The Wonder Weeks

The Wonder Weeks The Wonder Weeks How to stimulate your baby s mental development and help him turn his predictable great fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy to understand terms the incredib

  • Title: The Wonder Weeks
  • Author: Hetty van de Rijt Frans X. Plooij
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Wonder Weeks How to stimulate your baby s mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy to understand terms the incredible developmental changes and regression periods that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives The extended, white cover edition describes 2 lea The Wonder Weeks How to stimulate your baby s mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy to understand terms the incredible developmental changes and regression periods that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives The extended, white cover edition describes 2 leaps in the mental development of your baby up to the end of the sensorimotor period.The book offers guidance how to Know when and why your baby is fussy Help him her and yourself get through survive the fussy phases Get the most out of these developmental phasesThe book is based on the scientific and parental world changing discovery of a phenomenon all normal, healthy babies appear to be fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases.A worldwide bestseller and sanity savior for parents around the globe These age related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention regression periods are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering He s taken aback everything has changed overnight It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet The book includes Week by week guide to baby s behavior When to expect the fussy behavior, what this implies cranky, clingy, crying the three C s behavior and how to deal with these regression periods leaps A description from your baby s perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he s going through Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child

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    252 thoughts on “The Wonder Weeks

    • Highly recommended.The bad:* Overuse of quotes that provide no real substance or purpose* Super repetitive - the book could have just said "and now your baby will be fussy" instead of going on for page after page about how "the baby is overwhelmed" and "the baby is scared" and "the baby's world is changing" etc etc etc, each time trying to phrase it in a new way as if there's an actual difference.But, the good:* It identifies the changes your baby's brain is going through. It's helpful to know w [...]


    • There are so many Baby Books out there about parenting styles, baby's sleep, what So-and-So thinks about your baby that in the end, it's tempting to avoid baby books altogether!! What's refreshing different about The Wonder Weeks is that it doesn't tell you HOW to raise your baby. It simply provides a little guide as to why your baby is changing and gently reminds you that "It's all going to be okay". I loved reading about the developmental changings and it was such a rewarding experience to see [...]


    • I liked this book for two reasons:1. It helped me to see the difficult times as positive moments of growth. 2. I liked the list of possible skills for each age and the short lists of games or toys. This book is not exhaustive in its description of baby development and the parent quotes weren't always interesting. I never planned to use only one book or only one friend or only one resource for child care advice. This book could not be your sole reference, but I did gain something valuable from it [...]


    • Ugh. I'm about halfway through the book, and it's clear that I'm not going to be able to finish this one. It does have some useful information on babies' development. And some ideas of age-appropriate activities (though most will be pretty familiar to anyone who has been around babies). But these "predictable phases" seem over-exaggerated. My first child was the fussy one, and she never seemed to have the highs and lows that I would have predicted from this book. My second is more laid back, and [...]


    • I was expecting to enjoy this book thoroughly. When my child was 5 weeks old and constantly crying and wanting to nurse, I frantically Dr. Googled what the heck was different about that day from all the days before. I found the Wonder Weeks site and lo and behold, "discovered" that my kid was preparing for a mental leap. Sure enough, a few days later he was back to his normal self and in addition, he was doing some new things that he hadn't done before.When the book was ordered for the library, [...]


    • I'm grateful for this book--if nothing else, it assured me that those random flows of fussiness aren't because I'm a bad parent or because my baby is actually the mayor of Crazytown. She is being fussy because she's actually doing something amazing. She learns more in a day than I do in a year, I swear. Must be exhausting. 3 stars because it is very repetitive and could use some solid editing.


    • The information provided here is useful, however the whole book is kind of a waste of time and money, unless you are reading it ahead of time during your pregnancy. I started it with my 9 week old and realized two things: 1) This isn't new information. Everything in this book was something I already read via many (free) parenting apps.2) It is the same information week after week. It's wonderful information - it allows you some comfort that what your child is experiencing is normal, expected, an [...]


    • Unlike many of my friends, I don't find the Wonder Weeks particularly helpful. I have the app, and I thought maybe I'd be a convert if I read the book. Spoiler alert: the book is all filler. I think most of the text is culled from a Wonder Weeks message board or something. I wish there was more info about cognitive development and less enumeration of various ways that babies can act fussy.


    • This book missed a week: the one where it was supposed to go through an editor. Good Lord. This was redundant, excessive, contradictory -- you name it. As a sleep-deprived parent, this was the last thing my brain needed.


    • Very VERY very repetitive. I found it helpful in the beginning, but once past the first few leaps it felt like the chapters were the same thing over and over and over. The app is much more concise, and while still repetitive it is significantly less so.


    • Толковая книжка, без соплей, но Н. как-то плохо в эти парадигмы укладывается:)


    • VERY repetitive. Don't buy the book; just look up the "fussy phases" online to get some insight into your baby's development.


    • This book was fantastic and very helpful. The authors took the results of a giant study that indicated a correlation between certain weeks of a baby's life and difficult behaviors (excessive crying etc) Each section describes what behaviors to expect, theories behind why they may take place (suddenly being able to see for example), and suggestions for activities parents can do to sooth, entertain, and challenge baby. I marked the week before each wonder week on my calendar and read each section [...]


    • A few chapters into this, I found out that the supposedly empirical research this book is based on is not taken seriously by the academic community, isn’t reproducible, and the author was fired from university because of his unwillingness to accept scientific criticism. So, I’m not finishing this book. There is enough unfounded parenting advice out there.


    • Ik hoorde pas over dit boek toen ik een tweede keer zwanger was maar wou dat ik het veel eerder gelezen had want zoals de schrijver zelf zegt 'Als moeders beseffen dat lastig zijn, zorgen en ergernis bij tijd en wijle een normaal, gezond onderdeel zijn van zelfstandig worden, maakt ze dat sterker, zekerder.'


    • A useful guide to understanding my newborn's changing temperament and development without making me feel parental guilt that other guides sometimes impart.



    • Now that I'm a parent, she said rather pompously, I should probably try to finish fewer books. As in, stop pushing myself to slog through books I find boring just to be completist and be ok with the sunk cost and possibility that a book may redeem itself near the end. When has that ever actually happened?? If I don't like the beginning and almost middle, it's unlikely I will get much out of the rest of it, probably.Anyway, here's a good start--I stopped a little over a third of the way through. [...]


    • The Wonder Weeks has been a helpful tool in navigating the many different phases of my daughter's first year of life. The idea that children go through a series of relatively consistent steps throughout the first months of development helped to identify different phases and learn how to help my daughter learn new skills. It also helped me to understand that she wasn't just crabby or clingy for no reason. I found that my daughter did not experience every symptom described during each leap, but ap [...]


    • Eliot was having a fussy time at 8 weeks old so I googled it and discovered The Wonder Weeks. I got the app (eh) and the book and my heavens it changed everything. I love that it predicted her fussy months (unrelated to illness, growth spurts, or teething) and helped me know how to help her grow into those mental growth spurts. It helped me understand her little mind and emotions infinitely better, even when her wonder week came a little early or late. I recommend this book to everyone with babi [...]


    • I can't even lie: I gave up on the actual book and switched over to the app this month. Not only was the book's content confusing, it also started getting REAL repetitive, and it seemed like the majority of the quotes from parents were just getting mopier, whinier and more like a way to pad the chapter.The app makes life so much easier because it condenses down the stuff that actually matters, rather than 50+ additional pages of random blurbs that (at least for me, anyway) didn't feel helpful, p [...]


    • the whole premise of the wonder weeks is that it predicts the timing of developmental changes that your baby will experience. now that my baby is pretty much through all the leaps (except for the last one), I would say it managed that with less than 50% accuracy. so why three stars? well, there were a couple times (4 months, 8.5 months) when the book described her incredibly well, and it was really interesting and reassuring. but ultimately this was not the great insight into baby behavior and p [...]


    • I liked this book a lot. I read the chapter about each leap as it was happening. Highly recommended for parents of young babies, especially the "sensitive" ones. Easy to read (not a chore) and informative. This book will have you smacking your forehead and going "oh that is EXACTLY what is going on right now with her/him!"


    • Incredibly repetitious. Even skimming was a chore. I appreciate the benchmarks, but I could have gathered the same amount of info in an info graphic or photocopy of the one chart in the book. This book came recommended and I really wanted to enjoy it, but I didn't find much of value here.



    • Great information hidden in amongst too much fluff. I just wanted the facts about the wonder weeks so I found myself skipping large chunks of text to get to it. A condensed version would get 4 stars!




    • I have not completely finished the book - I have read up to the age appropriate leap for my son, as well as the new final chapter on sleep.This book was recommended to me by some other moms in the baby groups I have been attending, in the basis that it helps prepare you for, and explain difficult or fussy periods were your baby seems to cry for no reason, has difficulty sleeping and other out of character reactions. Having read most of the book (up to leap 6), I now definitely have a better unde [...]


    • My advice: read the first chapter, read the descriptions of the leaps, read the suggested games and toys. Skip the rest.This book has a good theory: that if babies are fussy and crying for inexplicable reasons, chances are that they are going through a developmental growth spurt. It’s a good theory and the advice is useful. Sadly, the presentation and support of that theory is really weak.There is mention of a study (or studies; it’s unclear) that showed six of the claimed ten “leaps” du [...]


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