Motherhood

Book for New Parents: On Becoming Baby Wise

Well, as a mom I have almost reached that moment of my son turning 1, can you  believe it?! This week I have been thinking back to all the memories (especially in the beginning) of the milestones not just with my baby boy, but also as a new mom. I’m sharing with you one of my favorite books that helped me to build my confidence with becoming a new mom, the book is, “On Becoming Baby Wise“.  I used it as a resource and there were times where I didn’t follow everything exact, but I like how it helped me to believe in myself as a mother and call on those “motherly instincts”. The more I knew about the specifics of a baby’s development along with sleeping and eating patterns I was able to adapt it within my own “mom life”.

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Once my son was about 3-4 months old was when I started getting him on a strict schedule of….

feed, waketime, sleep & REPEAT!

It wasn’t the easiest to do, but with being consistent we achieved that! I wish I would have known about this book while I was pregnant so I could read it! I would have loved this as a baby shower gift! 🙂

The basics behind this routine is that your baby will develop better sleeping patterns (what parent doesn’t want that!) Now, I will say that my son did a much better job sleeping through the night when he was younger, but now we’re throwing in factors of teething and learning to walk (first molars are the worst!). I’ve kind of revamped his schedule to meet his needs (or as they refer to it in the book the merge principle) as he develops into a toddler, but this book has saved me through those tough motherhood times.

I specifically remember when my little one was going through some rough stages and I couldn’t figure what was going on (even after those doctor visits), I would refer to this book. It helped me to remember that he was going through a specific developmental stage. It also helped me to understand that I have to adapt my routine for him as he developed into a new stage (I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, being a baby is HARD!).

The best part that I love about this book are the principles behind creating an orderly environment for your little one, where growth and development are achieved at its optimal level!

This book also takes you through facts on “how to’s” for first parents. For example, burping your baby (I know, sounds simple enough, but those burps can be tricky sometimes!) It also helps to guide new parents on managing their day with a baby (that’s tricky too!).

When I look at buying a book I always like to view the chapters and see what the book has to offer (does anyone else do that?) So I’m gong to share with you the chapter titles in the first book of “On Becoming Baby Wise“.

1.Right Beginnings

2. Feeding Philosophies

3. Babies and Sleep

4. Facts on Feeding

5. Managing Your baby’s Day

6. Waketimes and Naps

7. When Your Baby Cries

8. Colic, Reflux and Inconsolable Baby

9. Multiple Births: The Endless Party

There are more books to this “Parent Wise Series” as well! The series includes:


Baby  Wise

Baby Wise Two

Toddler Wise—–>I’m purchasing this one next!

Preschool Wise

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I know as parents we use google search a lot to help us through parenting (I’m raising my hand because I’m guilty of this), but sometimes I like to just rely on specific “go to” books that I can quickly pick up and read that I know are reliable.The book “On Becoming Baby Wise” is one of them.

What is a “go to” book that you relied on as a new mom? Is there anything else that helped you to build your confidence and finally listen to your motherly instincts (because that truly is sooooooo HARD! but once you do, it’s amazing!).

Here’s to almost 1 year of being a mom!

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I always love hearing from people, so feel free to share your insights in the comments below! You can also share this post with anyone else and follow me on my facebook page,  as well as instagram. Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

Wishing You Well,

Happy Mama, Happy Wife, Happy Life

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