That being said, in summary, the book is a flexible scheduling system that follows a Wake-Eat-Play cycle, which in turn leads to sleeping through the night at an early age due to excellent day time naps and eating and sleeping in the correct order.
Boston is currently 4 months old, he was born 4 weeks early so for sleep and development purposes we need to go by his adjusted age which is 14 weeks. His schedule at this time is as follows:
- 730AM Wake, eat, play (WEP)
- 830AM - 1030AM Nap #1
- 1030AM WEP
- 1130AM - 130PM Nap #2
- 130PM WEP
- 230PM - 430PM Nap #3
- 430PM WEP
- 530PM - 630PM Nap #4 -or- rest time in the swing
- 630PM Bath
- 7PM Eat
- 730PM Bed
He wakes one time during the night at 3 or 4 to eat, then immediately goes back to sleep. I have accomplished this by swaddling, and short periods of cry-it-out (CIO). Some parents are completely against that, and that's fine. But without CIO I would not have such a great sleeper & happy baby on my hands.
I will go into specifics on the aspects of Babywise individually in different posts, CIO, wake-time, nap tips, etc. Below are some links to the Babywise books, and a blog from a Babywise mom.