Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
Topic of focus: The Ferber method version of cry-it-out
Available formats: Paperback, Kindle, MP3 CD
In Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, Dr. Richard Ferber explains how you can use his version of cry-it-out — often referred to as the Ferber method — to teach babies to self-soothe and sleep on their own. The Ferber method involves checking in on your child at gradually increasing intervals.
The book covers a wide range of other sleep topics, too, including bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings, strategies for naps, sleep schedule abnormalities, co-sleeping, sleep terrors and sleepwalking, problems in setting limits, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging.
With more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon and a super impressive 4.6-star rating overall, it’s clear that those who have read this book think highly of it.
Enthusiastic Amazon review: “I can’t recommend this book enough. As a first time mom, I cringed at the phrase “cry it out” and vowed NEVER to do that to my baby. As I have now learned, there are SO many variations of “CIO” and this is actually one of the most respectful and gentle ways to help your baby learn to sleep independently. […] I needed help because even though my 8 month old son knew how to put himself to sleep independently, he was waking in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back to sleep unless he was nursed. It got to the point where I was up every hour when he was 8 months old. That was when I was desperate for answers. After ONE week of implementing this plan, my son was sleeping 11-12 hours straight without me going in.”