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02/08/2013 at 18:00
You for recommending this wonderful book!!!!
First day on EASY and i already feel calmer and so does Poppy!! For the first time she is napping upstairs in her crib so i can actually play downstairs with G without tiptoeing round her in the bouncy chair and her waking after 10 mins because some noise has woken her up. I am using my newly purchased slumber buddy for naps too so she gets used to it for nighttime. I had to rock her to sleep and it took 3 attemps of me transferring her from me to crib but she will find that easier with time. I am only on chapter 3 but alrwady my day is easier!!
I love you both!! We might get into a routine afterall!!!
02/08/2013 at 18:06
I am so pleased that you have found it useful - it gave us sanity when we had no idea what E needed. It made me realise that she needed regular proper sleep in the day. She is now a happy little girl - as long as she gets her naps though ... :-))
02/08/2013 at 18:17
I thought i knew what i was doing as P is my second but i have forgotten so much! I think P is "touchy" so it could take a while but it might even help our reflux woes as i tended to bf if she cried which wont help at all!! X
02/08/2013 at 18:21
I think that the reason I liked it was that she recognised htat all babies are different and it is important to follow their cues rather than just a Gina Ford style 1 size fits all regimen for every baby. FIngers crossed it helps her reflux a bit too! x
02/08/2013 at 19:55
Maybe I need to invest in this book!
Maise how's the slumber buddy?
02/08/2013 at 19:58
Another fan of this book! Although we are not following the EASY routine too strictly as this young age, the bits we have done have been fab. As E gets older I will definitely be following the routine a bit more. Bexy, I would definitely invest
02/08/2013 at 20:03
Thanks ferbs I think I will! Do you have a link?
02/08/2013 at 20:05
I wouldnt say the slumber buddy is really helping her to sleep so we still have the self settling issue but i am using it as part of the sleep routine so she knows its time to wind down and sleep. I think maybe having it on when she has just fallen asleep helps her not wake if there is other noise. It plays nice songs though and the heartbeat/white noise function is good. Liking the volume settings. The coloured stars are lovely too x
02/08/2013 at 20:06
Sounds like a winner.. I want something that h recognises as part of bedtime that we can take on holiday with us so that sounds ideal.. X
02/08/2013 at 20:07
Bexy - www.amazon.co.uk/.../0091857023
02/08/2013 at 20:30
02/08/2013 at 21:45
I have a copy I'd be happy to pass on free for postage, it's hardback but not huge. I think it might be one of the older editions as I bought it second hand when F was born and she's 4 1/2 now. I loved it, it was the idea of a routine rather than a schedule that suited us. It gave me confidence to interpret what she might be wanting and to have some vague predictability to our day, and actually just showed me what routine we'd already got into, and made me realise it was ok
02/08/2013 at 21:57
Love baby whisperer, I followed many principles and Isaac slept through from 7.5m and has had fantastic sleep habits from 16weeks. Never had to rock him or anything!
02/08/2013 at 22:12
Another fan of the EASY routine here, it was always something to aim for and I was quite relaxed if a car journey sent him to sleep for example. I liked the flexibility and the fact it recognised different baby personalities. I gave my copy away to a friend, must try and get it back soon.
03/08/2013 at 05:17
Ah mrs e I would have done but I have ordered now!
04/08/2013 at 09:23
MrsE, I would love to take you up on that offer, are you on the fb group?
04/08/2013 at 21:43
I'm not in the fb group, never got round to it. If we can still do personal messages I'll do one to you now!
07/08/2013 at 08:05
Sorry, will look when on the laptop as I cant see anything on my phone! Thanks x
09/08/2013 at 21:53
Sorry to bump this thread but had a quick question. F is 11 weeks and used to feeding every four hours, could I just go straight into the four hour EASY routine rather than trying to feed every three hours?
13/08/2013 at 09:33
You could, but it is unlikely that a 2 hour awake time will be appropriate. At 11 weeks you are more likely going to be closer to 1.5/1.75 hours of activity time. You could do an EASAES type pattern instead, so you still feed every 4 hours but A time is still lower. As long as you don't feed to sleep and have a short activity after feeding ( this could just be a nappy change) then you should be fine. The key thing is to follow baby's cue rather than just try and fit a rigid schedule. The best place to look for advice is on the babywhisperer forum www.babywhispererforums.com/index.php. Al x
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