The Sleep Lady Reviews
What parents are saying
"I would recommend this book to anyone to adapt to their own uses -- it gave me the confidence to actually put her down in her bed and let her try to calm herself while I was close by, something that I had never been comfortable with because until she was about 1 year old (literally) could not tolerate the sound of her cries. I especially recommend this book to any parents who are not comfortable with a traditional CIO method but eventually feel comfortable that they know the difference between hysterical/broken-hearted/frightened crying and angry toddler crying. That was the shift that ultimately made me feel right using this book. I was very surprised that there was really minimal crying. It is absolutely "gentler" than Ferber or other CIO methods."
"This book saved me, my marriage, and my relationships with my children. My 8 month old wouldn't sleep and continued to get worse and worse. It got to the point where he would sleep 45 minutes and then wake up. It would then take me an hour and a half of nursing and rocking to get him back to sleep for another 45 minutes. I thought I was going to lose my mind. I had always been very against CIO and cringed when people suggested that I needed to "sleep train" him, but I was a desperate zombie. I tried the No Cry Sleep Solution and it just didn't work."
"This book changed my life. I know that sounds dramatic, so let me explain a bit. My son woke up every two to three hours (mostly two). Every night. And took 30-45 minute (or less) naps. For roughly six and a half months. The only way I knew how to get him to go to sleep was by nursing him until he passed out, and even then I never knew how long he would last once I laid him in his crib. And since nursing was the only thing that put him to sleep, I was the only one who could do it. I have never been so exhausted in all of my life, not even as a full time college student working four jobs. When my son turned 5 months old, I knew I had to do something, ANYTHING to get this boy to sleep. Insert: The Sleep Lady Shuffle."
"You saved our family. You helped my husband I and get our three children back on track when we were about to lose our minds. The children are happier than ever now that they are sleeping well (usually 12 hours a night for all three) and so are my husband and I."
"This worked for my daughter who, at three years old, had slept through the night less than a dozen times in her life. We tried every method we could get our hands on and stuck to each of the methods for long enough that we should have seen some progress. Nothing but Gentle Sleep Solutions worked."
"I have reviewed many ‘sleep training’ practices and have found yours to be the most developmentally appropriate, adaptable to each unique child and the examples are great for harried parents! thank you for your common sense approach!"