On Becoming Baby Wise

Author: Gary Ezzo
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
ISBN: 0971453209
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country." - Back cover.

On Becoming Baby Wise Book Two

Author: Gary Ezzo
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions
ISBN: 1932740155
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

It's reality-check time! You're at least four months into your tour of parenting, and the complexities of child training are starting to multiply. While your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with ever-increasing awareness to new sights, sounds, sensations and relationships. He can now interact with his material universe withgreater attentiveness. Watch out: big changes are coming to his world and yours! Preserving the order and structure that brought security to your baby's day, peaceful sleep in your baby's nights and stability in your home is still the priority, but now it must be viewed through a new developmental lens. For example, feeding time is more than a biological response initiated by a baby's sucking reflex. For the five-month-old, meal times become a complex and conscious interaction between him and his parents, food and drink, preference and need, likes and dislikes, must dos and won't dos!


Author: Robert Bucknam, MD
Publisher: On Becoming
ISBN: 1932740074
Release Date: 2017-01-24

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 25 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. For 25 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night. In his 28th year as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof. Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training. Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.

Cherish the First Six Weeks

Author: Helen Moon
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307987280
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

From baby nurse to the stars, Helen Moon, a step-by-step plan to managing sleep and feeding issues to survive--and enjoy--the first six weeks of your newborn baby's life. Have you ever wondered why celebrities look so rested in such a short time after giving birth? The answer: baby specialists like Helen Moon. A baby specialist and professional nanny for the past 25 years, Helen has worked closely with hundreds of families, including some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Helen knows that the first six weeks of a baby's life--when parents tend to be nervous, siblings are needy, and new babies need immediate and constant attention--has a huge impact on the entire family. Getting a baby on a sleeping and eating schedule is an achievable dream, and it's not a mystery. Helen's step-by-step plan shows new parents exactly how to integrate their baby into the family so that she will be able to sleep when she's tired, eat when she's hungry, and calm herself when she's fussy--self-regulating skills that will enable her to thrive for the rest of her life. Assured that their babies are secure and happy, parents can confidently enjoy this most precious time of their baby's life, trusting their own instincts, and--most importantly--sleeping through the night themselves!

On Becoming Pretoddlerwise

Author: Gary Ezzo
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions
ISBN: 1932740112
Release Date: 2009-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

The period between twelve and eighteen months places a child on a one-way bridge. Infancy is a thing of the past and toddlerhood is straight ahead. A baby still? Not really, but neither is he a toddler and that is the key to understanding this phase of growth. Take a couple of photos because the child leaving infancy will not resemble the child entering toddlerhood six months down the road. This is a time of metamorphosis when his potential for learning seems limitless, his budding curiosity unquenchable and his energy level never seems to diminish.

On Becoming Potty Wise for Toddlers

Author: Gary Ezzo
Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
ISBN: 1932740147
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Potty training doesn't have to be complicated and neither should a resource that explains it. On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers looks to developmental readiness cures of children as the starting point of potty training. Readiness is primary perquisite for successful training according to best selling authors, Gary Ezzo and Pediatrician Robert Bucknam. While no promise can be made, they can tell you that many moms successfully complete their training in a day or two, some achieve it literally in hours. What makes the developmental readiness approach work so successfully? Rights Timing: Learning to recognize the optimal window for potty training your toddler. Right Education: Learning the most effective way to teach your toddler the potty training process. Right Motivation: Learning how to instill into your toddler a sustained excitement about using the potty on his or her own. This resource is filled with time test wisdom, workable solutions and practical answers to the myriad of questions that arise during training."

Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child

Author: Marc Weissbluth
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780553394801
Release Date: 2015-12-15

The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease--now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition! In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country's leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children's sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on * the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment * common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep * different sleep needs for different temperaments * stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more * ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock--naturally * handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training * why both night sleep and day sleep are important * obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues * the father's role in comforting children * how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems * the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed Rest is vital to your child's health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age. Praise for Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child "I put these principles into practice--with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser."--Cindy Crawford

The Baby Sleep Solution

Author: Suzy Giordano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101118474
Release Date: 2006-12-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step guide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach's plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night. Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours' sleep at night; three hours' sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months.

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

Author: Tracy Hogg
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345449258
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

“TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.” –Los Angeles Family When Tracy Hogg’s Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was first published, it soared onto bestseller lists across the country. Parents everywhere became “whisperers” to their newborns, amazed that they could actually communicate with their baby within weeks of their child’s birth. Tracy gave parents what for some amounted to a miracle: the ability to understand their baby’s every coo and cry so that they could tell immediately if the baby was hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. Tracy also dispelled the insidious myth that parents must go sleepless for the first year of a baby’s life–because a happy baby sleeps through the night. Now you too can benefit from Tracy’s more than twenty years’ experience. In this groundbreaking book, she shares simple, accessible programs in which you will learn: • E.A.S.Y.–how to get baby to eat, play, and sleep on a schedule that will make every member of the household’s life easier and happier. • S.L.O.W.–how to interpret what your baby is trying to tell you (so you don’t try to feed him when he really wants a nap). • How to identify which type of baby yours is–Angel, Textbook, Touchy, Spirited, or Grumpy–and then learn the best way to interact with that type. • Tracy’s Three Day Magic–how to change any and all bad habits (yours and the baby’s) in just three days. At the heart of Tracy’s simple but profound message: treat the baby as you would like to be treated yourself. Reassuring, down-to-earth, and often flying in the face of conventional wisdom, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer promises parents not only a healthier, happier baby but a more relaxed and happy household as well.

The Happiest Baby on the Block Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Harvey Karp
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553393231
Release Date: 2015-10-06

"A completely revised and updated second edition of one of the most popular and bestselling parenting books of all time, by America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Harvey Karp, M.D. shares his groundbreaking approach to calming your new baby's crying and transforming your infant into the happiest baby on the block! His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 1. Create the Fourth Trimester: How to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for. 2. Find the Calming Reflex: An "off switch" all babies are born wtih, which quickly soothes fussing and crying. 3. Use the 5 S's: Five easy methods to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex. 4. Apply the Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies. THOROUGHLY REVISED SECOND EDITION"--

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

Author: Dr. Harvey Karp
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062113337
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

America’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the #1 concern of parents everywhere: sleep. With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr. Karp—arguably the world’s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block—offers invaluable tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler get the rest they need, while debunking some of the most widely held myths about babies and sleep. Dr. Karp’s advice has already be sought after by some of Hollywood’s brightest stars—including Michelle Pfeiffer, Pierce Brosnan, and Madonna—and now his The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep can help anyone guide even the most resistant small child gently toward wonderful, restful, healthful slumber, so that mom and dad can enjoy a good night’s sleep themselves!

The Gift of Sleep

Author: Elizabeth Sloane
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781925576863
Release Date: 2017-04-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

Getting a baby to sleep through the night is the dream of every parent, but unsettled, broken nights are more often the reality. Elizabeth Sloane has been giving babies aged six months and over the gift of sleep for over 20 years. With a three-night program designed to lovingly correct any unhealthy sleep habits your child may have developed, Elizabeth's methods have helped break the cycles of sleeplessness, emotional exhaustion and frustration for thousands of babies and their parents, giving them a truly life-changing experience - and proven to work in just three nights. Her program offers a calm, committed and consistent approach to sleep training for all families in need of the Gift of Sleep. This book contains a step-by-step guide to the Gift of Sleep program, plus modified programs tailored for different age groups, worksheets, meal guides, case studies and FAQs - in short, everything you need to get your baby to learn to self-settle and sleep all night, every night.

The Sleepeasy Solution

Author: Jennifer Waldburger
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757398865
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Two experts who are helping Hollywood's A-list babies get their zzz's share the no-fail, family-friendly method that has helped thousands of sleep-deprived moms and dads. Even Hollywood's biggest stars face the same dilemma as other parents do: "How do I get my child to sleep?" As parents in the know are finding, whether they're on the red carpet or the soccer field, the answer is the same: The Sleepeasy Solution. Psychotherapists and sleep specialists Jennifer and Jill, the dynamic "girlfriends" all of Hollywood calls on to solve Junior's sleep problems, have perfected their sleep technique that will get any child snoozing in no time—most often in fewer than three nights. The key to their method? It addresses the emotional needs of both the parent and child (yes, how to handle the crying!)—a critical component of why most other sleep methods fail. In this much-needed, family-friendly guide, weary parents will learn to define their own individual sleep goals, those that work for their family's schedule and style. They'll create a customized "sleep planner" to ensure consistency with both parents as well as extended caregivers. (As an added bonus, they'll even improve the readers' relationships with their spouses with the "marriage-saver" section.) With comprehensive sections devoted to each stage of Baby's and Toddler's development, plus solutions to special circumstances like traveling, daylight saving's time, moving to a "big kid bed" and multiples, The Sleepeasy Solution is a dream come true! "This approach was truly amazing in helping our family to thrive. . . . We are eternally grateful!" —Ben Stiller and wife, Christine Taylor, actors "With their gentle approach, Sleepeasy gave us the tools we needed to solve our daughter's sleep problems." —Conan O'Brien, host of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien "Sleepeasy gave us all the tools we needed to get our baby sleeping through the night. Now when we say good night to our daughter, we know it really will be a good night." —Greg Kinnear, actor

On Becoming Birthwise

Author: Anne Marie Ezzo
Publisher: Parent Wise Solutions
ISBN: 0971453268
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

Medical research continually develops better ways to manage labor and delivery for healthy outcomes. With all of the choices, theories, and plethora of ideas available today, it's a challenge for expectant parents to know where to turn for wise counsel. Where will you turn for help? On Becoming Birthwise has the answers for you. As an outgrowth of a childbirth course created in 1989 by a group of health-care providers knowledgeable and skilled in labor and delivery, (and now with over eighty years of collective hospital and clinical experience behind them), this resource is a must-read for every expectant parent. Our authors explore the medical options available from high-tech intervention to natural childbirth. You will grow in your understanding and appreciation of the physical and emotional transitions taking place during your pregnancy and at each stage of labor.Similar to the other seven books in our series, On Becoming Birthwise is informative, practical, and easily understood, and perhaps most importantly, written from the hearts of moms who are also medical professionals. The Birthwise method is a confidence-builder providing sound advice to assist any expectant couple in making wise medical decisions to achieve a healthy outcome for mom and baby. We are pleased to add this book to our parenting series. We have read many glowing post-delivery reports, we have listened to moms and dads speak with confidence and satisfaction of their birthing experience, and we know this resource will serve to encourage you through the beautiful process of bringing forth a new life.