But seriously, do not babywise your children

‘Babywise’ Linked to Babies’ Dehydration, Failure to Thrive (oh, just another well-written article on why Baby Wise is the worst thing that ever happened ever except for maybe the Holocaust).

There are a bunch of additional links at the bottom that are really good, too. Gary Ezzo is a hack and a liar; God Himself will deal with that horrible man who has spent his career leading Christians and parents astray. And me, for writing terribly awkward sentences condemning others.

Update: And here is a super interesting article on cue feeding, and really the science behind breastfeeding in general. And I mean interesting if you’re interested even remotely by things like babies and nursing and life. Oh, life.

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Once upon a time, I was born, grew up a little bit, did some stuff, and now I have a blog. I deeply respect the Oxford comma.
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3 Responses to But seriously, do not babywise your children

  1. Gaby says:

    There is currently nothing in my life that gets me riled up like your blog posts. I’ll read one and then tear through a dozen web links, all of which keep me in a state best characterized by the classic cartoon visual of red face + steam shooting out of ears. Egads.

    The book is somewhat dated by now, but still fun in that “if you don’t laugh about it, you might cry” sort of way: http://www.amazon.com/Experts-Speak-Definitive-Authoritative-Misinformation/dp/0679778063

  2. Alyssa says:

    I love you and your point of view.

  3. Thought I would pop back over here to reply to your comment… yes, we have co-slept a lot these past 2 years. And I do like it. Until he pushes me off the bed. Nathan still does not understand how a small child can make me sleep hanging off the side of the bed, but it does happen. Thankfully, he’s usually content to stay in his crib most nights. I don’t quite understand the absolute aversion some people have to co-sleeping, it’s such nice family time. :)

    Anyway, two very intelligent, very good moms, very wise, etc. friends recommended Baby Wise to me. I started reading it and was completely turned off. And never looked back. :) Thankfully, those friends don’t hate me. And their kids seemed to have turned out fine. From what I remember, though, Baby Wise does encourage a combination of schedule and cue reading, so maybe some moms are not actually reading it and simply looking at the schedule? Anyway, I’m on your side.

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