Book Suggestion: The Wonder Weeks

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For the last two years, I have often heard parents talk enthusiastically about the book The Wonder Weeks. Eight predictable, age-linked leaps in your baby’s mental development characterized by the three C’s (Crying, Cranky, Clingy), a change … and the development of new skills.

This book discusses your baby’s temperament at different ages. Here is an excerpt from the book:

“Our research has shown that from time to time all parents are plagued by a baby who won’t stop crying. In fact, we found that, surprisingly, all normal, healthy babies are more tearful, troublesome, demanding, and fussy at the same ages, and when this occurs they may drive the entire household to despair. From our research, we are now able to predict, almost to the week, when parents can expect their babies to go through one of these “fussy phases.” ” 

I haven’t read this book yet, but after hearing good reviews about it and looking over the website, I thought I would share the fact that it exists with you in case it is of interest to you. It looks very interesting to me and I plan to read it at some point, but I didn’t want to wait to share it with you.

As one reader put it, this chart helps you to see that perhaps your baby is fussy just because of development and not because you are doing something “wrong.”

Here is a link to their homepage:

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. ellen
    June 18, 2010 / 10:17 PM

    We have made it easier for new moms (and dads) – and less expensive – to get a copy of the book. Due to overwhelmingly positive response and to meet the growing demand from American parents, The Wonder Weeks, which has been an international bestseller for years selling more than 1 million copies worldwide in 12 languages, is now readily available in the U.S. Las Semanas Mágicas, the Spanish-language version of the book, is also available.The book can be purchased through our website (, where you can also connect with us through Facebook and Twitter.We've also launched an iPhone app, which can be found in the iTunes App store.Thanks,

  2. Plowmanators
    June 23, 2010 / 2:21 PM

    Thanks for the info Ellen! I will do a post on that so people can see that.

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    July 5, 2017 / 10:27 AM

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