The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
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
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 137 x 211 x 13mm | 275g
- 01 May 2002
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- MCGRAW-HILL Professional
- Chicago, IL, United States
- 12 Illustrations, unspecified
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--William Sears, M.D., Author of The Baby Book
"When I followed the steps in this book, it only took a few nights to see a HUGE improvement. Now every night I'm getting more sleep than I've gotten in years! The best part is, there has been NO crying!"
--Becky, mother of 13-month-old Melissa
A breakthrough approach that offers hope to exhausted parents looking for gentle ways to help their baby sleep without the heart-wrenching tears
Are you suffering through sleepless nights and having to fend off a barrage of heartless advice about letting your baby "cry it out"? The No-Cry Sleep Solution will show you how it is entirely possible and within your grasp to help your baby fall asleep peacefully--and stay asleep all night long.
Until now the only two ways to deal with sleepless nights were to let your baby cry herself to sleep or to become a sleep-deprived martyr and tough it out from dusk until dawn. At last, there is a practical and effective third way, thanks to Elizabeth Pantley, a parent educator and mother of four. Pantley is like a best friend who's been there and is full of caring advice to help you and your baby get a good night's sleep. Her ten-step will lead you through the process one day at a time by:
Shedding new light on your baby's sleep patterns and helping you set realistic goals Showing you how to analyze, assess, and improve your baby's sleep patterns using sleep logs Offering a variety of sleep solutions that fit every parenting style, whether you cosleep with your baby or she sleeps in a crib or whether you breastfeed or bottlefeed Creating a tear-free customized sleep plan that works for both you and your baby
Don't let sleep deprivation keep you from enjoying your baby. The No-Cry Sleep Solution is full of reassuring advice and words of wisdom from other parents who have had success with the program. It will give you the tools you need to effectively and gently reach your goal--a good night's sleep for everyone.
Table of contents
Part 1: Ten Steps to Helping Your Baby Sleep All Night
Chapter 1: Do a Safety Check
The Foremost Safety Worry: SIDS
General Sleeping Safety Precautions for All Families
General Sleeping Safety Precautions for Cradles and Cribs
General Sleeping Safety Precautions for Co-Sleeping
Chapter 2: Learning Basic Sleep Facts
How Do We Sleep?
How Do Babies Sleep?
What is a Sleep Problem?
How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?
What About Nighttime Feedings?
What Are Realistic Expectations?
What is the Right Way to Teach a Baby to Sleep?
Chapter 3: Crate Your Sleep Logs
Let's Get Started!
Chapter 4: Review and Choose Sleep Solutions
Part One: Solutions for Newborn Babies--Birth to Four Months
Part Two: Solutions for Older Babies--Four Months to Two Years
Chpater 5: Create Your Personal Sleep Plan
Chapter 6: Follow Your Plan for Ten Days
What If You Can't Do it All?
The Road to Success is Really More Like a Dance
Chapter 7: Do a Ten-Day Log
Chapter 8: Analyze Your Success
Evaluate Your Sleep Plan
If Your Baby Is Now Sleeping Through the Night (Five or More Consecutive Hours)
Chapter 9: Follow Your Plan for Ten More Days
Every Baby is Different; Every Family is Different
How Long is This Going to Take?
"I've Tried Everything! Nothing Works! Help!"
Chapter 10: Complete a Log, Analyze Your Success, and Revise Your Plan if Necessary Every Ten Days
Keep This Book Handy
Part II: Let's Talk About You
Chapter 11: Baby's Sleeping (Finally!) but Mommy's Not
How to Get a Good Night's Sleep?
Chapter 12: Final Thoughts--Mom-to-Mom
We Are Alike
If You've Just Begun
Living for the Moment?
Patience, Patience, and Just a Little More Patience
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About Elizabeth Pantley