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The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Please buy this book if you are at wits end with your child's sleep problems

I am sitting here typing this on day 3 of starting this method. I can honestly say I am near tears on how happy I am because this method actually worked! Please, please, please buy this book and read it. My daughter will be 2 yrs old this week! And we have had nonstop i...
I am sitting here typing this on day 3 of starting this method. I can honestly say I am near tears on how happy I am because this method actually worked! Please, please, please buy this book and read it. My daughter will be 2 yrs old this week! And we have had nonstop issues with getting her to sleep at night and naps have been a complete nightmare. I felt lost, helpless, alone, depressed, etc because I knew she needed sleep so desperately and I couldnt seem to help her. I was VERY worried about doing this method because I thought there was NO way it was going to work. We started a month or so ago by creating a bedtime book and got her in the routine of doing the same thing every night. She loves it! We also spent a lot of time playing in her room. I spent 3 very uncomfortable nights sleeping with her on the floor in her room before starting this. On the first official night she only cried for 20 min and we only had to do one check in on her!! She woke up an hour later and cried for about 4 min and went back to sleep until 8am the next morning!! The first nap time was yesterday and she cried for 3 min and then slept for 1 1/2 hours! This is so amazing because in 2 years she has NEVER slept for more than 30 min in her crib! Today it took her 10 min to go down for her nap and she woke up 40 min later. I did a check in after 5 min and she cried for 3 min and fell alseep for another25 min! I am only giving all these details to give an idea of how things might go. All children are different so you will not have the exact results but please please try this. It is hard to see your child cry for even a min but it is SO worth it to know they are getting the sleep they need. Did I say yet to please please read this book!?

posted by redwingroths on July 25, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

This book was not for us. After researching and trying some diff

This book was not for us. After researching and trying some different ways of teaching my child to sleep I purchased the book after seeing they had a "Least Cry" approach. The "least cry" approach is basically a cleverly marketed Ferber method that a...
This book was not for us. After researching and trying some different ways of teaching my child to sleep I purchased the book after seeing they had a "Least Cry" approach. The "least cry" approach is basically a cleverly marketed Ferber method that allows for consistent, timed check-ins. There is no less crying involved. Nevertheless I tried this approach with my 6 month old. I followed the instructions carefully for 6 days, printed out the logs, wrote down all my check-ins and our bedtime routines. I was consistent. However, instead of a shortened nightly duration of crying each night, my daughter gradually lengthened her crying spells, until we were at an hour and a half of crying. In addition, she became so withdrawn, exhausted, and clingy during the day, she would sob if I set her down or gave her to my husband. The book mentions that some children seem tired for a couple of days as they "catch up" on sleep. I realized what was really happening with my daughter was that she was losing her trust in me to be there for her needs. I stopped immediately. I'd rather lose sleep. It has been a few days back to our regular schedule and she is back to her happy, active self.

I am still giving this book three stars because I have no doubt that this would help many parents of less attached babies if that is your parenting style. I am demoting it ONLY because they market it as a "least cry" approach and I feel that may deceive people, not because it didn't work for us. The authors are fair, and mention that you should go with your instincts and if this method doesn't seem to work for you, don't do it. I wish I had listened.

posted by RoweBoat on November 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Not t Not a good idea

    Our son just crird more and refusef to be set down at daycare, he is only 8 months once we are working eith where he is developmentally instesd of forcing our wants and needs on him

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    Posted October 24, 2013

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