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Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Paperback – 3 Jan 2013
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"The bible for bleary-eyed parents" (The Independent)
"There's no way to count the number of happily Ferberized families." (The New York Times)
The world's bestselling and ground-breaking guide to help your child sleep through the night by leading international paedriatric sleep authority Dr Richard Ferber.See all Product description
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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 ›
I implemented a sleep and eat schedule with the guidelines of the book and he gave up the night feedings practically on his own with no need for much else action (a few nights more difficult than the rest).
Now he sleeps at predicted times and through the night, and goes to sleep on his own when we put him in his crib.
To all parents who think the cry it out method goes against attachment methods, I would explain that a child needs to learn how to sleep on his own! A basic need in life! If a 18 year old does not know how to cook, would you call it attachment if he needs you for every meal 4 times a day? Independence is harder for parents sometimes. Teaching my child to sleep on his own is giving him a skill and independence while loving him and being there for him for everything else.
On his first birthday, I realised I could neither physically or mentally spend another year like this and, above all else, my baby needed the sleep he wasn't getting to thrive and develop, so I bought this, downloaded it and steeled myself for feeling wretched.
I was overwhelmingly surprised and very, very pleased to find a book written by someone who wanted to help children achieve the healthy sleeping patterns they need.
I put the techniques into practice that very night and, yes, my heart tugged when my baby started crying but I knew this was best for him; for both of us!
My baby is 22 months old now and has been sleeping through the night from that first week.
I wish I'd bought this book 9 months earlier!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you've tried everything else and you're at your wits end, buy this book! Our child went from cosleeping and waking up every 90 mins (also taking hours to go to sleep) to... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Just a lift of the wrist
Highly recommend this book. I read through the first few chapters and put the theory to practise on the first available weekend. We saw results from the first night.Published 1 month ago by Savvas
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 5 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 8 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 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 10 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 10 months ago by Bookworm
Absolutely fantastic, I had my doubts about using this method but I was desperate and after reassurances that it would only be temporary and the results would justify the means I... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miss. B.
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