Top positive review
The jury is still out but starting to be convinced...
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
We are not first time parents, this is our second child... Baby is 11+ weeks old I think we're on Leap 3. Initially, when I read the second leap I thought this book was nonsense, our baby was being suddenly fussy and such but didn't realize until I looked at the calendar and saw our baby was indeed 7 weeks old and the 8 week leap was nearing. Our baby was born right about her due date, and then we hit 11 weeks and suddenly the baby is not sleeping well, like REALLY waking every 40 to 45 minutes, and then today ate less but slept a lot and I realize, the 12 week leap is upon us. Our baby seems to have the difficult phase during the week leading up to the leap. During the time, she's wanted to be held extra much / has had trouble sleeping, etc. This gives me hope that this sudden bout of sleeplessness is indeed the third leap. Will update the review when we come to the other leaps... but so far, this has been helpful. The writing is a bit odd because it's translated from Dutch. I've lived overseas and am familiar with the way non-English languages translate into English (most people won't notice this). It's not bad at all, just sounds a bit stilted. And one star deducted for the filler fluff added (because really there's not enough info for a full length book). It is also a bit ambiguous. You know, "your child may have this leap before or after" well then it's not really predictable then is it? It's sort of like, "Your child may sleep poorly or they may eat less or they may eat more or they may sleep more" lol so it's sort of like it could be true for anyone, in a way (or am I just too sleep deprived to fully absorb it??) I expected more science or studies referenced to explain the behavior / brain changes with baby. The book seems pretty simplified and not very scientific or psychological so I considered that maybe the theories in the book were just "made up" but seeing that the leaps (so far) have accurately coincided with my baby's noticeable (and quickly passing) behavioral changes, I give it the benefit of the doubt... Also because, thinking back, our first baby slept GREAT until the time that would coincide with her 4th leap... which is known to be a big one. Perhaps it would have helped to have this book then. We shall see if this book holds true... will update in a few months!