Dream Team's new way to a good night's sleep for babies and parents
With a simple and easy-to-follow plan for today's fast-moving (and often sleep-deprived) parents, this book offers a new, modern approach to teaching babies how to sleep independently. The authors' proven methods, prepared with a team of esteemed pediatric advisors, show anyone how to coach their baby to sleep through the night on his or her own. The importance of preparation, consistency, and patience is explained in a down-to-earth style.
A primer on the science of sleep
Instructions for setting up the sleeping environment and creating sleeping and eating schedules
Advice on identifying sleep associations and creating a support system
Checklists and strategies to implement the three-part plan
With respect for many styles of parenting, this step-by-step program includes methods for helping baby get a good night's sleep.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a physician who treats postpartum mothers and a mother of two, I have read every sleep book out there. I listen to exhausted, and often suffering, mothers struggle to strike a balance between feeling physically and emotionally available to their babies and caring for themselves. I believe that, whether you choose to nurse your baby at every peep or facilitate self-soothing, you are actively teaching your baby in both instances. There are only parent-led approaches, despite what many would have you believe about distinctions between parent vs baby-led. In this guide (and through private consultation with the author), you learn to appreciate the opportunity for your baby to sleep soundly, restfully, and without imposition from the parent. We went from having a crying, frustrated, exhausted baby who seemingly required hair dryers, bouncing, and an extended middle of the night ritual to one who slept 12.5 hours with less crying on the first night of training than she had done...
This book and the authors' methods are very effective. I read a number of books on infant sleep and I found this book the most user-friendly and helpful. Using the methods and schedules outlined in the book, I was able to get my 3.5 month old son sleeping 12 hours a night and on a regular nap schedule within less than a week of starting sleep teaching. I am a breastfeeding mom and following the tips and the schedules in this book did not affect my ability to breastfeed nor my son's milk intake. On the contrary, his appetite has remained quite robust. At eight months, my son is still sleeping through the night and thriving. I've often turned back to this book for advice when dealing with sleep disrupting events (shots, sickness, travel) and the advice has been spot-on every time. Knowing that once I put my son to sleep at night, I won't hear from him until morning is a great feeling. I know he's getting the rest he needs and lets a working mom like me get some uninterrupted...
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I just finished reading this book, and I have to say that I am very surprised at the negative reviews it has received thus far. I found this book to be very well-written, well-thought-out, well-organized and informative, and their method of sleep-teaching for the most part makes a lot of sense to me. It is very easy to read, has enough science in it to back up their methods but isn't dry and boring to read at all. It must be noted that only one-third of the book is focused on the specifics of the authors' particular sleep-teaching method, while the other two-thirds of the book is chock-full of helpful information, ideas and suggestions for prepping baby for sleep-teaching of any method.
I appreciate that the authors worked with a whole panel of professionals (including a pediatrician, a neurologist, a psychologist, a lactation consultant who is also an RN and holds a master's degree in maternal child health nursing AND has over 30 years of experience, a behavior analyst,...
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