Dr Richard Ferber has been helping families sleep soundly for over 30 years. Now he shares his essential advice and proven techniques to help your baby, toddler or child get the best night's sleep. He explains how to help your child: enjoy his or her bedtime routine; fall asleep quickly and easily; self-settle if he or she wakes in the night; ...Read MoreDr Richard Ferber has been helping families sleep soundly for over 30 years. Now he shares his essential advice and proven techniques to help your baby, toddler or child get the best night's sleep. He explains how to help your child: enjoy his or her bedtime routine; fall asleep quickly and easily; self-settle if he or she wakes in the night; sleep peacefully all night long; and go down easily for daytime naps. Ferber's approach is clear and reassuring, and includes guidance on schedules, bedtime routines, naps, feeds, problems with colic and daily rhythms as well as a gentle 'progressive waiting' routine to help your child self-settle. He also offers advice for older children experiencing sleepwalking, sleep apnea, bed-wetting or night-time fears. Internationally renowned for its practical advice and concrete solutions, this book is a must-read for every parent who wishes their child could sleep more soundly.Read Less
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Many sleep disorder centers simply handed copies of this book to parents who had children who would not stay asleep. A problem Dr. Ferber deals with is the child who wakes up at night and finds he or she is alone in an environment that might be hostile "Daddy there's something in my room!" The problem is particularly bad if the child has fallen asleep in daddy's arms or an arm chair. He discovered a method that seemed to work like magic. It was based on sound psychology. Others have tried to improve on the method. It still helps to read Dr. Ferber's book as a foundation for their less thorough approaches. Richard Ferber founded what was probably the first clinic concerned with children's sleep problems. The experience he brings to his book probably surpasses that of anyone else. It's well worth its price to any parent who has the problem the book addresses!
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