Monday, February 9, 2009

Routine is Where it is At

We get asked often, "how in the world do you guys do it with all of those kids?" This morning I was reminded of how blessed we were to get some great information early on for our baby Lynnea. I know so many people have heard or experienced mixed emotions "On Becoming Babywise", but I can testify that after 6 children including a set of twins, following a balanced approach to this book is the best thing out there for parents of newborns and older babies. As new parents, we were able to have very happy babies who slept through the night at 8-10 weeks. We knew when they were supposed to eat, be awake and sleep without the guesswork of "are you hungry already again?". Our children are some of the best sleepers, healthier and it even made our marriage stronger. It was a great foundation for behavior and being better parents. I just wanted to pass this along in case the Lord would use this to encourage you or a friend . If you would like to learn more about this, you can get with me or check out http://www.gfi.org/. Visit their store and scroll to the bottom to get a copy of the books.
Lynnea at 6 months in Florida.

3 comments:

Jon's Supercutie said...

I wholeheartedly agree Jen! Even though I only have one, so far. We did Babywise with Eliana and I would not change it for the world. It was so reassuring for me as a first time Mom to know exactly what was wrong with her based on where we were in our day. Reading your post just encouraged me to dive in again with Baby boy Uyboco. Thanks for the encouragement!

jillybean said...

Thanks for all your help getting me and Lauren on track back in the day! :) I am forever grateful! Hope you guys are doing well. I'm in a bit of a fog over here with a long list of things to complete with the house, all things that I'm sure you can relate to. But pretty soon...we'll be done...I think we can...I think we can...I think we can. And then we will sleep! :) Love you!

Gerards Fam said...

I, also, am a Babywise mom. It was the best thing in the world for my family! My boys still are schedule oriented and when I look at the behavior, sleep quality, and eating patterns of my boys compared to other friends' children, I feel so blessed over and over again that I parent my kids in this way.