Why when is more important than how
Teaching your baby or toddler to sleep through the night can be a bewildering and frustrating experience. Should you let your child "cry it out" or follow a "no-cry" solution? Are you tired of endless hours of rocking your baby to sleep? Why won't your baby stay asleep? And why is last month's no-fail bedtime routine suddenly useless?
The key to sleep success is not which approach you take; what really matters is when you use it. Because your baby is changing and developing, your sleep strategy should change too. Timing is everything. For example, the Ferber method may work well for a 6-month-old baby, but it is potentially disastrous for a 9-month-old. Baby Sleep walks you through the stages of child development, from birth to 4 years, and looks at their implications for changing bedtime habits, including:
Proven strategies for helping your child sleep through the night Why popular techniques fail when used at the wrong time How to use the top five sleep-training methods most effectively How to solve sleep setbacks and set nap schedules
Authoritative, sensible and packed with informative case studies, Baby Sleep is the essential companion for all parents.