What the book review doesn't tell you is that Ezzo's "Godly" methods are rejected by the AAP and the churches he has led. He has been excommunicated by more than one church after repeated attempts to approach him about the log in his eye.
Ezzo and his CIO methods may seem like a godsend to parents who just want to get some sleep but remember that your hours of unconsciousness are being paid for by your baby or toddler. Young children need to have their emotional and physical needs met - they need to be sure that someone in the world is looking out for them when they can't . This is not accomplished by abandoning them in monitored increments until they give up calling for you.
I found this book to be a great tool. As with anything, moderation is the key and understanding each of your children's needs over a strict schedule is important. I have a 5 and 7 year old who have gone to bed with no issues whatsoever since we used the basic pattern in this book of eat, play, sleep when they were babies. I recommend it for all new moms.
This book shows you how to raise emotionally balanced, intellectually assertive, and morally sensible children. Equip yourself with more than 15 Childwise Principles for training kids in the art of living happily among family and friends. Foster the safe, secure growth of your child's self-concept and worldview. Nuture your little one's uniqueness while setting loving boundaries on his or her world.
Parents should be aware that these methods are not best practice for early childhood and can cause lasting harm. A better book would be Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton, which incorporates modern research on child and brain development.