- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (3 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091948096
- ISBN-13: 978-0091948092
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Paperback – 3 Jan 2013
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Contrary to popular belief, it's not like you're abandoning them all night. You return to offer reassurance. My baby boy is so much happier and well rested now he knows how to fall asleep and return to sleep by himself after waking a little.
cry it out' suggests you leave your baby to cry for progressively longer periods starting at 3min working up to 20min. If like us you know your child is only waking because they don't know how to fall asleep without you then this is a effective way to solve this problem. This was the solution for us and she went to sleeping through on the second night & it sorting out her naps (taking 1.5-2hr naps instead of 30-45min) by the 3rd day. Our experience is below if you're interested
Our baby used to cry in our arms as we walked around for 20min to get her to sleep then we would wait another 20min for her to enter into a deep sleep & put her down. This worked quite well until around 5months when after an initial 4hr stretch she would wake within an hr of putting her down & this would go on all night! In hindsight i know that in between sleep cycles she would see the environment in which she fallen asleep had changed & this would wake her fully. She would then cry because she was tired & didn't know how to fall back to sleep without us. (Like teaching a child how to ride a bike without stabilisers you have to just let go & show them they can do it without you.) We first tried some 'no cry' alternatives shh pat /rocking until almost asleep etc our presence seemed to only aggravate /stimulate her & hinder sleep. Then reluctantly we tried this & now everyone is better off.The longest she cried was 30min.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent information around baby and child sleep patterns and cycles. Highly recommend this to get a handle on why your baby sleeps/wakes when they do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Bruce
I read this from cover to cover before we decided to try it with our daughter. She just turned 5 months and sleeps pretty well but relies on a dummy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katrina James
We are having a good result. I am glad I read the book instead of just reading about it in blogs as I read one blog after having read the book and the person writing it claimed to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book because my 4 month old son was not giving up nighttime feedings on his own. By the time I finished reading it I realized our biggest problem was not the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Victoria
This book explained everything I wanted to know about my child's (14 month) sleep problems and prepared for any possible future sleep-related issues as well.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book provides detailed information relating to sleep. It gave me the confidence to follow through on the suggested techniques as I knew it was best for my child on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bookworm
Excellent book really helped me and my partner.
Book goes really into depth with sleep problems and how to help.
Would highly recommend
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