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Baby sleeps, you sleep and the entire family is happy!
on 12 February 1999
A friend gave us this book and we set it aside as Dr. W. believes that until a child is four months old, natural sleep rythms guide napping and nighttime sleep. We picked it up when our daughter was three months old and have followed his advice to the letter. Our daughter, at nearly 8 months, takes two, 2-3 hour naps, goes to bed at 7:30 and sleeps until 6 or 6:30. She rarely awakens in the night, and if she does we can link it back to poor napping.
Dr. W's advice that young infants need to nap every 2-3 hours works so well that our daycare provider borrowed the book to deal with a child whose parents said he didn't need naps at eight months old. (This little boy demanded to be held all day and fussed even while being held.) Now the little boys naps along with our daughter. And our daycare provider has become the consultant to other daycare providers in the area. She's bought her own copy of the book and believes it works. So do we.
We are so thankful someone gave us this gift. Otherwise we would have done as so many couples do and just hauled our daughter around with us as we lived our actives lives, allowing her to catnap in the car or stroller when she had a chance.
Every few months we pull the book out to see what stage we are likely to face next and what Dr. W. recommends. He hasn't been wrong yet. Plus, since our baby sleeps so much, her immunities remain strong and she has only had two colds since beginning full-time daycare in September.
Now this is our gift of choice for our friends. It is our gift to their baby and to them. Well rested parents make for happy parents!