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  • Jul 12, 2010
I found this book to be very unsatisfying and here's why: as the parent of an infant who has some sleep trouble, I want actionable suggestions, and I want them to be based on research or data of some kind.  This whole book is about what the author did with her kids- a universe of 4- and doesn't offer a lot in the way of helpful advice.  She admits that none of her kids slept well.  She didn't start sleep training the youngest until he was older.  The section on loveys- how to get your kid attached to a stuffed animal or blanket so they're less attached to you- was about 3 sentences.  I suppose I'm just in a sleep-deprived state, and I thought from the title of this book that it would help me gently put my daughter to bed.  After reading it, I'm in the same place I was before reading it.

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July 17, 2010
I remember being sleep deprived! I still am now but at least it's because I work when my baby sleeps, not because she doesn't sleep well! My girl is almost 18 months, she has never been a very great sleeper. But my perspective on it goes like this: they are small for a really short time, before you know it they will grow up and will sleep great! It's all in perspective, it seems hard when you're in the midst of it, but I try to look at our situation from the outside and I realize that it will be over before I even figure it out! :) We are practicing extended nursing, so she still falls asleep with me, but at least now she doesn't wake up every two hours!
July 12, 2010
You have to check out this review of Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems then!  @Stephers wrote a rave review about it.  Said it was tough, but worth the effort.  I hope you get more sleep soon ;)  Thanks for sharing!
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A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears

There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution.

Pantley's successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley's guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying.

Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution:

  • Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night
  • Determine--and work with--baby's biological sleep rhythms
  • Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night
  • Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier
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ISBN-10: 0071381392
ISBN-13: 978-0071381390
Author: Elizabeth Pantley
Genre: Parenting & Families, Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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