Sunday, May 2, 2010

Babywise!!!!

If you've been following my blog at all, you know that Babywise & scheduling in general has really worked for us. There seem to be 2 sides to the Babywise issue & very little "in between" space - most people either LOVE it or HATE it. We love it. It's been difficult dealing with some of the negative opinions, but we've stuck with it and I believe the results in Isis' case speak for themselves.

It's hard, though, to figure out any kind of schedule or routine for your baby. Some things don't work for different reasons and it's tough to figure out what may be wrong. With Isis, for example, when I moved her from her swing to her crib for naps, her naps got a lot shorter. They went from about an hour & a half to about 30 minutes. I couldn't figure out why they were so short. I posted a question on the Chronicles of a Babywise Mom blog & got a response (2 weeks later because she is BUSY!!) to put her down 30 minutes earlier and see if she sleeps better like that. And she did! Her nap that first day was an hour & a half! And her other naps extended to about an hour each. The problem was that Valerie over at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom is super busy with 3 kids, 3 blogs that I know of, a husband and, you know, LIFE. So she can't get back with you right away.

Well, Valerie had mentioned that she participated in a Babywise group on Babycenter. I hadn't seen one in the message boards, but I did some more searching & found it! It's a private group that you have to ask to be a member of. If you post negative or angry things about Babywise, you are kicked out of the group. Seems harsh, but try asking a question about your baby stretching their schedule on another message board on BBC & you end up with angry comments and very little help! (Believe me, I tried it.) So I am now a part of the Private Babywise group on Babycenter! If you are doing Babywise or scheduling in general and need some advice, support or help - check it out!!! It has been such a source of help over the past week that I've been on it! All of the women are so supportive & I've asked questions not related to Babywise & they've helped me with those things as well. Everyone is just really helpful!! Just wanted to share that info for those of you who are looking for advice!

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