Hey, mamas! I’m teaming up with the BFBN today and we’re all sharing our own experiences about how we came to know about Babywise. I’ll have the other ladies stories linked at the end of this post, but this is mine!
If you’re new here or have never heard of Babywise, it is the first book in the ‘-wise’ series. There are a LOT of opinions about it out on the internet and among parents (several of which I discuss HERE), but for me personally, it has been a gift. How did I hear about it? Well…it was actually well before I had kids, well before I was married, even well before I was engaged.
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One of my best friends was pregnant with her first child and during a coffee date at her house, she mentioned the book and how the method had worked so well for her brother and sister-in-law. Even then, she warned me that if I looked it up online I would likely be bombarded with criticism for its methods. She reassured me, however, that those who held such opinions had either not read the book, or were not following its guidelines incorrectly.
She went on to have her first baby and they used the Babywise method with great results! I went on to get engaged, married, and not long after…fell pregnant with our son. My friend lent me her copy of Babywise and I spent those last (long) weeks of pregnancy reading it cover to cover.
Why It Works For Me
For those of you who don’t know much about me…I have a type A personality. I thrive on instructions, guidelines, and routine. Honestly, I couldn’t even imagine not having some sort of guidance when it comes to child raising. I admire and respect women who can go with the flow like that, but it just isn’t for me.
I went on to purchase my own copy of Babywise. Over the past 3 years, I have read it through several times. I’ve since implemented the methods with my second child, our daughter, Annie. I have no regrets and would recommend the book in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking for a great parenting guide.
For those that love Babywise, the great news is that there are a bunch of other books in the series that you can read as your child grows and develops. While Babywise focuses a lot on feeding and sleeping, there are many other aspects that the rest of the series delves into that are tremendously beneficial. One of my all time favourites is that of Independent Playtime.
I’m so glad that I had a friend who was happy to recommend the book to me. It has meant sanity for me and healthy sleep habits for our family. 🙂 If you’re curious, you can check out the book HERE and view a few of the others below.
Until next time!
- Mama’s Organized Chaos – Discovering Babywise
- The Journey of Parenthood – How I Discovered Babywise
- Chronicles of A Babywise Mom – How The Babywise Mom Discovered Babywise
- Rogers Party of 5 – How I Discovered Babywise And Why I Followed It Despite The Controversy
- Team Cartwright – Why I Quit Babywise
- Let’s Be Brave – How I Discovered Babywise