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3.0 out of 5 stars
The book is back on the shelf!, 16 Oct. 2009
I bought this book in the hopes that it will help me resolve the many issues I had and still have with my little one. After reading the whole book within 24 hours of its delivery and trying to implement the changes as it suggested slowly - a new change every three days - I realised that I was going against what my baby wanted.
The baby whisperer suggests listening to your baby and understanding it. Well I listened and my baby likes to fall asleep whilst feeding. The introduction of Easy meant that she fed on waking and on sleeping! Also she wants to fall asleep in her parents' arms - and so would I if I was a little baby and all I knew about the world were my parents! Also I feel that as a society we expect too much of our children. These little things have no head control yet we expect them to self soothe and fall asleep on their own.
I have now come to the sober realisation that if I wanted a baby who will feed on waking, play independently and sleep all by herself I should have adopted an adult. Saying that, there are "normal" adults who are unable to carry out the above tasks independently.
I say just be a parent, hold your child when she wants to be held, rock her to sleep and let her feel you around her all the time. The washing, ironing cleaning etc can all wait for when she is older.