Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep
Sleeping Through the Night Revised Edition
If your child is keeping you up at night, you're not alone. About 25 percent of all young children have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. This comprehensive, easy-to-read book covers a range of sleep-related topics, from the basics (What is sleep?) to tips on bedtime routines and common sleep prob...more
I’m not sure how helpful or applicable the sleep training methodology will be, but I really liked the detailed information and practical advice on behavioral management.
The book cover promises parents help to make their baby, toddler or child fall asleep on their own and thereby sleeping through the night, providing parents with - often much needed - rest. And it does, more or less. Mindell starts of with some basic explanations about sleep and the difference betw ...more
sleep begets sleep. earlier bedtime solves sleep issues often.
stationary sleep in crib is best.
at 6 months, they can sleep through the night without eating.
6 weeks - 3 months: help them develop their own soothing strategies. walk, don't run to them. establish sleep schedule, bedtime routine, and put do ...more
1) 'A recent study showed...' What study? Who conducted it? How large was the dataset? What did their statistical model look like? It is no longer acceptable to fail to cite sources in a book which relies on 'science' for its credibility!
2) 'Unverifiable and unsupported assertion stated as incontrovertible fact', e.g. 'Babies over three months of age can get all the nutrition they need during the day ...more
A co-worker of my husband's gave us this book and I read it in one night. I thought the plan made sense so we started it the next day. Just like the book says, the first few nights are rough. Lots of crying at bedtime! I did pick my son up to soothe ...more
Started reading this during my pregnancy. Since giving birth 4 months ago and becoming entrenched in all things baby, I've come to discover what speaks to my heart as a parent. The cry it out method sounded reasonable before I knew better. Now it seems counterintuitive and cruel. Babies put their trust in us wholeheartedly! They cry for a reason! I don't look at raising my child in the same frame as raising a dog, so there will be no "training" going on here. Also the author discussed never nur ...more
Her advice is, basically, work on sleep training during the day at naptime, and get bedtime right (consistency is key), but don't worry a ...more
-Always put your baby to bed awake.
-Anything you do to get your baby to sleep needs to be there when he wakes up in the night (for example if you play music, rock your baby to sleep, or nurse him to sleep, you'll need to do this every time he wakes up or he won't be able to get back to sleep). Thus remove all negative sleep associations.
-Set bedtimes and bedtime ro ...more
The author is very knowledgeable and anticipates your questions, so keep reading. Her tone was somewhat preachy at times, but as a new ...more
I liked Mindell's recommendations - I'm not too sure why Chapter 3 was entirely focused on behaviors and time out methods - yes, it is useful information but I'm reading this book to get a handle on our sleep troubles!
Probably the 2 best pieces of info are those I've read before, but need to be repeated:
*Put the baby (toddler, whomever!) down AWAKE ...more