Chronicles of a Babywise Mom Log eBook

Babywise Mom book of tracking sheets to keep track of everything you need to know to get your baby on a fabulous schedule and sleeping well.

The Babywise Mom Book of Logs eBook cover

I always recommend to keep a log while you are problem solving, and even while you are simply starting something new. It is much easier to analyze the situation when you have the data to look at and compare.

When I say keep a log, I mean a detailed log. Details. I like to make a spreadsheet and print it out, but the same can be done just by writing it out on a piece of paper. Do what works for you.

So what kind of details are we talking about? Let’s say you are working on sleep training.

  • I would start by writing down the time baby woke up and ate.
  • I would keep track of playtime activities and total waketime length (including time it took to eat).
  • I would track the sleep cues you went by. Was it yawning? Was it eye rubbing? Fussiness? This can help you see which cue to go by.
  • I would then write down the time baby was put down for a nap. Perhaps include what the naptime routine was if it varies.
  • Next, I would describe the crying before the nap. How long was it? How intense was it? Describe it honestly.
  • You will then start over when baby next wakes up, and this time, write down how long the previous nap was.

After several days of this, you can look at a sheet of paper and analyze what is going on.

Are there times of day baby seems to need to be put down sooner? Are there certain waketime activities that are over-stimulating the baby? What is working? What isn’t working?

This idea can be applied to any change or difficulty going on in baby’s life. Does your breastfed baby get really gassy sometimes? Keeping track of what you eat and when he has gas problems can help you pin down the problem foods for baby.

Tracking the introduction of solids on paper can help you more easily watch for food allergies. It is good to keep a log for those early months when you are establishing routine and milk supply.

How many wet and dirty diapers are normal (this is a question my pediatrician always asks me)? How many feedings a day? Some people can remember these things in their heads, others benefit from keeping track of things somewhere, somehow.

Babywise Mom Book of Logs

I have something exciting! I have created a book of logs. I have spent many, many hours over several months making these logs.

In this book I have:

  • Daily log sheets broken down by age. On each page, it provides places to record feedings, naps, diapers, stats, events, playtime (when appropriate), and milestones. It also includes information for that age, such as suggested number of feedings, feeding intervals, and independent play lengths.
  • Sleep training log
  • Dreamfeed log
  • Optimal waketime log for tracking waketime day by day and help you figure out what is optimal.
  • Optimal waketime weekly log for tracking waketime for the whole week on one sheet.
  • Independent Playtime daily log for tracking indpendent play on a day by day basis.
  • Solids log for helping you while you introduce new foods to your baby.
  • Language log for helping you with teaching signs to your baby.
  • The Babywise Timeline. Two pages that summarize your baby’s first year.
  • Infographics for quick references for sleep milestones.
Chronicles of a Babywise Mom Log eBook

Here is a sample of a log by age:

You will get it in PDF form and can print it as you desire. You could print out pages and keep them in a binder, print out pages and have them bound, print and laminate and use wet erase markers to re-use pages…whatever you like.

To purchase, click the Add To Cart button below. You will then go to a purchase page, purchase, and have an instant download. It is that simple!


Logs Have So Many Benefits

Don’t underestimate the benefit of the log while you are problem solving. I look at the situation in the light of a study. I need to collect my data and analyze it.

I need to be able to see all of the details so I don’t miss something important. I need to think it through.

As your baby gets older and you become more accustomed to problem-solving (something you will do throughout your life as a parent-every age group has their things they do that require some thought and action by parents), you might not need to keep such details. There are sites online that help you track for a fee if you want/need the help.

One note, while I recommend this, I also caution to not let yourself get obsessed over it. Some people can drive themselves crazy with the log. Be as detailed as you can, but know yourself and your own limitations. We all want to be happy and calm! Happy problem-solving!

22 thoughts on “Chronicles of a Babywise Mom Log eBook”

  1. When do you recommend dropping the dream feed and how do you do it?My little one rarely wakes for it (5.5 months old) still wakes in the middle of the night (seems really hungry). Hoping to help him sleep through the night more consistently and go to bed earlier. Thanks!

  2. Val this looks amazing esp for new mamas!! I seriously think you should be upping the price, like $5 at the very least. You do and give so much to this community!! xx

  3. That will be a nice thing for my son to read somewhere down the line. I wonder where I put his experiences in those music classes for toddlers though.

  4. You just gave me a very good idea. My son would probably be laughing in his cotton nightwear once he reads a log like this when he gets older.

  5. Hi! I ordered your Log-E book a few days ago and haven't received the PDF via e-mail yet. About how long does it take to receive the PDF? I have a newborn, so I am really looking forward to getting on schedule! Thanks!

  6. Theresa, did you get your pdf? I just purchased one and was hoping for immediate delivery as I don't have a printer and went to a friend's house to print.

  7. This is amazing!!! Thank you so much!!! I like to analyze my work based on data not just trying to remember what happened, so I started making something like this before I saw this post and now it is all done for me! Thank you so much Val! You are a BW superwoman!

  8. I paid through paypal early yesterday and am wondering how I get the PDF?? I was really hoping to get it quickly as I've started training with my 5wk old and have a very small window before I return to work. Please do let me know!! Thank you!!

  9. Thank you for the book of logs and for how quick you sent it! I deleted my previous question, because it had been sent to the wrong section of my inbox so I didn't see it immediately

  10. I bought this yesterday with PayPal and wasn't sure how you will get my email address since I didn't enter it, unless you can get it from my paypal account. Do I need to do anything more to get the ebook?

  11. How did you all get your PDF of the log? I too purchased it and haven't received anything or been told when I will. I wanted to use it today, and I'm also worried I won't be getting anything. Please let me know!

  12. If you purchase and do not get it, send me an email at [email protected] and tell me the email address associated with your paypal account. I will verify the purchase and send you the book. About once a month, paypal doesn't inform me of a purchase.

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  14. This is helpful. Thank you. Would you consider having two versions of this document– one with all the pretty colors (as is) and one with just black and white to save on printing costs? I would like to use these but don’t want to use up so much ink.


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