"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 yourbaby 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,"
Foreword by William Sears, M.D. Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Ten Steps to Helping Your Baby Sleep All Night Chapter 1: Do a Safety Check Safety First 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 What's Happening? 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? Basball Babies Patience, Patience, and Just a Little More Patience For More Information Index
Elizabeth Pantley, author and parent educator, is frequently quoted in numerous magazines including Parents and Parenting. She and her husband live in Washington state with their four children--and all sleep through the night.