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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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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I got the Sleepeasy Solution book on my Nook and I have to say t

I got the Sleepeasy Solution book on my Nook and I have to say this is the best method I've come across for sleep training. It's clear and concise on what to do and nothing by the way of this method makes me feel like I have to go against my instincts to get the job don...
I got the Sleepeasy Solution book on my Nook and I have to say this is the best method I've come across for sleep training. It's clear and concise on what to do and nothing by the way of this method makes me feel like I have to go against my instincts to get the job done. It sympathizes with the caring gentle mother who hates to hear her baby cry but learning to self-sooth is a skill they must learn. I suggest reading this book cover to cover before starting the process. You're baby will cry, it's inevitable, but this books gives you all the tools to successfully sleep train with the minimal amount of crying. Finally, a sleep training book that works!!

posted by AuntiePickle on March 16, 2012

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3 out of 4 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 In addition, she became so withdrawn, exhausted, and clingy during the day, she would sob if I set her down or gave her to my husband.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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    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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