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Read Now – Sleep Later! June 19, 2007

Filed under: Pregnancy — Rachel @ 12:17 pm

If you’re pregnant, now is the perfect time to soak up all the information you can about birth, baby, and parenting. After your bundle of joy arrives you won’t have the time or energy to snuggle up with a book. Prepare yourself in advance with a great read!

A good book like Elizabeth Pantley’s “The No-cry Sleep Solution” can make the difference between night after night of frequent awakenings to care for baby and a peaceful full-night’s sleep for the whole family. Elizabeth wrote this book for those of us who promise ourselves we’ll never resort to letting baby “cry it out”, but still long for uninterrupted sleep. If your one of us, read on!I read “The No-cry Sleep Solution” in my second trimester, but I’ve referred to it many times since my baby was born. It’s filled with ideas of easy things you can do to gently help your baby go to sleep and stay that way. Plus it has strategies for re-training your baby, if your baby already has bad sleep-habits.

The book starts with a crash course in normal infant sleep behavior, so you’ll know what to expect. Next Elizabeth guides you in making a sleep plan tailored to your family’s needs. The book offers sleep strategies for two stages: newborn to four months and four months to two years. Since baby’s needs and your goals for baby will change as baby gets older, this separation by age stage makes it easy to find information that is helpful and pertinent to your child’s development. Stories about families whom Elizabeth has helped and quotes from hundreds of moms, keep the book lively and engaging.

I enjoyed reading “The No-cry Sleep Solution” when I was pregnant, but I recommend it to you because the ideas Elizabeth shares actually worked for me. My little Aria became a pro at going to sleep on her own, if wrapped and placed in her bassinet, and started sleeping through the night at two months old! She’s almost six-months now and we’ve only missed two nights of uninterrupted sleep since then, when she was sick with a cold. While I think that Elizabeth would say my baby’s sleep habits aren’t typical, I know that our blissful sleep is thanks to Elizabeth’s excellent book.

Get your copy of “The No-cry Sleep Solution” and read it before baby arrives. You’ll be glad you did!



0 Responses to “Read Now – Sleep Later!”

  1. Erin Says:

    Hey Rachel!

    Just want to tell you that I love reading your blogs; you’ve written some good information on this site! Thanks for sharing…


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