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baby wise?

some moms on here told me to get the book baby wise.
whats it about does anyone know?

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Asked by Jaxsmommy09 at 2:05 AM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO! dont get that book
    The American Academy of Pediatrics does NOT recommend that anyone get that book due to it's possible results of failure to thrive in infants.

    But The Happiest Baby on the Block is a good one.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:14 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • You'll want to read up on this..just google it. Babywise feeding methods have been linked to Failure to Thrive.

    Moms turn to it to try to get sleep.I did try the sleep method...massive fail. Babies sleep when they sleep DESPITE what we do, not because of it.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:35 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Baby wise is a parenting technique...the only one that American academy of pediatrics has ever taken a stand against. Read up on it sure....there are many other techniques that are less...controversial..

    Babywise is a way of raising a baby on a schedule, ignoring the baby when its not "time" to do specific cuddle, play or sometimes even feed. Babies as young as newborns are made to wait for attention, left to cry it out so they can "learn" they are not the center of attention in the family.

    IMO a mom who strictly follows babywise is abusing her child. Especially if breastfeeding and especially if ignoring hunger cues..yeah babywise says to feed when theya re hungry but also says it shouldn't be for 2-3 hours and they should nruse for set amounts of time too, which leads to malnourishment and bad supply.

    Babies should be the center of the family in the beginning, theya re helpless with no way to communicate.

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:52 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • ^^^^^^what they said!

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 11:57 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

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