Babywise

Babywise (or Baby Wise). On Becoming Babywise, by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, is a baby sleep book. This book helps you to establish a routine and schedule for baby. You follow a simple eat, wake, sleep routine to help your little one get great sleep.

Baby sleeping

The Babywise method helps with infant sleep, baby sleep, toddler sleep, and preschooler sleep. The book helps you establish a solid sleep cycle so babies take great naps and has great nighttime sleep.

The Babywise book is helpful for improving life as a parent and for the entire family.

When my oldest was 9 weeks old, I turned to Babywise to see what it was all about. I was in such desperate need for guidance that I read the entire book in a few hours. Read my full story here.

It was all so simple. Start with feeding baby (whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding). Then you spend some wake time with baby. You might do baths, read, play, go for a walk…whatever. Then when it is time, you do nap.

Babywise says baby should fall asleep independently, which means you might need to sleep train. There is not a lot of detail on sleep training in the book as far as “how to”– so long as baby falls asleep independently, you have met your goal.

Once baby wakes up, you do it all over again.

Of course this little snippet about Babywise is just a surface scratch of what you will read about in the books. It is the best parenting decision I made to follow On Becoming Babywise.

As with anything in life, everything isn’t sunshine and rainbows with Babywise. Difficulties and questions arise. This blog is intended to help you navigate those questions so you can continue to enjoy the benefits at all ages, from three months old to three years old to thirteen years old.

Here are posts I have written to get you through the most common questions parents encounter. If you have more questions on a topic like naps, be sure to see the Blog Index for a full listing of posts on each topic.

Babywise (or Baby Wise). On Becoming Babywise, by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, is a baby sleep book. This book helps you to establish a schedule for baby with a picture of a newborn.

Babywise Information

Babywise Benefits

Babywise Controversy

Community

Dreamfeed (or Dream Feed)

Eat, Wake, Sleep

Feeding

Independent Playtime

Medical Considerations

Multiples

Sleep

Sample Schedules

Schedule Helps

Sleep Training

Starting Late

Working Mom

Babywise Sample Schedules: The Ninth Month

Sample schedules for an 8 month old using the Babywise method. This is the 9th month of life. Baby schedules for 35-39 weeks old. This post tells you all about… View Post

Sleep Training According to Babywise (Baby Wise)

Babywise sleep training. Babywise sleep method and how to sleep train according to On Becoming Babywise. On Becoming Babywise is an amazing way to set up a sleep schedule for… View Post

Parent Directed Feeding (Babywise PDF) Explained

Learn why the Babywise PDF (Parent Directed Feeding) philosophy is so empowering and enables parents to help babies sleep through the night young. Parent Directed Feeding (PDF) is a basic… View Post

How To Prepare for the Birth of Your Babywise Baby

6 tips to help you prepare for the birth of your Babywise Baby. What to read, what to physically prep, and what to plan on and plan for.  It is… View Post

How To Go Out With Your Babywise Baby

How To Go Out With Your Babywise Baby without ruining the routine. Tips for being flexible with your Babywise baby. We all need to get out of our houses, for… View Post

Adjusting for Context Using Babywise

How to be flexible when using On Becoming Babywise. Eleven examples of a Babywise Mom adjusted for context when the situation needed. On Becoming Babywise II reminds us of the… View Post

Babywise with a Reflux Baby

Babywise with a Reflux Baby. Your baby can thrive on Babywise even with reflux or GERD. Your baby can meet sleep milestones even with reflux. It is no secret that… View Post