4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Useful information, even if you don't follow the routine,
This review is from: The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting (Paperback)I'll start by saying that we are believers in introducing some kind of structure and routine in our newborn's life....just not this one. Instead we've adopted a slightly less rigid one from Rachel Waddilove, which has 1-2 hour 'bands.'
I have no doubt that Gina Ford works for parents who follow what she says religiously. But for us, slicing up your day down to (in some of the routines) the nearest 15 mins, simply isn't practical. Following it would also have meant my wife turning down social opportunities with other new mums, which when you've had a baby is crucial.
So why the four stars? Because it's packed full of useful information. The chapters on sleeping and feeding for example are invaluable and full of interesting insights. It's also one of the best written baby books I've seen (and as a first time parent, I've pretty much got them all!). Finally, it is worth buying just to see what all the fuss is about and for you to make up your own mind on whether this whole routine business is for you.