The Ferber Method of sleep training babies, also known as Ferberizing or Ferberization, has been popular since the mid-80's when Dr. Richard Ferber wrote his book, and for good reason. It is a very structured approach and provides a clear path for parents to follow. For those of us who need very specific guidelines, this can work very well, so if you choose to Ferberize your baby or toddler, you are in good company! When done correctly, Ferberization can be very effective, and often, many babies
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If you have been with The Baby Sleep Site® for some time, or if you have just found our sleepy little village, you know that what sets us apart is our belief that nothing works better for baby sleep than a truly individualized approach. We don't believe there is one method of coaching that will work for everyone. No "one-size-fits-all" solutions here! Your parenting philosophy, your child's temperament, and your unique situation will best determine what sleep coaching style will fit best. And,
When you are working on sleep, you generally want better nighttime sleep AND better naps. But can one method achieve both? Can the kind of sleep training method you choose work for nights but not for naps, or vice versa? Do you need to follow a separate set of sleep "rules" for naps than you follow for nights? The answer is often yes - and that especially applies to those of you who may be using a cry it out sleep training approach. Keep reading for details! Sleep Training: Naps vs.