On Becoming Babywise

Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - 2019 Edition - Interactive Support
Narrated by: William Crockett
Series: On Becoming Baby Wise, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on infant management concepts. In this revised 6th edition, they have updated their 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 over 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 29th year as a licensed pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam 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. 

©2018 Dr. Robert Bucknam and Gary Ezzo (P)2018 Hawksflight Publishing, LLC

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Great content but missing useful PDF download

I have heard great things about this book and the methodology; however, the unfortunate issue with listening to it rather than having a physical book is there are appendix and charts they reference that are hard to follow with the reader. It would have been helpful to have these available as a PDF download as a part of this purchase. The reader is pretty dry but then again the material isn't necessarily riveting so I suppose it fits. I would suggest buying the book in addition to the audiobook so that you can follow along better and have the charts they reference.

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Babywise is amazing!

Babywise is truly a gift to parents- or anyone with an infant in their care. My son was really struggling with falling asleep and staying asleep. When he was 5-6 months old, I thought that I was going to lose my mind. Someone suggested that I read Babywise, and as soon as I started implementing the routine that is so clearly explained in the book, we were on a great schedule within a couple of weeks. I was happier, he was happier, and we were both sleeping.

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Great Resource

A great tool for parents in the chaotic times of welcoming new babies into their lives! Adults love routines, babies are no different. Babywise will help you achieve that routine.

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Narrator hard to understand

I’ve read this book in hard copy so I know what it says but I still find it very difficult to understand this narrator. It’s as if the sound recording drops out, or he simply doesn’t enunciate certain letters/sounds. It’s like hearing half-words - which is completely distracting.

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Worst narrator ever

I barely got through this whole book because the narrator was terrible!! I pushed through because This book was recommended by so many people and I was really interested in reading it, but I feel like I didn’t take much from it because I couldn’t get past the readers voice. I know there are other versions out there so if you want to listen to this book then do yourself a favor and get another version read by someone else!

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Great book for any parent!

This book was a life-saver for us and our three boys (now ages 7, 4, and 2). The routine was freeing for both my wife and I, as well as our newborns. It lays out a great guideline to help your baby sleep, which less face it- is good for everyone in the family. It brought sanity to our routine, and I would recommend it to anyone with a new baby in their life.

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Needs appendix content to be useful

Good and helpful content, but without access to the appendices referenced throughout it does not provide the full value of the content.

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Narration ruins the book

The narration is so choppy and sounds fake it’s too distracting from the book.
I’ll have to read this one instead of listen.

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Still listening, but struggling with this narrator

My friends swear by this book, so we’re pushing on. However the narration of this book is very hard to listen too. The interesting part is that the narrator’s voice is soothing and has a lot of potential, but the awkward pauses and strange timing is very unsettling for my wife and I. It feels like it is being read by and AI that just doesn’t fully understand the nuances of human language. Is it just poor editing?

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Balance Between Routine & Baby’s Needs

I have been impressed with the authors’ outlook on parenting and how that ties into the babywise caring method. They constantly come back to having a good balance between routine and your baby’s needs. I think this book is a must for any parents, new or sending/thirds parents and I have already started recommending it to other moms I know.

Ps. I do however wish I got the kindle version as I feel it might be better for future quick referencing.

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  • Tim S.
  • 05-29-19

Terrible Audio again. Is this just an Audible thing?

The book apparently is great, but the narrator's voice, speed and style is TERRIBLE!
Kind of important for an audiobook, fyi.

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  • CAROLINE NOBLE
  • 04-18-19

Godsend for a first time mum

This audio book far exceeded my expectations! I have had no time to read up on parenting and with my due date fast approaching, I’ve been feeling exceptionally anxious about my lack of preparation. This book, I feel, covers all of the essential areas. I feel much better equipped. I’d almost go as far as to say confident :)