Life saving app!!! @thewonderweeks I truly believe The Wonder Weeks book and app come as close as you're going to get to an instruction manual of what's going on. Written by two Dutch Paediatricians, Hetty van de Rijt and Frans Plooij, The Wonder Weeks is pure solid gold. It makes stressful parenting weeks much more bearable. “For 35 years, we have been studying interactions between mothers and babies. We have documented — in objective observations, from personal records, and on videotape — the times at which mothers report their babies to be ‘difficult.’ These difficult periods are usually accompanied by the three C's: clinginess, crankiness, and crying. We now know that they are the tell-tale signs of a period in which the child makes a major leap forward in his mental development,” say the book's authors.
The first time I read this book I was completely blown away at how accurate it is – the timeline of when the fussy phases occur, the behaviours babies display, and the skills they are mastering. So many people I know have similar sentiments about The Wonder Weeks. There are a plethora of reviews and testimonials from professionals around the world, including this one below: “Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read ‘The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behaviour, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing.” — Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education Australian breastfeeding counsellor of over 20 years, Yvette O'Dowd, says she was skeptical of the wonder weeks when she first heard of it. But upon reflection, she noticed that many of the calls she took through a breastfeeding helpline would tend to be around the specific Wonder Weeks. The Wonder Weeks Chart alerts parents to which weeks are ‘stormy', ‘sunny', and when your baby is more likely to be fussy. The chapters go into detail about each week, explaining why each Leap happens and what you can do to help your baby. Knowing that your baby was going through a Wonder Week is enough to take a load off