On Becoming Baby Wise

Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

by Robert Bucknam , Gary Ezzo

Number of pages: 279

Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions

BBB Library: Parenting

ISBN: 978-1932740134

About the Authors

Robert Bucknam : Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone


Gary Ezzo : Gary Ezzo, M.A., serves as the executive director of Growing Families


Editorial Review

We aim to help prepare minds for the incredible task of raising a child. We believe the preparation of the mind is far more important than the preparation of the nursery. Your baby will not care if his head rests on designer sheets or beside Disney characters, nor is your success tied to his wardrobe or bedroom accessories, but rather to the beliefs and convictions that will eventually shape your parenting experience.

Book Reviews

"On Becoming Babywise credits its success on the establishment of a flexible feed/wake/sleep routine that is supposed to help newborns distinguish between day and night, eat a full meal without “snacking” all day, and learn to fall asleep without the aid of breast, binky, or bouncing around the living room like a sleep-deprived maniac.’" - Reading for Sanity

"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!" - parent wise solutions

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A healthy home environment starts with Mom and Dad's commitment to each other, from which a more perfect love is communicated to their children.

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Parents should take the time to work through their expectations of each other before their baby is born.

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