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A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears
There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby cry it out, or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution.
Pantley's successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley's guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying.
Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night Determine--and work with--baby's biological sleep rhythms Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier
Sleep is one of the most-discussed topics among new parents - because they don't get enough. Elizabeth Pantley has devised a programme for helping babies sleep through the night without having to cry it out.
"At long last, I've found a book that I can hand to weary parents with the confidence that they can learn to help their baby sleep through the night--without the baby crying it out."--William Sears, M.D., Author of "The Baby Book." Illustrations.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by William Sears, M.D.
Part 1: Ten Steps to Helping Your Baby Sleep All Night
Chapter 1: Do a Safety Check
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
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?
Patience, Patience, and Just a Little More Patience
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