Babywise ~ by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam, M.D.
2012 edition. The Revised and Updated 5th Edition.
A perennial bestseller, since 1993
On Becoming Baby Wise: the de facto parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby’s feeding time, waketime and nighttime cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.
ISBN Print ed: 978-1932740134
ISBN eBook: 978-0988739901
Babywise Purchasing Options
Buy Print Books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Download eBook: Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Apple iBookstore, Kobo
Babywise Statistics & Achievements
- c. 3 million in print
- translations in 15 languages
- a consistent top 200 book (of all books) on Amazon
- the #1 bestseller in “sleep disorders” on Amazon
- the #1 eBook download in parenting on Apple’s iBookstore
Babywise Book Description
Babywise continues to gain global recognition for its common-sense approach to parenting a newborn. The infant management plan offered by Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam in this book helps parents successfully and naturally synchronize their baby’s feeding time, waketime and nighttime cycles. The results? Happy, healthy and contented babies who sleep through the night on average between seven and nine weeks of age. Babywise has everything you need. Get your copy today, and find out what the fuss is all about.
Babywise newborn training brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies. The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your baby’s world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their baby’s day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infant’s unknown needs. The information contained within On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success.
Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average.
Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year. Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine. Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.
The authors demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn’s metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, we note how an infant’s body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof. In the latter chapters, we explore the everyday aspects of infant management. Included is an explanation of the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime.
Because every philosophy of parenting has a corresponding pathology, we invite new and expectant parents to consider, evaluate, and decide which philosophy is best for their family. Review all the options. Examine carefully the alternative theories and approaches, and specifically observe the end results. Determine which parenting strategy is right for you, especially when it comes to infant nurturing.
The best evaluation of any parenting philosophy, including Babywise, is not found in the reasoning or the logic of the hypothesis. End results speak clearly. Let your eyes confirm what works and what doesn’t. You will be most confident in your parenting when you see the desired results lived out in other families.
On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept–it is a mindset for responsible parenthood. The principles presented will help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. This plan will not leave mom ragged at the end of the day or in bondage to her child, and dad will not be excluded from his duties. These principles have worked for thousands of parents and, when faithfully applied, will also work wonderfully for you!
Selected Babywise Book Reviews
- Babywise book review at The CatholicMom.com Meg Matenaer
- Book Review at the Baby Sleep Guide
- Bible.org Book review of Babywise
—David Blank, M.D., Longmont, CO
—Craig Lloyd, M.D., Brisbane, Australia
—David Miller, M.D., Superior, CO