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Before my son, Josiah, was born, my pastor’s wife encouraged me to read On Becoming Babywise. I read it cover to cover and loved it. Being a “schedule” person myself I really saw the benefits to having my son on a schedule that we all could live by. I did have to tweak it here and there but overall I had him on a great schedule that still is implemented today!
When I became pregnant with my daughter I decided to refresh my memory and read On Becoming Babywise again. I had everything planned and I was excited to use the methods again. However, Aubrey proved to be completely opposite of her brother. She was extremely fussy and hardly slept. I had a horrible time nursing and felt completely overwhelmed.We found out that when she was 1 month old that she suffered from horrible reflux. I had to rethink my whole approach. I began see how I could only work on one aspect at a time. I first started with nursing. As soon as I figured out how to make that successful then I moved on to getting her to sleep longer. It wasn’t until she was 6 months old that I was able to really put her on a complete schedule.
Aubrey is now a happy, well fed, well rested, 8 month old. She is able to go to sleep on her own in her bedroom she shares with her brother. I can honestly say Babywise worked for us. I did have to learn to go with the flow. Consistency is key, even if you have a high maintenance baby. I encourage every new mommy to read On Becoming Babywise!