On Becoming Baby Wise

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 302 ratings

On Becoming Babywise (Updated and Expanded) Publisher's Summary

Distinguished pediatrician Dr. Robert Bucknam and coauthor 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, along with coauthor Gary Ezzo, demonstrates 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 that impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training. Five resource appendices 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 mind-set for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets the needs of both a new baby and 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.

©2017 Hawksflight & Associates, Inc. (P)2017 Pear Press
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  • Book 1

    • On Becoming Babywise (Updated and Expanded)

    • Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
    • By: M.D. Dr. Robert Bucknam, Gary Ezzo
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Distinguished pediatrician Dr. Robert Bucknam and coauthor 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book to read for those early days

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • On Becoming Babywise

    • Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
    • By: Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam M.D.
    • Narrated by: Anne Marie Ezzo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    For over 20 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, wake time, and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night. In his 26th year as a licensed pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, MD, along with coauthor Gary Ezzo, demonstrates how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By Joseph Boone on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $22.74

  • Book 2

    • On Becoming Baby Wise, Book Two

    • Parenting Your Five to Twelve-Month Old Through the Babyhood Transition
    • By: Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam
    • Narrated by: William Crockett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    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. As your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with an increasing awareness to new sights, sounds and sensations. He can now interact with his material universe with greater attentiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book!

    • By granolamama on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise

    • From Babyhood to Toddlerhood (Parenting Your Twelve to Eighteen Month Old)
    • By: Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam MD
    • Narrated by: William Crockett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The period between 12 and 18 months places a child on a one-way bridge to the future. 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. How will a parent meet the unfolding challenges? The answer begins with understanding the various growth transitions of the 180 days linking babyhood with toddlerhood.  

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • On Becoming Toddlerwise

    • From First Steps to Potty Training
    • By: Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam
    • Narrated by: William Crockett
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The toddler years are the learning fields, and you need a trustworthy guide to take you through the unfolding maze of your child's developing world. On Becoming Toddlerwise is a tool chest of workable strategies and ideas that multiplies your child's learning opportunities in a loving and nurturing way.  

    Regular price: $19.95