Solve your Child's Sleep Problems

Ferber, Richard

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Solve your Child's Sleep Problems
Identifies a wide variety of sleep problems in children and provides practical strategies and a how-to approach for solving such difficulties as falling asleep, night fears, nighttime awakening, and irregular sleep patterns.

Publisher: New York : Fireside, 2006
Edition: New rev. and expanded ed., Fireside ed.,
ISBN: 0743201639
Branch Call Number: 618.9284 F346s 2006
Characteristics: xxi, 440 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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Aug 28, 2014
  • agenesis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A recommended resource for baby sleep training. I found Ferber's diagrams and figures helpful in starting sleep training. I wish I had not avoided his advice for my child's first year! He's not the cry-it-out advocate I heard that he was (that's Dr. Weissbluth, and I don't like HIS approach of letting the baby cry indefinitely when doing sleep training). This book suited our needs nicely, and it worked. It's amazing how much more rested and happy we all are now that our 15 month old goes to sleep almost immediately upon us putting him in his crib at 7pm, and he can sleep a good 12 hours! He seems to appreciate the routine, too.

Apr 05, 2013
  • JCHF rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. It actually makes sense and the technique works!

I only read the sections I needed to learn about.

Try it and finally get a good nights sleep!

Dec 28, 2011
  • Chickakoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dr. Ferber is unfairly maligned in a lot of "attachment parenting" web communities. But I wish I had read this book first instead of the others that friends recommended (especially Baby Whisperer, No-Cry Sleep Solution) that are so popular, but more dogmatic and not as evidence-based as this approach. This book offers practical suggestions for virtually any sleep problem, backed up with case studies from real families. A must read for all parents.

Oct 04, 2011

Great book! It can be dry in places but having all of the background information especially helps when you are trying to shift a schedule. Our daughter never slept without holding and/or rocking right from the first night in the hospital. We tried The Baby Whisperer and The No Cry Sleep Solution first. While they seem to be a gentle approach to sleep training I was too tired to be consistent and kept falling into old habits just to get some sleep (4 hours in total not in one stretch was a good night). With this method by the third night she slept for 11 hours and didn't cry at all. She woke for one feeding and at her other brief wakings just went back to sleep in minutes. Thank you Dr. Ferber!

Jan 12, 2010
  • MartaM rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very informative, but I found too dry to read for very long.


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