Posted: Tuesday the 16th December 2008 at 13:09
Gina Ford - my saviour!
I know she's controversial in her techniques, but I have nothing but praise for the woman. Buying her book and following 'The Routine' literally changed my life almost overnight. I went from a complete mess, getting an average of 3 hours sleep a night, never sleeping more than 2 hours on the trot and breaking down in tears every other minute, to suddenly feeling like I was in control of things again. My baby, who hadn't any pattern of anything before, seemed to just slot into the suggested routine in the book as though she'd been looking for that kind of structure herself. I definitely don't think you have to stick to everything totally ridgedly (I thought black-out blinds without a chink of light at all went a bit far), but for anyone struggling to get their life back on track post-birth, I would absolutely point them in the direction of the Contented Little Baby book.
Sorry - I normally hate it when people give advice like that thinking they know best - I just think it made such a radical difference to us, I'd hate for anyone to miss out if they need it
Posted: Tuesday the 16th December 2008 at 13:11
This is the aforementioned bible of babies
Since: Nov 2010
Posted: Thursday the 2nd December 2010 at 08:08
I ordered this book by net.
Will be receiving it today)
After you recommendation just couldn't miss it.
Though there are 7 more monthes to wait, I will start the preparations beforehead)
Posted: Sunday the 5th December 2010 at 19:54
Good move! I'd still maintain (after now trying this on baby #2) that it's a godsend. Don't take it all totally literally, but do keep to the timings and you'll be a million times happier and feel more in control and so will your baby!
How are you feeling now?
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