Today Cole is addressing the fact that Babywise isn’t just about sleep – it’s about creating order in the household. While a baby that sleeps well is a HUGE bonus, it’s not the sole purpose or objective of the -wise books. I love what Cole says here:
“In terms of just sleep, it won’t make a difference whether your child slept through the night in their own bed by 4 months or whether they co-slept in the family bed until they were 4 years old. What matters is that you preserve your marriage. If you fail to set a boundary between your spousal relationship and your children, over time your marriage will erode. In terms of just sleep, it won’t make a difference whether your child napped three hours a day until they were 5 or never napped at all. What matters is that your daily routine and the way your household runs isn’t chaotic and haphazard but organized and intentional.”
Cole’s whole entire post is so on point! Read the whole thing here!
Here’s the myth busting schedule for this week. Be sure to check out the rest of the posts!
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom talking about the Myths versus Realities of Babywise.
- Tuesday: Katrina at Mama’s Organized Chaos talking about the realities of Babywise and the schedule – babywise isn’t imposing a schedule; it is learning the ideal schedule.
- Wednesday: Shea at The Moses Home will be talking about how having a schedule actually makes you flexible, not rigid, and Natasha at Let’s Be Brave is talking about how babywise is supposed to work for you; you don’t work for babywise.
- Thursday: Carrie at Wiley Adventures is talking about how Babywise and Cry It Out do (or don’t) go together, and Kimberly at Team Cartwright will be discussing how scheduled feedings do not diminish milk supply.
- Friday: Cole at Twinning Babywise will be discussing how babywise is so much more than just sleep training. Emily at The Journey of Parenthood will finish us off talking about how it’s possible and doable to implement babywise with multiple kids.