Well, October, what a busy month you were! I read a grand total of 1 book. Yep, that's right people, I lonely little book. But it's a book that I think is going to do me a lot of good.
When I first got pregnant I read a lot of reviews online about Tizzie Hall. They were very mixed reviews. Some people loved her advice and routines and some people were dead against them. I avoided reading the book for a while because of some of the negative feedback I had read online. My Aunty follows the routines in this book with her little boy and he is the best sleeper. She advised me to read it but still I put it off. Finally a friend from work gave me her copy and after it sat on my bookshelf for a few weeks before I finally gave in and picked it up.
I was pretty surprised with the book. The advice seems pretty straight forward and the routines are not too strict. Tizzie champions the idea of having a routine but she also tells you not to let having a routine force you to sit at home. She tells you how to have a routine while also keeping it flexible so you can actually have a social life. Being only 3 weeks we haven't been to strict on Imogen's routine just yet. She pretty much eats on the routine in the book but the day sleeps are a whole other thing. She usually does one or two of them but never all three.
What I have found very helpful in this book are Tizzie's tips for teaching babies to self settle. This is a battle we are still working on with Imogen but we are making progress and that is all we can hope for.
Have any of you read this book? Did the advice work for you? Do you follow a routine for your babies?