Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eat Play Sleep or Eat Sleep Play?

Both books, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau and On Becoming Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo, M.A. and Robert Bucknam, M.D., suggest a daily routine that goes like this:


Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau suggest this method verses Eat, Sleep, Play for two reasons, "One, the baby becomes dependent on the bottle or breast, and soon needs it to fall asleep. Two, do you want to sleep after every meal?...More often, you eat a meal and then go off to an activity...Why not offer the same natural progression to your baby?"

But what do you say?


  1. Susanna believes in eat, play, eat, play. Apparently naps are for sissies.


  2. That's too funny Kendra. Ashlyn has adopted the eat, play, sleep, play.

  3. Graham is play, eat, sleep kinda kid. He takes short naps after nursing. I think every kid is different. He does like to play a bit after eating babyfood. But nursing knocks him out!

  4. EllieAnn is a play, eat, nap, play type... I'm lucky if the naps are more than 20 mins long though. I'd say she follows this maybe 50% of the time, depends on what's been going on and how much activity she's had. I'm really not a rigid schedule type of mom. I read her cues and let her dictate what she needs.