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Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep Paperback – May 7, 1997
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we have been so happy with this book and the 'healthy sleep habits' book, used together, that i recommend them to all my friends. just know you have to believe 100% that this is the right thing for your child because it is incredibly painful to go through. we were rewarded by seeing such a change in his demeanor once he got better quality sleep that i know it was the right thing for him.
Basically the theory seemed sound: A baby should learn to fall asleep on his own and not need rocking or eating to fall asleep. Everyone wakes up on their own in the middle of the night and when the baby does this, you want him to put himself back to sleep instead of screaming.
Quick background: We had a preemie born 2 months early and for the last 6 months we've been getting up 3-4 times a night to feed him. This was necessary at first but now that he is 17lbs, 25 inches long & has caught up physically, I suspected he really didn't need to eat every 2-3 hours. (The hope was to get him to sleep maybe 5-6 hours by using this book.) I have not slept more than 2 consective hours in 6 months due to this, because even when we would get 3 or so hours of him sleeping, I could never go right back to sleep that fast and by the time I did, he was screaming again. He is also still colicky during the day, meaning anytime he is awake and isn't eating he is screaming his head off. Also, this whole time he needed to be in the baby bjorn and me walking to fall asleep or be in the car or he would fall asleep while eating. He never just went to sleep on his own in his bed, we let him fall asleep wherever he could and then we sneak him into bed after he fell asleep.
Basically I was hoping to get 5-6 consecutive hours of sleep for him from this book, that was my goal. 6 hours was being very optimistic.
So... night # 1 we established a routine: Read a book, gave him a little bear to hold and put him in bed.Read more ›
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The information in this book helped my son got my son sleeping through the night at 6mo, I purchased it for a co-worker who has had the same results with her son. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karisa L Vaughn
I have bought at least 20 copies of this book; it's my standard baby shower gift. I read it before my 9 year-old was born and again before my 4 year-old was born. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Susan Kruger, M.Ed.-SOAR Study Skills
I really like the way this book is put together and laid out. I like the options it gives and suggestions for helping both yourself, and your children to fall asleep, stay asleep... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by H. Clark
I buy this book for all my friends who are new parents. It is the definitive book on solving sleep issues - Dr Mindell's has written a scientifically sound book that is accessible... Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by MomtoWill
Helpful information, but nothing you can't find online or in magazines. I bought this at the recommendation of my pediatrician, and I read it (skipping over the ages that didn't... Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Reader5309
I got this book because I thought this was the title of a recommended book, I read about half and it didn't really help with what I need right now. Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by K. Kaiser
My son is almost two years old, and he has been sleeping through the night - 11 hours a night since I used the methods in this book eight months ago. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by K Lee
This is the BEST book about babies & sleep that's out there. It's solutions really work. Mindell is a doctor who not only has practiced, but works at a research institution on... Read morePublished on December 3, 2005 by Marco's mom
A friend gave me this book to read as my 6-month old daughter does not nap regularly during the day, is not keen on going to bed early AND wakes up 4-5 times per night. Read morePublished on October 4, 2005 by DS