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Old 01-13-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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I didn't say it was reasonable, I was just providing an explanation.
Momma Bear I know you were providing an explanation as I was providing an example to that explanation.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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The name of the book is something like On Being Babywise.

There is an expression I am wise to what you are up to that means you can't pull one over on me. Like someone is trying to get away with something and I am wise to it.

It always made me think that Ezzos thought that babies were trying to get away with something with all that eating and all that not sleeping.
Got it. (I know the expression but couldn't figure out the rest. Thanks for restating what you meant.)
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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I guess I just thought it meant becoming wise about taking care of your baby. I got the book second hand from a friend and had no idea it was so controversial.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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I guess I just thought it meant becoming wise about taking care of your baby. I got the book second hand from a friend and had no idea it was so controversial.
Did any of it seem extreme to you?
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Did any of it seem extreme to you?
Well, it has been about 8.5 years since I read it. I don't remember thinking it was extreme. But I also read it with the midset of getting advice and ideas, not with the mindset of following it to the letter. It seems like it would be common sense that no 2 babies are exactly alike and things would have to be tweaked for your individual baby. I guess common sense isn't all that common.

I wonder if I only read part of it. I don't remember anything else about it except the feeding, playing, sleeping schedule.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I guess I just thought it meant becoming wise about taking care of your baby. I got the book second hand from a friend and had no idea it was so controversial.
That's what I thought too.

I'm not nuts about the book, b/c it is not research based AT ALL. However, a lot of our patients read it, so we frequently get calls about it. I tell patients (usually moms) that if they have tried the 'cry it out' method twice in a row at night and the baby still doesn't settle, just feed the child and let everyone get back to sleep. I also tell them not to let the baby cry any more than ~ 10 min at a time. I tell parents of very young babies not to try it at all. This is not to say that I did that with my kids; I didn't. I fed them when they were hungry. My younger daughter was a poor sleeper, but she's 24 and she still is!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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That book is pshyco. Ezzo and Pearl methods are pretty crazy.
They are based on the idea that infants are born with a sin nature, and since day one are trying to trick and control their parents. Whatever.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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I saw this on a web site:

Ezzo techniques include:
- Scheduled feedings from birth.
- Discouragement of rocking a baby to sleep or responding quickly to a baby’s cries.
- Physical chastisement (spanking with a rod or slapping the hands) from infancy, for misbehavior such as dropping food or squirming during a diaper change.


I'd never heard of these methods before. Wow. A rod? And people subscribe to this kind of stuff?
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