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like I was
on 21 March 2015
If, like I was, you're in desperate need of some advice on getting your baby into a routine, this is a good place to start. Some of the advice is practical, and I like the fact that parents aren't encouraged to allow babies to lie crying in their cots - rather, you stay with the baby and help them settle.
I never made it through the entire book however - it's long and very wordy, and not usable on a day to day basis when you're a sleep deprived mum! There are condensed versions of the "EASY" routine to be found on countless blogs, and on the Baby Whisperer website. If you're feeling exhausted, fraught and desperate to help the baby get to sleep, this isn't a quick read to turn to for a few quick tips. And although some of the techniques work quite well, I haven't seen a correlation between the way my daughter is put to sleep and the length of time she then sleeps for.
All in all, some fairly decent ideas, but not a one stop solution for tired parents.
One thing I did learn from the Baby Whisperer, however, is that it is possible to lose your voice repeating the sound "shh shh shh" if you do it for long enough.