- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Fireside; Reprint edition (April 17, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671620991
- ISBN-13: 978-0671620998
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,042 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Paperback – April 17, 1986
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When your child isn't sleeping, chances are that you aren't either. Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems--a tired parent's essential for more than 10 years--offers valuable advice and concrete help when lullabies aren't enough to lull your child into dreamland. Based on Ferber's research as the director of Boston's Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital, the book is a practical, easy-to-understand guide to common sleeping problems for children ages one to six. Detailed case histories on night waking, difficulty sleeping, and more serious disorders such as sleep apnea and sleepwalking help illustrate a wide variety of problems and their solutions. New parents will benefit from Ferber's proactive advice on developing good sleeping patterns and daily schedules to ensure that sleeping problems don't develop in the first place. You'll also find a bibliography of children's books on bedtime, sleep, and dreaming, as well as a list of helpful organizations. Here's a book that is sure to put you and your whole family to sleep--in this case, that's a good thing.
Kirkus Reviews Those wrestling with a persistent or more serious problem will find this a real boon. -- Review
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Yup, as a first time mom, I thought "She'll sleep through the night at 3 months. Ok 4 months. OK SIX MONTHS. OMG PLEASE SLEEP FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MOMMY NEEDS HER SLEEP." So after trying solids and routines and blah blah blah, I finally gave in and read the book and did everything Ferber suggested. And 4 days later, BOOM. Sleep training complete. 9.5 hours of pure blissful uninterrupted SLEEP.
A few things. Babies can sleep through the night around 3 months, but do what feels right. 6 months felt right for us.
When you have a child that sits up in the crib and cries, and you want them to go back to sleep, do not pick them up to lay them down! Just rub their back and walk out.
If their diaper is soaked and waking them up: feed them liquids earlier and spread it out. I nurse my daughter a little an hour before bed, then solids, then nurse a little more right before bed. Then I change her before she gets in the crib (this wakes her up but she's still drowsy). I also switched to overnight diapers. This solved a lot of our problems.
Last, this is an easy read. And very relatable to every persons situation.