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


Dreamfeed (or Dream Feed)

Eat, Wake, Sleep


Independent Playtime

Medical Considerations



Sample Schedules

Schedule Helps

Sleep Training

Starting Late

Working Mom

Babywise Myths #6: Parents call their kids words like “manipulative”

Combating Babywise Myths #6: BW parents call their kids words like “manipulative” This is one myth I have to concede on to a point. First, not all Babywise parents refer… View Post

Babywise and Twins

Babywise and Twins. Tips from three Babywise twin moms about how to do the Babywise schedule with twins. Okay, I have no experience with Babywise and twins. I do, however,… View Post

Babywise Myths #5: Babywise will cause you to loose your milk supply

Reasons you can successfully breastfeed your Babywise baby. You can absolutely breastfeed a baby on a schedule. This myth doesn’t require a lot for me to combat it. Many people… View Post

Combating Babywise Myths #4: If you need help with it, then it is wrong

Babywise myths discussed. What is fact and what is fiction. Is it okay to have questions when you are parenting? One day I read a comment online from a mom… View Post

Babywise Milestones

Babywise Milestones you can expect in the first two years when you follow On Becoming Babywise. When to expect sleeping through the night, naps dropped, a four hour schedule, and… View Post

Combating Babywise Myths #3: Your Baby Will Not Thrive

Combating Babywise Myths #3: Your Baby Will Not Thrive. Babywise babies thrive and grow really well despite the claims otherwise.   Two month old Kaitlyn–a real-life Babywise baby When looking… View Post

Combating Babywise Myths #2: You have to abandon your child’s needs

Combating Babywise Myths #2: You have to abandon your child’s needs. Babywise never encourages abandoning the needs of baby. Here is the truth about Babywise.  On Becoming Babywise Book Two (affiliate) brings… View Post