This book is horrible. It advocates not paying attention to your child's needs. A much better book is anything from the Dr. Sears library or The Happiest Baby on the Block. For people who love and cherish their babies, the later books will teach those parents how to respond to the demands of their children without leaving them to cry it out.
Joanna W. reviewed On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep on
Helpful Score: 9
I found this book to contain information that was not only counter-intuitive to parenting your baby but also to have advice and information about breastfeeding that was wrong. I am a breastfeeding educator and I would caution anyone who is breastfeeding to be very cautious with the advice given in this book. I do not agree with the approaches in this book whether formula feeding or breastfeeding but even the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out against the breastfeeding information.
I also will speak out against ANY book that advocates "training" an infant with a cry it out approach. There are published medical studies which prove how damaging that approach can be not only to your baby emotionally but also physically. "The Science of Parenting" is a newer book which breaks all that down very well.
Please research a little more on this author and his advice before you put your young, vulnerable infant on a program like this.
ELIZABETH P. reviewed On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep on
Helpful Score: 4
This book is a great example of what NOT to do! Using a cry-it-out method is bad, bad, bad psychologically to a baby, and could severely damage them for the rest of their lives. Babies do not need to be trained, parents need to listen to what their child is communicating to them, and their needs need to be met in order to become an independent person. This book has no science, and no love. You will be harming your child greatly if you listen to the advice in Ezzo's book.