D. James

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (68 of 73)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,729,185 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 73
The Baby Book: How to Enjoy Year One by Rachel Waddilove
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
This is another of the hoard of books that dictate how your baby should behave. It recommends that babies should be fed 4 hourly - despite that all health and research recommendations state that you should breastfeed babies on demand. Breastmilk is absorbed very quickly and babies stomach's are approximately the size of a walnut so to expect them to go 4 hours between feeds is cruel. Also - I found the regime that babies should sleep at bla bla time for bla bla duration completely unrealistic.

I tried her regime and failed miserably - my baby wouldn't do what the author said she should - it left me feeling that I had failed and I was obviously doing something wrong… Read more
The Baby Sleep Book: How to Help Your Baby to Slee&hellip by William Sears
53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book after an exhausting 4 months of caring for my new baby. I tried a few routines - anything to get a bit of sleep! However my baby adamantly refused to do any of them and happily stayed up all day and woke every 2 hours at night!!!!

As soon as I opened this book - I was reassured that I wasn't doing anything wrong and it explained why babies have difficulty in settling into 'experts' routtines. It gently showed how me to undertand my baby and act on her cues. Also - it focused on breastfeeding and sleep which other books don't. The majority of breastfed babies aren't happy to feed 4 hourly. The authors have 8 of their own children and many years experience… Read more

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