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I listened to this book a few weeks before returning to work. My baby didn't wake up too often at night, but he was not sleeping 'through the night.' I implemented the teachings for about a day and a half. It worked. He slept longer than he ever had slept before, a 6 1/2 hour stretch. However, it felt so unnatural and stressful to have a strict schedule and to always put him down for nap in his bassinet. Listening to him cry made me cry. I was confused. I thought to myself "Am I never supposed to hold my baby again?" I love snuggling with him. I decided I could not give that up and went back to what feels natural. After all, he is a baby, not a dog that I am trying to train. It is supposed to be a bit of a burden. He is happier. I am happier. Could I get an hour or so more of sleep if I had kept at it? Probably, but I was afraid that it was going to break the special bond that he and I share. Also, he wakes up so happy, so I have to figure he is getting enough sleep. I am so happy that I went with my gut as a mother.
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The book starts off and you hear about a PDF plan, but it took nearly the entire book to understand what they heck she was talking about. How exactly is if different? It was hard to explain to a person that didn't read the book. I plan to listen to the book again to fully comprehend the PDF plan, mostly the first few chapters. Reading the book would be better, but that is hard to do while driving, so I will just listen another time.
The book is based on setting up a specific order to a required daily routine, eat, wake time, and then sleep, repeated on the feeding schedule based on age. The concepts in this book are unproven by me, but seem to be how I approach life in general anyway, routine. With a baby coming due soon I am learning the ways, this will give a great perspective to keep in mind. I do know that a relative has been raising their baby going against the concepts in this book and they struggle daily with sleeping/routine.
1 - I may have missed it, but the PDF plan is not clearly described anywhere in the book, it is referenced, but not defined. It takes the entire book to figure out what she is talking about, but by then your brain is confused and you missed numerous parts of the book.
2 - There were numerous points made throughout the book with only a few having data to back them.
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