11 years ago
Posts: 21 | Joined: 31st Aug 06
Hi there, I bought both the contented litle baby book and the baby whisperer book when pregnant with my first. I thought at the time the CLB book was too strict and opted for the EASY routine in the BW book, it worked well for my first who was an angel baby. However no2 in not. I cannot comment on breast feeding as both of mine were / are bottle fed, but after 4 weeks of demand feeding every 2 hours and alot of wind/colic/screaming and a bit of lactose intolerance, I decided to opt for the CLB rountines. They are very strict but we have followed the feeding plan very carefully and I believe that it combined with the comfort milk has reduced the colic and after a lot of trial and error, I now have a very happy baby who feeds well every 4 hours, and falls asleep every evening at 7pm and is generally very content (pardon the pun). However, I cannot get him to follow the sleep routine during the day and to be honest I dont care. He is now 10 weeks old and does not sleept all night like the book says he should (but only up once)but all babies are different they do not fall into the same mould. I believe the routine is the key and the book gives you a bit of hope when you are at your wits end. Hope this rambling is of some use.