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BUY IT! TRY IT
on 7 December 2014
I have an 18month old, and have just bought this for a friend, as I wanted to share the joys on sleep filled nights with her. Amazing book. Through pure determination and the confidence that this book gave me, DD slept 8 hours a night at 8 weeks and 12 hours at 12 weeks. Completely breastfed. The book gives you confidence in your own mind. Helps you plan for how you want your children to act in a years time. You don't start habits that become engrained (like sleepless nights or 4am wake ups, or children who refuse to go to bed), as it helps you make sensible decisions from the beginning(because you are not completely knackered). If you read it before the baby is born all the better, as you will be reading it in the context of person with certain expectations (8hours sleep a night, decent relationship, time for friends, cooking, reading etc), and you will then expect that of your child.
I have lent the book to friend who have also had good experiences. Including a boy with silent reflux, that slept 8 hours a night at 12 weeks.
The premise is feed the baby at regular intervals (stuff her full!) during the day and she won't need to feed at night. My baby was born pretty skinny (who after a few weeks was smashing up through the weight chart), struggled with feeding for 3 months, but still managed to get it to work.
The religious background to the book is irrelevant. Where they state "make time for church attendance" insert "pub with friends" instead. It is not that controversial, especially if you have read gina ford (which can be aggressively strict), it is flexible and allows you to understand your child's behaviour, as you get to know each other very well. It is parent led, not baby led, so it is not for everybody. But it's not strict or cruel, just sensible and grown up.