Jun 26, 2011


Yes, I know I'm not pregnant or a mom. So you might ask, "Why are you writing about this?" Well, that's because I feel strongly about it and I think this book is mostly a load of crap and at the light end of the spectrum ok information that needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Yes, I know I'm not a mom/not an expectant mom however, I was forced to read this load of crap book in one of my childhood development classes and then write a paper on it. It was so difficult to not let my emotions and true feelings come out in that paper. 

This blogger: http://poshtopush.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-beef-with-babywise.html said what I wanted to say. If you're a pro-babywiser, please know that I understand that every baby is different and that this method might work for you. And if it does/did, then bravo! you are a lucky one that has a baby that comes out of your vag already with a schedule (kidding, kind of - I know that ANY type of sleep training is difficult). But please take this NON-scientifically based/one man's opinion/book and all it's information with caution and modify to your child's and your needs. The people that I am really speaking to are the one's who take Ezzo's word as the ONLY word and do exactly what the book says.

So, I know some of you might be rolling your eyes at me for writing this and some of you might agree. Anyway, I'm stepping off my soapbox now and I hope y'all have a wonderful Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for linking my post! Yeah....Babywise is just all kinds of nuts. The crazy thing is that Ezzo does consistently say through his book that his schedule is 'flexible' and that ultimately you should feed your baby when they are hungry and his schedule is pretty much what the average baby will end up regulating on their own if they have a loving parent who watches their cues and helps them out. All his stress on flexibility is what made me put the damn book down. I mean if the bottom line is learning my baby, what am I watching the clock and adjusting the schedule by 15 minute increments for anyway? SO all these parents who defend the method are giving Babywise credit for something their babies would most likely have done on their own anyway, maybe with the same amount of crying but a lot less crying alone. It's just dumb. What's most upsetting to me is the basis for his theory of 'parent directed feeding', it comes down to control. Sorry but authoritarian control has no place in any child's life in my opinion but especially when it comes to the basics of an infant's survival! You're going to be super slick, super posh mom!