Saturday, January 19, 2013

Babywise Sample Schedule




Awhile back I created some babywise sample schedule charts using the information from the book babywise 
and apparently everyone else in the world had the same issue I had
 {needing a visual aid/chart to help them understand babywise and when to drop a feed/drop a nap etc...}

I get more hits on my blog from google searches for babywise then any other source 

so now looking back, I realize the font is kind of weird, so I tried to make it more reader friendly

so here you go world!

Babywise Chart 2.0
{click on chart to download pdf}

 Babywise Sample Schedule 2.0
{click on chart to download pdf}


just a word of advice {and my humble opinion}, babywise is just a help tool
if it does not work for you it doesn't mean you failed.
I've heard of a group of people who are against babywise 
and then others who think if you don't do babywise than you are hindering yourself from a thriving baby

I rocked Clover till the day I delivered Crimson, and you know what, she sleeps on her own just fine. 
She was my first and I'll never have the time I had with her with any other child.
all babies and mommies are different! 
formula or breastfed, that baby will be fed.
with my second child I was so determined to breastfeed and not supplement that I didn't realize that she was fussy because she was hungry, my milk didn't come in as well as it did with Clover
so use this as guidelines and not a mandatory schedule
be flexible
be calm and try not to stress out!
and if you have to resort to formula, be humble!
and for those who have never had to use formula, be kind and understanding to those of us who need to, you never know the reason behind why someone has to bottle feed.

I encourage all to try breastfeeding, I do {personally} believe in all the health benefits from it 
but the Lord has taught me that things don't always go according to plan
so try it
if it doesn't work, it's okay, that is just God's plan for you and your baby
He is in control of your baby's growth, not your milk

6 comments:

  1. great post! and as someone who struggled the first time around, you have given great advice. And thus was great encouragement as I gear up for round 2!

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  2. This is so funny. I just found the printouts from your last posting of this and have been reviewing. :)

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  3. I used yours to make my own when Shiloh was born. I printed up copies and put one in front of my nursing chair, in the kitchen, in the bathroom...everywhere! That way in my sleep deprived state I'd always be able to remember what I was supposed to be doing :) I also took a copy when we would visit my in-laws, so they'd be able to look at it and be aware of her schedule for when we were making plans to go out

    These were such a great help to me as a new mom. Thanks for sharing them (and making a pretty version :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the charts - I just printed them and will be putting them to use soon. Thank you even more though for your sweet, encouraging words. Our twins will be here in 3 weeks or less and your advice will certainly come in handy!

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  5. YAY! I just got done reading Babywise and truly appreciate your charts. They are fantastic! I've printed both on card stock and put them up. We're due in a week so I'm looking forward to having them up. Thank you again so much!

    Tess at inlovebythebeach.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks heaps :-) I will be using your chart with my first baby arriving in just 5 weeks

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