The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
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 nap-time 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.
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.
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