our babies. Oct 05, 2016

  • Used this book as a guideline as far as what to expect and what my baby would be capable of in terms of a routine (not a strict schedule). Worked well for us with firstborn and using again. Oct 05, 2016

  • This didn't work for me. I had some parents swear by it. I also didn't like the kindle version I got, there are times when you want to flip back and forth and that was hard to do. Jul 22, 2016

  • Great practical advice. Lots of reviews of this book are misinformed so read it before making a decision about whether it's right for you! Jun 17, 2016

  • This book was not realistic and does not work with the baby's natural sleep cycle. We followed its advice for my months with my son and I've always regretted it. Feb 03, 2016

  • Yuck. I bought it at a thrift store (PLEASE look there first if you want one, they almost always have a copy or two). Dec 04, 2015

  • Makes you feel like you're doing everything wrong, had bad advice on breastfeeding. May 07, 2015

  • Best gift we got! Buy it and read it before you have your baby! Don't listen to the haters. This got our daughter sleeping through the night at 13 weeks. She's healthy and happy and so are we!! Dec 17, 2014

    • Ali B.
    • Cleveland, Ohio

    We sort of go off the schedules they have and kind of do what works best for us too. I have heard from people who have used this book that it worked for them to get their baby sleeping through night! Oct 30, 2014

  • Admittedly, I couldn't finish this book. The proposed schedule was just a bit too daunting for a first time parent whose little one isn't here yet... Sep 06, 2014

  • The routine was helpful and a lot of the tips were really great to help me adjust as my baby's needs changed. May 14, 2014

  • Don't use this book as an excuse to stop feeding your kid when he's hungry. Duh. It is helpful for getting your baby on a flexible schedule if that is your goal. Similar to Baby Whisperer. Mar 12, 2014

  • I found this method to be very helpful for establishing a routine the first few months! Feb 28, 2014

  • Did this w/4 babies - all slept thru night by 12 wks. If u follow 80% of the book your baby will likely sleep thru @ 12 wks. Decide if u r a schedule feeder vs demand. If schedule feeder - get it Feb 28, 2014

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