The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5
Two experts who are helping Hollywood's A-list babies get their zzz's share the no-fail, family-friendly method that has helped thousands of sleep-deprived moms and dads.
Even Hollywood's biggest stars face the same dilemma as other parents do: ""How do I get my child to sleep?"" As parents in the know are finding, whether they're on the red carpet or the soccer field, the...more
I chose this book in a haze from the bookshelf at Borders one day after a major regression in my child's sleeping patterns left the whole family with basically no sleep for days. I was so tired that I was on the verge of a meltdown and there was no end in sight. I'd tried everything I could think of to help her sleep and nothing was working anymore.
The reason I grabbed "Sleepeasy" is because the print was larg...more
In my opinion, western society is way too obsessed with this notion that a baby MUS...more
The 4 stars is based on the writing and readability of the book. I haven't put the plans into practice yet. That's on the docket for the weekend.
Let me start by saying I am really not a fan of "crying it out" or letting my lovely one cry and cry. However, none of the non-cry methods have worked with him. So I'm going to give this one a try. It promises results in less than a week for ni...more
Ferber's method:increased night crying and number of wakings
Weissbluth's method: my baby cried and cried and then it didn't work longterm because my baby was still night nursing.
Pantley No-Cry Sleep Solution: didn't work,...more
after reading the book, we started our...more
Now, I didn't follow this book to the letter, just used it as a guide....more
I will say that the difference in this book vs. Ferber is that the Sleepeasy Solution is written in a way that feels more empathetic and less clinical. You...more
The authors really have "heart" when it comes to helping a baby sleep. They understand the parent instinct to comfort an upset baby. I loved the detailed section based on different ages: 4-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and so on.
They introduced me to the concept of a "dream feed" rather than feeding my baby when she wakes. This way I don't have to expect her to sleep 12 hours through the night, but I do still expect her to fall back as...more
This book is a variation on the famous "cry it out" method, but with a key difference. Often parents try to let their infants "cry it out," but give up after a few days when they don't see any improvement in sleep. The reason that crying can sometimes be ineffective is because your sudden absence is stressful to the baby and inhibits her abilit...more
My wife &...more
This book is really well written and will make you feel great about giving it a shot, especially since the main method involves ignoring your crying child for long stretches of time. And the first night we did it, it was rough... BUT IT...more
This book uses a sort of middle ground between attachment parenting, and Cry It Out allowing you to check in on your child in regular intervals but still needing to let her cry. It was hard, very hard, her mother even had to leave the h...more
ETA: This definitely works though it isn't for everyone. Madison cried for about 45 minutes the first night and about broke my heart. The second night she cried for less than two minutes and slept 12+ hours. Same thing on the...more