The great Gina Ford debate | The IndependentGina Ford has helped thousands of families resolve challenges over the years and her bestselling New Contented Little Baby Book has sold over 1 million copies around the world. In this life-saving new book, she offers exhausted parents clear, step-by-step solutions to resolving a whole range of sleep issues. Whether it's feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep, night-waking, co-sleeping, dummy attachment - whatever the problem - Gina knows how to fix it. Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book became a runaway bestseller when it was first published in She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK.
How do you get your baby on a schedule?
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Times infinity. I also know how hard it is for new moms to stay awake long enough to read more than a page of any book — let alone a book about sleep. I have real-life friends who swear by each of these, and all are a alive, b sane and c mothers of children who sleep through the night. Think of the various methods as falling along a spectrum according to how much crying you can tolerate and at what age. But the good news is that pretty much any sleep method will work if you stick with it; babies, like all humans, are pattern-seekers, and, as with so much else in life, consistency is key. This is some of the most rigorous and prescriptive advice on the market, and Ford has rabid devotees whose newborns!
Love her or hate her, when it comes to Gina Ford, parents seem to almost always fall into two camps, and very rarely does anyone sit on the fence. Dubbed the "Queen of Routine", she took her 12 years of looking after babies as a maternity nurse to publish a strictly regimented method for raising infants. Her best-selling guide The Contented Little Baby Book , first published in , advises new parents to break down their day into five-minute slots in order to settle their baby into a routine as soon as possible. The baby must be woken and fed by 7am, and parents fed by 8am. Then the baby must be fed — always in the nursery — every four hours and given naps at certain times up until the last feed in a dimly-lit nursery at 6.
Two words that often split mum opinion. So, is it right for you? Your day will be broken down into five-minute slots to help settle your baby into a routine quickly, with strict direction on naps, feeds and bedtime. For example, your baby must be up and fed by 7am each day gulp, early start. The idea is that your baby should be able to sleep through the night by eight to 10 weeks.