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Good foundation for 1st time moms, but trust your intuition too
on 24 July 2014
I am all for setting a routine for babies, they like it, it makes them feel more comfortable and secure as their world is a bit more predictable that way - they have enough to deal with mentally and emotionally growing and rapidly developing and discovering this world bit by bit. However, this book is not for everyone, it can ONLY work if you have a healthy baby that is gaining weight as per all the growth charts. It did not work for me as baby had lots of feeding and weight gain problems, enforcing such a strict routine would have worsened the problems. now at 3 months baby is trying to catch up on his weight gain, and I have put him on a routine, but I don't follow Gina Ford's timetable minute to minute, I have adjusted it to make it work for us and it does, even though she states in her book that it has to be as she says otherwise it wouldn't work. Well, somehow it does work for us.