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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

mariekromano, March 23, 2009

I cannot say enough great things about this book. I stumbled upon it at the bookstore a few weeks back. I was looking for anything to help me get out of the fog I was walking around in from lack of sleep. I have a 10 month old daughter who is "determined, stubborn, and strong willed". This is a quote from her pediatrician. We got to the point where she would wake up 8 to 10 times a night wanting to nurse and if she didn't she would SCREAM. I mean really scream!!!! She hated her crib and would get so upset that she would start hyperventilating.

The cover with the lovely sleeping baby pulled me in and by the first paragraph I was enthralled. What made me like this book so much was the easy, gentle, open suggestions for each UNIQUE family. We were seriously sleep deprived and I was crying at the drop of a hat. Pantley's book gave me suggestions for EVERY situation. She covered the breastfeeder, the bottle feeder, co-sleeping, crib sleeping etc. At first my husband rolled his eyes at me because he said NOTHING would work..she was just stubborn. He is now Pantley's second biggest fan! (behind me of course).

I am so delighted and amazed to say that our little girl is now sleeping through the night most nights. We made a plan, STUCK TO IT, and by the 3rd night she only woken up twice, AND she put herself back to sleep once!!! I can honestly tell you that the thought and love in which the author puts into this book makes you truly feel like you will make it through...and then if you use the book correctly, YOU DO! I am going on the 3rd night of sleeping through the night and it's only been 3 weeks since we started this. Since the 3rd night we've only had 2 night wakings max and we don't ever have to take her out of the crib if we have to intervene. Using Pantley's suggestions she now loves her crib! It's wonderful!

I was desperate and at the end of my rope. This book was a blessing! I recommend it to everyone.
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