On Becoming Babywise
Taking care of babies is like a complicated computer program. The solution for the same problem in different children could be different. Babywise is a one-stop solution to the parenting problem. The book comes in two parts. The first part is giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep. This primarily targets the parents of newborn babies.
Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies.
It covers all the major topics that concern newborn babies and their parents. With several sample schedules, the authors make sure that the parents are left with all feasible solutions. Being a mother of three I was always approached by new mothers for each and every doubt. Now I could suggest this book to mom-educate them.
First patterns established need to be right patterns and Babywise II will show you the way.
Some of the instructions given are not possible to apply to the Indian standard of living but we never know, with time, our lives may change. Even after having three babies, I had no idea about sign language. I could apply this with my older kids as well and hence helped me.
The second book
The second book has healthy baby growth charts that help us monitor the growth pattern of our baby. A special mention is needed for the fact the book has a word to the husband. This book is basically an extension of the first book. It covers the topics that were omitted by the first book and hence it is primarily about newborns. It would not be an ideal book for kids above 6 months in my personal opinion, though it claims to be one for five months old to one year old. It indeed has topics for the older ones but those appeared to me as vague. The second book seems a little rushed and hence could have been worked on a bit more.