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Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition Paperback – May 23, 2006
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"Kirkus Reviews" Those wrestling with a persistent or more serious problem will find this a real boon.
"Kirkus Reviews" Welcome news for exhausted parents.
"Publishers Weekly" Ferber is sound, sane and reassuring....Parents of the sleepless should have this one on the shelf for its facts and solid suggestions that work.
T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. author of "Doctor and Child" Dr. Ferber is remarkably clear about a complex and common problem....Most parents will be able to use this book as a guide in helping them sort out theirs from the child's needs and will be able to follow his clear, practical directions to the relief of sleeping through the night.
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- ASIN : 0743201639
- Publisher : Touchstone; Revised and Expanded ed. edition (May 23, 2006)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780743201636
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743201636
- Item Weight : 14.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.44 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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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.
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The book itself worked extremely well for our 1 year old. She slept in her own cot in her own room for the first time ever from day 1 of training. This isn't a miracle fix, you have to work at it and commit. The information and explanations helped ease our anxiety too as you can understand why and how these methods help.
Well.... first night, our baby went to sleep after 45 minutes. Wife wanted to go a pick up the LO but I make her resist. Second night, LO slept in 25 minutes... third night 10 minutes... Today, our baby not only sleeps all night since he was 6 months old but, he doesn't cry at all when we put him to bed.
Mom is happier, baby is happier and therefore, I'm happier.
The method is not for everyone, and Ferber actually mentions it. The method has more chances of working if you stick to it, as painful as it is for the first nights.
I recommend this book to any parent with babies over 4 months.