"Best for not letting your baby cry it out…"
I refused to let pops cry herself to sleep but I wanted to be able to teach her how to send herself to sleep - I think they call it self soothe.
This book is good because is gives you a whole list of different options depending on the baby's age and YOU decide which one (or more) you would like to try.
We decided on the comforter option and the bedtime routine so that pops would know what comes next.
The only negative about this book is the fact that I didn't get to finish it because pops started sleeping through at 7pm after her bedtime routine!
Brilliant book with caring loving ways of helping your baby to sleep.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"I just found this book to faffy, and when your…"
I just found this book to faffy, and when your sleep deprived it can be hard to remember all the things that it said to do and try. I tried the sleep association bit but he just bopped along to the music in his cot.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"I loved this book some lovely ideas and very reassuring.…"
I loved this book some lovely ideas and very reassuring. However I needed something with a little more guidance but still the gentle approach.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: Reviewers liked the "practical ideas" and "loads…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
Reviewers liked the "practical ideas" and "loads of useful tips and advice for getting your baby to sleep without leaving them to cry," they are "creative tips too!" "Very comforting" "you feel that she understands what it is to hold a sleeping baby in your arms." "She offers numerous solutions and helps you to understand problems from a child's point of view." Most found the book "very helpful" with one member raving: "this book has saved my sanity!" this book has saved my sanity!"Read moreLess
"a wonderful, sensitive, effective and realistic parenting book to help…"
a wonderful, sensitive, effective and realistic parenting book to help all those who struggle with their children sleep patterns. i loved this book and recommend it endlessly to anyone who seems to need it!Read moreLess
"A wonderful, gentle book about leading your child into good…"
A wonderful, gentle book about leading your child into good habits - no crying, no frustrated mummy, no exhausted babies. Her calming writing style instantly makes you feel more relaxed about any problems you are having with sleep issues, and inspire you to try the 'one small step at a time' approach - brilliant.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Absolutely fantastic! I would have been lost without this book.…"
Absolutely fantastic! I would have been lost without this book. It is very easy to read and so re-assuring. She allows you to trust your instincts and parent your child in a gentle way, while still helping them to sleep. Wonderful.Read moreLess
"I love love love this sanity saving book it just gave…"
I love love love this sanity saving book
it just gave us the confidence to carry on parenting the way we wanted to.Read moreLess
"This book saved my sanity when struggling with a non-sleeper.…"
This book saved my sanity when struggling with a non-sleeper. Firstly, it made me feel much better - there were so many worse sleepers out there! It also helped me understand more about baby/toddler sleep, & has some innovative ideas, especially for those breastfeeding and/or co-sleeping. Great to have some practical alternatives to the controlled crying route.
Did it work? To an extent, and it certainly helped me think about what sort of sleep-parenting style I wantedRead moreLess