Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > Babies and Toddlers > Babies > Your Baby and Sleep > Sleep and Nap Schedules > How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night: 7 Books Explain the Most Common Sleep Training Methods

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night: 7 Books Explain the Most Common Sleep Training Methods

2 of 8
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Book

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child


By: Marc Weissbluth
$24.95

Similar to Ferber's method, the Weissbluth method aims to teach healthy sleep habits by helping your baby learn how to put herself to sleep. It attempts to teach parents how to recognize their child's sleep cues and acting accordingly to each child's individual temperament. A consistent routine is also a main component in this technique.

Weissbluth believes that your approach to sleep-training should depend on how laid-back or strong-willed your child is. An easygoing baby can be taught to self-soothe with a no-cry or modified cry-it-out method similar to Ferber's. A stubborn baby may need a stricter approach like the "extinction" method.

The extinction method begins with you recognizing that your baby is ready for bed. Once sleep cues start, Weissbluth recommends soothing your baby by swaddling, rocking, or nursing, and placing her in bed while still awake. Once your baby has been put in bed, leave the room and don't go back in, even if your child is crying. The extinction method calls for you to let your baby to cry it out indefinitely at bedtime, and for up to an hour at nap time. This strategy isn't favored by all parents, since the indefinite cry time can be hard to handle (and exhausting!)

Buy on Amazon

Next: Sleeping Through the Night

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Send your kids back to school looking sharp! Check out 2014's hottest back-to-school fashion trends, from clothes to shoes and accessories.

Put a Stop to Bedtime Struggles
Steer clear of tears at bedtime with these helpful bedtime tips and this printable bedtime routine checklist for kids.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!