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Babies and Sleeping

Firmer Approaches to Babies and Sleeping

When it comes to babies and sleeping even the closest of friends can disagree on how they can combine these two words.  Baby sleep problems can cause havoc in a home as the whole family is often affected.  

For some parents the thought of putting their baby on a routine and leaving them to cry to teach them to sleep is utterly horrendous.  For others this is a totally necessary thing to do when it comes to getting baby to sleep.

The authors of the following baby books all believe that some form of routine is needed and most believe that it may be necessary to leave your baby to cry for a certain amount of time to help them learn to go to sleep in their own.

Babies and Sleeping Most of these authors believe it is important to start out as you intend to continue, by using these approaches with newborns. Each offers a slightly different approach but they would all be considered to be firmer approaches to babies and sleeping.

If you find these approaches too firm for your liking then you could try books that offer a more gentle approach and a ‘no’ cry philosophy to babies and sleeping.

Baby sleep problems

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition
Richard Ferber

Did you see the movie ‘Meet the Fockers’?  If you did you may know of the Ferberization method of sleep training from that.  An old and well know method, it is often heralded as one of the most extreme sleep training methods. For parents looking for a firmer approach this is top of the list.

1986, Fireside

Babies and Sleeping

On Becoming Baby Wise: The Classic Sleep Reference Guide Used by Over 1,000,000 Parents Worldwide
Gary Ezzo, Robert Bucknam

This book is based on an approach which falls somewhere between rigid routines and attachment parenting.  It encourages parents to adopt a routine with both feeding and sleeping from day one.  The ‘baby wise’ approach encourages parent directed feeding (PDF) as opposed to demand feeding your baby whether breast feeding or bottle feeding.

Read our review of this book

2001, Parent-Wise Solutions

Babies Sleep

The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5
Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

Sleep guides to the Hollywood Stars, Jennifer and Jill offer a solution to getting  baby to sleep which involves leaving your baby to cry it out.  This approach has worked for many parents and they state it is all about understanding your babies’ cries and learning when and how to respond to them.   

Getting baby to sleep

Baby & Toddler Sleep Program: How to Get Your Child to Sleep Through the Night, Every Night
John Pearce

Pearce notes that if you can help your child get himself to sleep you are preparing him for a life of independence.  He is a great believer in routine and says that leaving a child over 6 months to cry may help them to become more self reliant as it teaches them to manage their emotions.

1999, Fisher Books

The Complete Sleep Guide for Contended Babies and Toddlers The Complete Sleep Guide For Contented Babies and Toddlers
Gina Ford

Gina Ford's no nonsense approach to babies sleep is based on establishing a strict structure and routine for feeding and sleeping from day one.  It suggests baby’s need to be left to cry for timed intervals so they can learn to sleep on their own.  A program that Ford suggests needs to be followed to the letter to ensure a good nights sleep.

2006, Vermilion

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