I thought I was done with all the baby reading. However, my wonderful new friend, Chelsea gave me two of the Baby Whisper books and pretty much told me it changed her life. She said they worked for her and her two babies (both under the age of 2) are sleeping through the night. On that note, why would I NOT read these books? Especially since the doctor put me on semi bed rest for the last three weeks. (Thus the reason my blog has been collecting spider webs lately... all I've been doing is catching up with my DVR).
So I read Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with your Baby first. Her method is very similar to the Baby Wise Series (which I'm all for - parent direct feedings). She establishes a routine and flexible schedule. She introduces the E.A.S.Y. (eating, activity, sleeping, you) plan as well as the S.L.O.W. (stop, listen, observe, whats up) plan. After reading her method its pretty much common sense. Baby raising isn't rocket science here. Its just about keeping a good routine and sticking to it as much as possible. Obviously, there are good days and bad but you just have to adapt your schedule around the day. I also love that she categorizes baby personalities into certain types. She also explains how each type adjusts to the world around him/her and why certain things work (or don't work) for each type.
So thank you Chelsea for letting me borrow this. I copied many pages at the library for future reference.
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