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Sleep training, or teaching your baby healthy sleep habits, can be confusing and frustrating. One of the most popular sleep training methods is The Ferber Method, also known as Ferberizing or graduated extinction. This method involves letting your baby cry at increasingly longer intervals until they are sleeping through the night and taking longer naps. Here's everything you need to know about this sleep training method. What is The Ferber Method? The Ferber Method was developed by Dr.
We've talked about how Babywise may or may not be right for your baby's sleep, why Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solution doesn't always work, and about Dr. Sears and Weissbluth's online chat about baby sleep. This article will talk about the differences and similarities between Ferber and Weissbluth and which one may be better (or not) for your baby's sleep. Who are Ferber and Weissbluth? Most people know Ferber's name because of the now popular term "Ferberizing," a method for sleep training your
This topic "How long to cry it out?" has come up a few times in the last few weeks in one way or another, so I thought I'd talk about it this week. I always preface any discussion about cry it out by making sure that everyone understands that I'm not a "Cry It Out Pusher" and I'm very much NOT an extremist or a hard-core "sleep trainer". I try to be realistic and just know that all babies are different and all family structures are different and what works for one won't work for everyone. I even
Cry It Out is a sleep training method that gives babies space to learn how to sleep in longer stretches at night and take longer naps, but at what age to try it? Cry It Out is also called Extinction or Controlled Crying and there are a variety of ways to implement it. In this post, you will learn more about this method, what age to consider trying it, and how to do it safely. Cry It Out Defined First, let me define what I mean by "Cry It Out" because in my 10+ years as a sleep consultant,
I happened upon an article where a woman (and husband) was against cry-it-out and specifically, The Ferber Method, but ended up doing it anyway because it was what worked. In that article, Confessions of a Ferberizer, she said that, in the end, her son stopped wanting to be rocked or cuddle. She did not seem to regret doing cry-it-out, I don't think, but reading the article reminded me that many of us wonder whether doing cry-it-out will change our child's personality, so I thought I'd reflect
This article will outline two sleep training methods, including what many people know as "The Ferber Method". If you are just joining in, you may want to start from the beginning at Part 1 of my Baby Sleep Training (From No Cry to Cry) series. You may be interested in reading about the age to do cry-it-out and how cry-it-out will not change your child's personality. The Ferber / Check-and-Console Method(aka Ferberizing) This sleep training method entails allowing baby to cry while