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There is no bigger issue for healthy infants than sleeping through the night. In this simple, straightforward book, Suzy Giordano presents her amazingly effective "Limited-Crying Solution" that will get any baby to sleep for twelve hours at night - and three hours in the day - by the age of twelve weeks old.

Giordano is the mother of five children and one of the most sought-after baby sleep specialists in the country. The Washington Post calls her a baby sleep "guru" and "an underground legend in the Washington area for her ability to teach newborns how to achieve that parenting nirvana: sleeping through the night." Her sleep plan has been tested with singletons, twins, triplets, babies with special needs, and colicky babies - and it has never failed.

Whether you are pregnant, first-time parents, or parents who seek a different path with your second or third child, anyone can benefit from the Baby Coach's popular system of regular feeding times, twelve hours of sleep at night and three hours of sleep during the day, and the peace of mind that comes with taking the parent and child out of a sleep-deprived world.

Please note: This book has also been published under the title The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours a Night.

©2006 Suzy Giordano and Lisa Abidin (P)2012 Tantor

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What was I thinking?

I know I had my desperate moments when my son was 10 weeks. There were so many advises out there that I was willing to take any to get at least 3 hours of sleep at night. And I bought this book and followed this book's tips for two weeks(thinking that by the time my son was 12 weeks I would have been able to achieve my goal of having him sleeping for 12 hours). Looking back, I can't believe I deprived my son from eating when he needed and I didn't enjoy those precious first days. Yes! Now at 16 weeks my son is able to sleep without that horrible regime. Why? Because his little stomach grew and he can sleep longer and not because I starved him to follow a cold advise. All I got from this book was for my milk supply dwindled and wasted time and money. I hate this book.

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Waste of your time and money

This author just made a catchy title to make a sale. Please don't do any of the suggestions from the author to your baby unless you want to mess them up for life . Here's why:
1. Its biologically impossible for them to sleep 12 hours without eating or getting diapers changes at such a young age.
2. Baby's need contact, attention and love in order to feel safe and fall asleep. The book suggests you ignore them at nights. Don't talk , don't breastfeed and no attention during the night.
All of the suggestions are very extreme for any newborn even if they work, it can be damaging to your precious newborns
Please don't buy, don't listen to a single advice
Babies fall sleep on their own when they are ready. Their emotional need is as important as their feeding.
Also starving young baby for 12 hours can effect brain development
All of this is just awful. This book should be banned

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Take with a grain of salt

In the beginning the author says that this method has worked 100% of the time, she's never had a baby fail this training. I find this super hard to believe given that no 2 babies are the same, you're going to have to tweek how you train each child. So maybe the principals discussed may be valid, but the actual methods and timing may need to be adjusted.

Furthermore, this is not meant for breastfeeding mamas, if you're exclusively pumping or using formula, you may have a far better shot with this approach. If you are breastfeeding and use this, I recommend disregarding her time estimates (as 6 minutes of breastfeeding tends not to yield 3 ounces being consumed).

Also, this method recommends starting the training at 8 weeks. Based on my experience that is too early, start at 12 weeks.

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missing charts

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love the convenience of listening to a book however, I can't stand when the author refers to a chart in a book and it isn't included in the pdf materials. Thinking about giving up on "self help" books all together on Audible.

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It works!

I begin my sons sleep training at 3 months of age and he was sleeping 8 hours each night in less then a week of training. Now at 5 months old he sleeps 10-11 hours each night and he has been doing this for over a month. The only thing I caution to breast feeding mothers like myself is keep an eye on your babies weight. Part of Suzy's methods include fewer feeding in larger quantities. Although my son has always been healthy, happy and only appears hungry during his scheduled feeding times his weight in proportion to his ever growing height had gotten a bit slim. My method to this is to feed him 4 ounces of formula after his final scheduled feeding. My son used to have a terrible time sleeping, I can't tell you how liberating it is to have a good schedule!

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skeptical at first, but absolutely amazing results

The only struggle was disciplining "ourselves" to stick with the recipe. Our baby was onboard from the beginning and has really responded well to this program. I'm still in awe at how well this program really works.

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It’s alright, but there are some parts that are not supported by evidence

I’m still pregnant with my first, but since absolutely everything with this pregnancy was planned in advance, I thought it would be good to start making plans for after baby arrives too.

I have read several books on how to get babies to sleep and they all had similar advice: feed your baby on a schedule and don’t pick them up if they’re crying unless they actually NEED something (so they don’t develop the bad habit of crying when they’re bored or just want to be held).

The part of the book that I have a problem with is the author claiming that babies must sleep in their own room. This is not supported by evidence, but based on the author’s own cultural practices. I read another book about parenting habits around the world. In that book they reviewed customs in Japan (as well as many other countries) and highlighted that Japanese babies sleep through the night sooner than others BECAUSE they sleep with their parents. That book actually provided data to back their claim, citing several studies on the subject. This book provides no data to back their claims, just anecdotes from the author’s personal experience.

I think it’s best to read several books on the subject and see what they all have in common as opposed to what’s different. Hopefully, that is where the real solution can be found. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

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Not for breastfed babies

This might work only for bottle fed babies since the oz are controlled. You can't do that with breastfed babies.

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Totally works

got my 3 mo old to sleep through the night within a week of applying these methods.

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IT WORKS!

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This method is amazing and it totally works. I started this method and my son was sleeping 12 hours through the night by the time he was 7 weeks old. I did have to allow him to cry it out a bit but he was able to learn to self-soothe! He wakes up smiling and happy and so do I!

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