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u/Marshall11 · 10 pointsr/Parenting

There is a difference in allowing your child to cry themselves to sleep and teaching them to soothe themselves and go to sleep on thier own. I recommend a book called the No Cry Sleep Solution. We have followed the same bedtime routine (and played the same music) every night for our son who is now three and he goes to sleep at night and for nap with no fuss. Also when you first begin, you don't let your child just cry it out. You start by waiting 5 then 10,15, and 20 minutes to soothe them. I think that we started this around six or nine months old.

u/CatherineMD · 10 pointsr/Mommit

I myself have been a cosleeping breastfeeder and know a few other ladies who have done the same and I really feel like 4 months is one of the hardest times, milk demand goes up, their ability to interact goes up and with it generally night waking.

We just kinda powered through it, I spent a month or so of going to bed at 8 just so we could get some sleep.

Since then I have picked up Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solution and she has some suggestions for night weaning if that is a route you're interested in going. If your like me, and enjoy/want/need that night nursing time and arent ready to wean at 4 months, I would like to give you a big hug and say, it does get better! Good Luck!

u/keyfile · 7 pointsr/breastfeeding

Slowly. When your LO's suckling slows down or switches to flutter sucking, gently unlatch. Gently hold your finger under his/her chin for a moment so the lack of nipple isn't so noticeable. If he/she wakes up and starts rooting, let baby latch back on and try again in a few minutes. Over and over. Takes some time, but it works. The book "The No Cry Sleep Solution" has a lot of info on this.

u/BradC · 6 pointsr/Parenting

All kids are different, and ultimately you'll need to find what works for you, but The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley worked for us. The name can be a bit misleading; "no-cry" just means no "cry it out."

It has chapters on various ages and symptoms, and something might work for you. We ended up using combinations of a few techniques to find what worked.

Good luck.

u/MammaryMountains · 6 pointsr/Parenting

Step one I think is to stop nursing to sleep, followed by night weaning :)

For the first part, what I did (and I was in a similar situation, nursed to sleep, then from 12-15 months kiddo started waking 5-6 times a night, it was extremely exhausting), was sit down in the rocking chair as normal, and nurse as normal, but just when he was about to fall asleep, I'd delatch. He'd fuss and I'd rock and croon and talk and sing, if he didn't calm down I'd relatch him, but then delatch again just as he was falling asleep and try to calm him by other means. Rinse and repeat, the first three days it was a long bedtime routine and I questioned what I was doing. But it really only took about a week to get him falling asleep without nursing.

The next step was to maneuver to falling asleep in his own space instead of my lap. Again I did it gradually, by the same method - just when he was looking sleepy I'd move him to his bed. If he cried, I'd shush and rub his back and talk and sing for a few minutes to calm him. If it didn't work, I'd pick him up and get him relaxed, and just when he was looking sleepy I'd quietly put him down again. Again, it was hard at first but after about a week he caught on and it became much easier.

Once he was going to sleep in bed and not nursing to sleep, the 5-6 wakeups a night were reduced to one waking, then getting up really early. Eventually I DID do some "cry it out" but since I'd already gotten him most of the way there it was very brief and not stressful.

The trick here is to get them going to sleep in the same conditions under which they will wake in the night. If they can go to sleep on their own, when they wake up on their own, they're much more likely to just relax and go back to sleep. If something changes (like you're nursing them to sleep, then they wake up and you're gone) it's very jarring, like if you fell asleep in your bed then woke up on the front lawn.

If that sounds good to you, I can tell you I read Dr Gordon's night weaning article, The No Cry Sleep Solution, and the Troublesome Tots website (I guess now it's called "precious little sleep"). I kind of put together things from those three sources and it made a huge improvement. It didn't 100% fix things and we still have some sleep issues but it was a HUGE improvement.

u/librarianzrock · 6 pointsr/breastfeeding

I know you probably know this, but I'll just throw it out there: there's really nothing wrong with night nursing for comfort, as long as it works for the family. Most babies don't need the calories once they've hit 6 months or doubled their birth weight (though I know this verges on old wives tale). But since we're biologically social creatures, we're designed to sleep closely with our family unit.

Nursing to sleep associations aren't always bad either, but if you want to break them, you'll have to go slowly over the course of weeks and even months. Chances are, one of you might still end up on the floor in the other kids room (especially if you go with any of the "No Cry Sleep Solutions" and it might affect the older brother's sleep, which will also affect yours...just a few things to keep in mind (I'm no expert, just another mom who's trying to figure it out too! :P)

I hope to move our baby into the toddler's room once she is older (like 16-18 months) and they can share a big queen sized bed (which is on the floor). I've been reading a lot of parenting blogs and websites about dos and don'ts but most of it ends up being about what works for each family.

So here's what we did with baby #1: When she was 14 months, we wanted to night wean because she was getting up more and more frequently (every 45-90 min) and I was exhausted because I work FT. We started the transition by nursing first at bedtime, followed by a bottle of warm cow milk while hubby read to her, swing/rock her and sing - we did this for a few weeks until it seemed like the habit was pretty entrenched. I would still get up and nurse her at night but after those first weeks (during which she started daycare too), we'd send Dad in as the first line of defense so that (if she was tired enough) she would just conk out on his shoulder just like at bedtime (same song and everything). She was pretty stubborn so most of the time, she would protest and fight sleep (waiting for me to come in and nurse her...which we eventually had to stop in one of those 3 day CIO sessions...shudder). After that, she was much better about putting herself back to sleep and Dad would still be the first one to go in if she did wake up.

Switching the roles at bedtime is key (and I've heard this from a LOT of parents). Dad has to step in and do the end of bedtime AND get up with the baby for night wakings while you transition them away from night nursing. If you (Mom) try to do it, the baby will just get frustrated, angry and anxious ("What did I do that she's not nursing me? She's right THERE? and she knows that's what we do at night....") We also found that having non-mama milk on hand was important because the bottle started to replace the nipple and could take the place of that (for sucking) when she was falling asleep - she never took a pacifier but that makes things a lot easier too. The cow's milk issue was one of the reasons we waited until LO was over a year but you could use a yogurt smoothie with banana or something too.

Hope that helps :)

u/JoustingTimberflake · 5 pointsr/Parenting

> She will sleep for 45 minutes to an hour and a half in her crib

The sleep cycles of babies last between 30 and 45 minutes. Sounds like your daughter's cycles last 45. Whenever a cycle is ending, babies are easily aroused to wakefulness, or wake up themselves if they feel something is amiss. For example, my 11 month old will sleep 45 minute naps if he's by himself, but up to 2 hour naps if his mom sleeps with him. He will sleep long naps too if I'm holding him, as I think my heartbeat and breathing ease him. We co-sleep too and our baby "sleeps through the night" in the sense that he seldom becomes fully awake, but he very much fusses until he finds mommy's breast, sucks a few drinks and goes back to sleep. I tell you all this so that you don't think something is wrong with what you've been doing. In my opinion, you've been doing it perfectly well.

Since you need/want your baby to sleep by herself, have you heard of the No Cry Sleep Solution? Check it out. I've heard it requires a bigger effort than CIO, but is just as effective and you're not forcing your child to feel abandoned and suck it up.

u/superfucky · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

the no cry sleep solution i think is basically the pioneer of this technique so i'd start there.

u/stupidshitthrowawayz · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I am so sorry. That sounds so incredibly hard. I completely understand. My son (a year next week!) is also not the best sleeper (I’m talking up for 3 hours needs to be bounced on a yoga ball in the carrier for hours kind of shit).

BUT, it’s been sooooo much better for the last month or so. This is what helped us;

-The No Cry Sleep Solution

-Doing something everyday, in the morning. It’s a mix of playschool, the daycare at the gym, playgroup, grandparents. Basically, he needs something stimulating every morning.

-Moving to one nap, in the afternoons.

-A solid and long night routine (for us: dinner, bath, pjs, play, move to a dim room, books, boob, massage, sometimes boob again, then sleep— which comes in the form of me laying with him while he flops around a while).


I don’t know if it’s something you can do with a toddler as well, but, we have found that our guy needs about an hour between the start of books until he’s wound down enough to sleep.

u/2ndstartotheright · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I am one of the "<1 baby has no wants, just needs" camp, although 1 is pretty arbitrary. I just can't imagine that an infant has the wherewithal to distinguish between the two ... yet.

I am so grateful to have a good sleeper, because I know if I were in your shoes, I would be a sleep-deprived zombie who spent the whole night with her finger in her kid's mouth.

The way I see it, he needs comfort and you need sleep. You've got to do what you can to balance those needs, or you'll go crazy and that's no good for him, either.

I've heard a number of folks say that by 6 months if a baby is at a good weight, there's no nutritional reason he should NEED to eat during the night, so he probably needs some help learning how to self soothe. My doula highly recommended this book over Ferber's CIO, largely because she knows I can't stand the thought--she says CIO totally works, too.

Good luck to you! So sorry you're having such a rough time.

u/Kales_tigbitties · 3 pointsr/teenmom

I was actually terrified to cosleep until I did some reading on it. [Dr James McKenna](Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping https://www.amazon.com/dp/1930775342/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1zNyyb9HW4PR9) is the leader on cosleeping studies in the US. I read this book before I started cosleeping. Cosleeping was necessary for us to get through the night.
Also, Dr Sears has some insight on cosleeping and SIDS
Dr Sears
Finally, when you want to ease your little one into their own bed gently, The No Cry Sleep Solution has some great advice. I used this book like an Manuel during my first year of parenting.

I'm a cosleeper and a big advocate of education of safe cosleeping. That doesn't mean cosleeping is right for you and your family. I just wanted you to have some reading material from people who have actually studied the effects of cosleeping.

PS: My best friend's baby died of SIDS, not cosleeping. So I am very familiar with how awful it is and her situation was so terrifying to me going into motherhood. I spent a great deal of time searching for answers about SIDS, as did my friend. The truth is, there are risk factors, but no known causes.

Good luck to you. I hope you and your family get some rest!

u/perhapsody · 3 pointsr/Mommit

Yeah, speaking as a co-sleeper, it only works if everybody involved is on the same page.

OP, we're starting to transition our LO to his own bed and I've been reading the No-Cry Sleep Solution. She has some good ideas for transitioning from co-sleeping to independent arrangements.

u/Jen_Snow · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

There's the subreddit /r/TryingForABaby/ for people who are trying to conceive.

As for books, I'm a fan of Dr. Sears' stuff. The Baby Book is a good general one. There are tons of more specialized ones out there too but you won't know which one you need until the baby is here and you know his or her personality.

Generally speaking, I wish I'd read a sleep book before the baby was here. I always thought babies would sleep when they're tired with no intervention from you. This is not true. Or not always true. Baby_Snow^1 was a terrible sleeper. I desperately read any sleep book I could find in those first few months. I like The No Cry Sleep Solution because it fits with our parenting style.

Of course with sleep books, you can drive yourself nuts because one book says one thing, another says the complete opposite. The key is to think of them as tools. Take from them what you think will work and what works with your parenting philosophy. None of them are meant to be taken as unalterable game plans.

u/hydrogenbound · 2 pointsr/Mommit

Did you read No Cry Sleep Solution? It's gospel around here. I'm reading it now. . .

u/thesassyllamas · 2 pointsr/AskParents

The NoCry Sleep Solution saved my sanity. At 14 months old my dude was only sleeping in 3 hour increments. It's 100% normal for a child at 6 months old to still be waking through the night, but he should be able to sleep on his own for a nap at least. If cosleeping isn't right for you guys, that's a-okay, but y'all definitely didn't cosleep too long. Don't have high expectations that it's only going to take a few nights for a gentle transition. But it definitely is possible!

Edit: spelling

u/kinderdoc · 2 pointsr/Parenting

The No-Cry Sleep Solution, So That's What They're For-breastfeeding basics, baby 411.
As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother, please avoid:
Babywise it has been condemned by the American Academy of Pediatrics and La Leche League for its bizarre recommendation that newborns be put on a feeding and sleeping schedule that is pretty much designed to lead to breastfeeding failure, attachment issues, and failure to thrive. The reviews on amazon tell quite a story--some of the 1 star are former 5 star submitters who realized that their baby wasn't "good" or "obedient" or "quiet", they were starving like little Romanian orphans and had given up making noise because they were just ignored. If I could put every copy in an incenerator I would.
The Vaccine Book, a wildly misleading tome full of misinformation and fearmongering. For accurate vaccine information, please read Dr. Paul Offit's Vaccines and your child. He is a vaccinologist, meaning that he has devoted his entire professional career to studying vaccines. Dr. "Bob" is a general pediatrician, like me, and has no additional training in immunology, virology, microbiology, or vaccines.

u/GoooingToTheChapel · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

The two I've purchased so far are the No Cry Sleep Solution and Retro Baby. The former was highly recommended to me by a few new parents but I haven't dived in yet. The latter is a fun read and it made me really excited for all of the development milestones to come.

I feel like what's missing from my library is some A to Z book on newborn health. It would be nice to have a book to consult before scaring myself by Google-ing.

u/booksexual · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our little guy ended up self soothing by sucking his thumb, but I had bought this book and was enjoying the ideas in it. https://www.amazon.ca/No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Gentle-Through/dp/0071381392 it’s just another method to try other than crying it out. It offers solutions for co-sleeping parents.

u/Captain_Quinn · 2 pointsr/needadvice

First off, it's OK that this happens. 6 months isn't too late to have problems trying to end this (I know people who waited until their child was 2 years, which was a real mess).
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MY main advice - READ THIS BOOK (The No-Cry Sleep Solution) - http://www.amazon.com/The-No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Through/dp/0071381392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394037979&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+sleep
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You gave little detail so all I can say is read this book and go from there. Kids do not "perfect sleeping" until 12 months at the earliest (going to sleep without a peep, staying asleep throughout the night).
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ONE LAST COMMENT: A-OK to post this question here but you will get significantly more answers at /r/parenting

u/hyloda · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I co-slept/bed-shared and breastfed, so I slept 9+ hours every night. I have three beautiful, thriving girls to show for it. At 7 weeks, a later bedtime is okay, IMO. It helps to work it down earlier and earlier the older they get because they obviously sleep for longer periods.

Highly, highly recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Gentle-Through/dp/0071381392

Edited to add: I have to agree with some of the replies here about 7 weeks being too young for a sleep schedule. When you start to feel that she has established a a natural eating/sleeping rhythm herself, I think that may be the best time to start training. And the "training" should be more of a gentle nudging sort of thing. Be flexible and be kind to yourself. I personally know so many moms who develop PTSD over their kids' sleeping schedule. I guess when you're sleep deprived, it can become an obsessive thing. I can understand that. Don't let it ever overshadow the wonder of having an infant!

I totally agree with your doctor about not needing a daily bath. You can start bathing her daily when she starts getting dirty daily. Here's a hint: if you have to ask yourself whether she's dirty...chances are, she's not really dirty.

u/amneyer · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My boys have never been good sleepers. The advice in the No Cry Sleep Solution combined with Weissbluth's sleep 'schedule' helped a lot in the beginning, but at 6 months out, I needed something stronger as my boys still had opposite schedules and were up a lot at night. I read through a ton of baby sleep books and picked bits and pieces from a bunch. The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight is my current favorite because it has detailed breakdowns by month and a plan that's basic and easy to follow. I don't follow her guidelines 100% because I breastfeed on demand rather than schedule, and they still wake each other up overnight, but, with her help, I have my boys taking naps semi-together and nighttime has gotten a lot easier.

The thing about baby sleep is that you need to figure out what works for you and your baby. Some babies are fine being up every hour. Other babies are not. You can often tell how well a baby has slept by how quickly they go to bed after waking up in the morning or by fussiness. Since tweaking my boys' schedule and being more diligent about putting them down to sleep, both boys are less fussy and my night owl no longer spends all morning trying to get back to bed.

Sleeping through the night should come with growth, but some babies need help more than others. Read through the books and try out a plan for a few weeks. Don't be afraid of letting them grouse or cry for a bit if nothing else works. I swore I would never do CIO before I started on this sleep journey. Haven't had to yet, but I do now believe it's a necessity for some kids, perhaps if better sleep habits aren't taught to them earlier.

u/hbgbz · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

http://www.amazon.com/The-Baby-Book-Revised-Edition/dp/0316198269

All of the Dr. Sears books are great. They treat you and your baby like people, not projects to schedule or manage.

http://www.amazon.com/Thats-What-Theyre-Definitive-Breastfeeding/dp/159337285X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397570127&sr=1-1&keywords=so+thats+what+they%27re+for

This is kind of old, but a funny way to learn to succeed at breastfeeding.

http://www.amazon.com/The-No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Through/dp/0071381392/ref=pd_sim_b_13?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NSBRKTSW2JNFCDDDGK6

This is the gentlest way to deal with sleep issues if you have them. I have never had sleep issues, though, as we coslept. In fact, I have never slept as much as I did when my oldest was a newborn. I slept 12 hours a night.

u/sloanautomatic · 1 pointr/Fatherhood

Here is some different advice:

Step 1: get excited. Sounds like you have that part under control. :-)

Step 2:
Don’t worry about a once a day weed habit. My wife smokes, and our kids have turned out amazing. I totally get the desire to be your best. But if weed does it for you, then do it. I believe it helps her be a better mom.

She only ever does it after the kids go to sleep. Or i’ll watch the kids for awhile so she can restore.

Step 3:

Getting the baby, you and your wife regular (all thru the night) sleep is so critical. Our pediatrician was so great and coached us to have all our kids sleeping through the night by 2 months old. It makes a massive difference in your wife’s sanity levels. You’ll be a safer, more engaged parent if you have sleep.

Here is a book I found on Amazon. Pick a winner and take control of this for your family. It’s an amazing gift to your team if you can make this happen.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071381392/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7dwdBbKNKE0D3

u/Jessabr · 1 pointr/Parenting

Unfortunately it's a little late for some of the S's and probably not ready to cry it out.

Might want to check this one out:
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071381392/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_B0Lavb0673REP

u/dustgirl · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My top three picks would be the No Cry Sleep Solution, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and the Happiest Baby on the Block (I've seen the DVD, didn't read the book).

I also highly recommend the blog Parenting Science. I teach child development, and what the author writes is backed by recent research (citations included) so it isn't just one random person's thoughts but essentially a literature review of what to do for the best outcomes when it comes to infant sleep and behaviour. Oh, and definitely KellyMom if you're breastfeeding. :)

u/cherobics · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It's a book! The newborn one I mentioned is for younger babies, didn't see that your LO was almost 6 months, but she wrote one for older babies too! The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071381392/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_hPE-ybQ6W280M

u/tehflash · 1 pointr/Parenting

Me and my wife are using this book to transition our co-sleeper to his crib:

No Cry Sleep Solution

This method is much nicer to your child. It's all about setting expectations by giving them positive sleep associations and forming a solid routine. The book has some specific tips for parents of twins also. I'm a big fan of attachment parenting and this books goes along very well with my philosophy of parenting. It gives lots of good actionable advice for lots of circumstances and attitudes.

I would highly recommend you try this before trying CIO. I see some people here saying that the CIO method worked after 2 days for them, that's great but isn't how it always works. Some children take a lot longer than that on CIO, and if you have twins I'm sure your problems and time till sanity is double.

u/ness36 · 1 pointr/insomnia

This might be the sort of thing your doctor meant.

http://www.amazon.com/The-No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Through/dp/0071381392

Check out this book, it is kind of interesting even if you don't have a baby. Basically the baby gradually learns he or she is safe, even lying in bed, and doesn't get too overwhelmed.

u/risorius12 · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

Okay, so I think you have a few options here.

  1. Strictly waiting it out. Keep doing what your doing and hope that she will develop better sleep soon. Lots of people choose to do this.

  2. Gentle sleep training, basically, doing a few things to help her get to sleep while gradually reducing your involvement in order to ultimately reach your goal of her staying asleep, reducing night feedings. It does take time and commitment, but they way I saw it when I was in your position is that I was unhappy, exhausted and I needed to try and change things. I found suggestions in the No Cry Sleep Solution helpful around this stage.

    The rolling is a phase and no matter you approach, I think it just sucks for a while until she has better control over her body.