How to Get Your Baby to SLEEP!

sleeping baby

These five books to help you learn the secrets for getting your baby to sleep.

When it comes to ensuring quality sleep for your baby, there’s no shortage of opinions. For example, a quick Google search yields more than eight-million results; and you'll always receive oodles of advice from family and friends.

To help solve the puzzle, here is a quick list of the most popular books on sleeping, as well as a synopsis of their theories.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Marc Weissbluth, M.D.

Major themes of this book include:

  • the difference in daytime and nighttime sleep and the importance of both.
  • working with your baby’s natural, internal clock.
  • common mistakes parents may make to get their baby to sleep, including rocking and feeding.
  • an analysis of sleep needs for different temperaments, from quiet infants to active toddlers.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, by Elizabeth Pantley

Touting an opposite approach to the “cry it out” methods, this book tackles sleep issues with step-by-step tactics that will (hopefully) ensure a good night’s sleep without tears (for both you and baby). The heart of this book explores:

  • issues that may be preventing an infant from sleeping through the night.
  • how parents can support their baby’s natural sleep rhythms.
  • how to create a personalized, step-by-step plan to get your baby to sleep through the night.
  • the use of a “Persistent Gentle Removal System,” which will teach baby to fall asleep without breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, or using a pacifier.

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How to Get Your Baby to SLEEP!

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21 comments

  1. My daughter has no routine because her father and I work off hours. so we don’t have a schedule…idk how to get her on one since we have no consistant work scheduels.

  2. LIZ says:

    Since my baby was born, we did put her in a routine and we try to keep it, she is very good baby

  3. mommy nhoj says:

    Badly need to re-do the routine to make her sleep. Or even to re-arrange her daytime nap. 🙁

  4. Can someone please explain what baby wise is too me?

  5. Timothy says:

    We can’t wait to try swaddling

  6. kurstie says:

    great to know just got her home from nicu

  7. KT. S says:

    I would like to know why a lot of people despise the “baby wise”? I have never heard of it and would love someone to message me and let me know.

  8. Victoria says:

    Babywise is DISGUSTING. I got suckered into trying it with DD1 and it was AWFUL. It felt so wrong. There are far better solutions, Elizabeth Pantley is FAR superior to that Ezzo crap!

  9. I am guilty myself of the bottle to put my baby to sleep, i don’t give it to him just to make him fall asleep, he just tends to

  10. very helpful..nice to know before the little one comes

  11. Cheyenne says:

    This is interesting, my child doesn’t cry at night unless it is raining then he gets a little fussy. But even when he is sick, he isn’t fussy.

  12. Linda says:

    My baby is 14 weeks old, wen can I expect him to sleep more than 4 hours at a time?

  13. Nina says:

    …I’m kinda curious, why is the shhh sound so soothing to infants?

  14. kmg2318 says:

    I WILL DEFF BE PURCHASING THIS BOOK I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET SINCE I AM A 1ST TIME MOMMY 🙂

  15. allie_cat says:

    i think i might purchase one of these books my baby dosent sleep though the night.

  16. katherine says:

    My baby does sleep tru the night dont need to worry ……

  17. I am very upset to see that Baby Wise is included in your list of suggestions. Pediatricians and Lactation Consultants have long hated this "popular" collection of dangerous suggestions! The Baby Wise technique has been linked with Failure to Thrive multiple times! I urge you to do more research and remove this suggestion from your list. It hurts babies!

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