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Publisher's Summary

Does your child: Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang?

In the first major revision of his best-selling, groundbreaking classic, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day.

Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them.

Topics covered in detail include:

  • Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings
  • Effective strategies for naps
  • Sleep schedule abnormalities
  • A balanced look at co-sleeping
  • New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking
  • Problems in setting limits
  • Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.

©1985, 2006 Richard Ferber, M.D. (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A practical, informative and sensitive guide." ( Booklist)

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This was well worth a credit to start sleeping well again. It quickly helped me identify my child's sleep problem. We were all getting much better sleep in just 3 nights of using some of the techniques. After one week, our child was sleeping through the night and has been for several weeks now.

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Must read. Dispelled all the myths on the Internet

If you could sum up Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems in three words, what would they be?

Wish read sooner

What was one of the most memorable moments of Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems?

How to wean night feeding and companion PDF

Which character – as performed by George K. Wilson – was your favorite?

Meh

What did you learn from Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems that you would use in your daily life?

Completely changed the way I thought about sleep and crying.

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Do not give up or second guess. Once you start stick with it. You and the baby will be happier for it

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Just speed up and the narrator gets better

I will not talk about the fact that this CHANGED THE LIFE OF MY FAMILY FOR GOOD. It did. So, 100% behind the technique.
But what is important about the audible book: The narrator is very very slow and boring. HOWEVER, There is a hack here. If you put it at 1.25 speed, Voila! Problem solved. The audio becomes much better, and, bonus, you will finish it faster. SO, go ahead, and speed it up!

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Put me to sleep

I think you could just play this audio book to make your kid go to sleep. The narrator is so slow and monotone that I couldn’t get through the first chapter. My husband had a similar experience. This book was recommended to us by a neurosurgeon and I’m sure it has some great information, but as an audiobook, it’s not good.

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Does Not Work as an Audio Book

This book is a useful guide to help with a variety of sleep issues, but it is more useful as a reference which can be skimmed and read selectively, so it does not make sense as an audio book.

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Narrator is AWFUL

I couldn't even get past the first page because of how awful the narrator was. It sounds computer generated.

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Great science-based resource for parents

If you, like me, would only listen to science-backed argumentations and you also are going through the emotional rollercoaster of expecting a child, I really cannot recommend this book enough.
Getting ready to tackle all sleep-related problems thanks to the expert suggestions of a sleep clinic professional is priceless, especially when as it is usual, you are surrounded by many people giving you unsolicited, trivial and unscientific advice.

This narration is just a bit too slow, but it is clear and free of any major errors.

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The narrator was TERRIBLE

Where does Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I couldn't make it through the book because of the narrator's voice. My review is not about the book itself, it's the narrator.

What didn’t you like about George K. Wilson’s performance?

It's a book about sleep and the narrator's voice was so monotone and boring I thought he was going to put ME to sleep! Maybe I should just play this in my kid's room to get her to sleep better.

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  • Deborah
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  • 01-17-18

best book on sleep

i thought the narrator's voice was monotone at first, then I grew to like it...soothing almost.

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Very informative

Lots of practical examples but without a clearly scientific method. It stresses the value of discipline.