On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary EzzoThe infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered parents looking for an alternative to sleepless nights and fussy babies. The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept has enough structure to bring security and order to your babys world, yet enough flexibility to give mom freedom to respond to any need at any time. It teaches parents how to lovingly guide their babys day rather than be guided or enslaved to the infants unknown needs.
The information contained within On Becoming Babywise is loaded with success. Comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries, of mothers using the PDF method verify that as a result of the PDF concepts, 88% breast-feed, compared to the national average of only 54% (from the National Center for Health Statistics). Of these breast-feeding mothers, 80% of them breast-feed exclusively without a formula complement. And while 70% of our mothers are still breast-feeding after six months, the national average encourage to follow demand feeding without any guidelines is only 20%. The mean average time of breast-feeding for PDF moms is 33 1/2 weeks, well above the national average. Over 50% of PDF mothers extend their breast-feeding toward and well into the first year.
Added to these statistics is another critical factor. The average breast-fed PDF baby sleeps continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine. Healthy sleep in infants is analogous to healthy growth and development. Find out for yourself why a world of parents and pediatricians utilize the concepts found in On Becoming Babywise.
BABYWISE: 6 Month Sample Schedule
William’s 6 Month Old Schedule
Babywise schedules used by real Babywise babies. This post gives sample schedule Babywise schedules for the sixth month. Baby is five months old at the beginning of this period and moves to 6 months old by the end. Sometimes she eats after only two hours in the evening since she is extending her day out right now. This is a temporary situation and it is fine with me for now.
Babywise schedule month 6: for baby around 6 months of age. For about half of the month, Caroline struggled to take the nap, but needed it as she was not taking long enough naps during the day, nor was she able to handle extended wake times. Halfway into the month, however, Caroline decided to refuse the catnap all together. The details of how we finally dropped the catnap can be found in that post. It was a struggle, but it was one that needed to happen.
If you are looking for help getting your baby on a sleep schedule, look no further: this is your one stop shop for sample baby sleep schedules that follow the Babywise feed-wake-sleep formula. Children come into this world with basic needs for nutrition, sleep, cognitive growth, love and security. As a baby grows, these needs do not change, but how these needs are met will change. Therein lies the challenge: How do you establish a baby's routine that is predictable, yet "flexible" enough to meet a baby's growing and changing feed-wake-sleep needs? The root word, "flexible," means "the ability to bend or be pliable. Returning to its original shape is perhaps the most critical element of flexibility.
Below is our daughter’s babywise schedule 6 months through 12 months:
William is already halfway to the one year mark! His 6 month old schedule is going great. Over the past month, since my last update , William has been just taking it easy. With Caroline we started solid food right when she turned 4 months old. Full details below!! See below for a printable version of this schedule.