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

In Action: Benefits of Babywise III

The benefits of Babywise in real life application. I often have experiences that show me in extreme ways the benefits of Babywise principles. Last Thursday night was another one of… View Post

Using Babywise Without Doing Cry It Out

Babywise and sleep training. How to use On Becoming Babywise method without using cry it out for sleep training. I have had various questions over time about how to implement… View Post

In Action: Benefits of Babywise II

The other night we went to dinner as a family. The restaurant was rather busy. It seems restaurants try to sit children in booths (at least that has been my… View Post

Debates

Even though I prefer not to debate Babywise, there have been some debates. Here they are: TulipGirl said… Do you think BW will work for all moms/babies? If not, what… View Post

How To Do Babywise with a Preterm Baby

How To Do Babywise with a Preterm Baby. You can implement Babywise even with a preemie. When I was pregnant with my second child, I knew we would start Babywise… View Post

How to Balance Daycare/Childcare and Babywise

How to Balance Daycare/Childcare and Babywise. You can do Babywise even if you are a working parent and your child is in daycare. Real Mom Daycare Advice There are many… View Post

Tips Know When it is Time to Extend Baby Awake Time

How to Know When it is Time to Extend Waketime Length Between Naps. Follow these signs to change your Babywise baby’s schedule. What do you do if your baby/toddler/child suddenly… View Post