4.5 Hmmmmmm....... GemsCar | 09/08/2012 | See all GemsCar's reviews (1) My husband bought this book for us to read when I was expecting our daughter. From the beginning it scared me to death, I thought my life was going to have to be extremely regimented for my baby to be happy and contented. From the word go my daughter did not fit into the feeding and sleep times given for her age by Gina Ford and there was no way that i was going to leave my child screaming for food while i waited for it to be the correct time!The plus points to this book is the overall idea of trying to get some kind of routine going from an early age. We started a bedtime routine from 8 Weeks and it worked really well.My daughter got herself into her own daytime routine and was consistently sleeping through the night from about 12 weeks. She has never fit in to the routines and i doubt she ever will but she is a happy and contented baby (most of the time!!) I wonder how babies on the strict routine learn to communicate their needs to their parents if they are not given the chance.This book may well work for some parents and babies who crave structure but it was far too rigid for me. I'm a strong believer that the baby needs to fit into your life, not dictate it.