Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Sleepeasy Solution The Complete Guide to Getting Your Baby or Toddler to Sleep|
Actors: Jill Spivack, Jennifer Waldburger
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
D. Smith | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We are so grateful for this program. Like many other moms whose babies have not slept through the night, I felt quite uncertain the program would be effective in just a few days for my six month old. Our baby has slept not just WITH myself or my husband, but actually in our arms, for most of the night of every night since birth. Because of his reflux, he was uncomfortable sleeping flat and needed an alternative. After we discovered the Fisher Price glider, he was able to sleep a few hours in there, then, upon waking for his first feeding, I would take him to bed and sleep sitting up with a special pillow, the baby in my arms. Incredibly, this program worked from day 1. The first night was actually the easiest for us, as, after 13 minutes of crying, he slept mostly straight through the night, by himself, in our co-sleeper.
We do have one point with which we are still wrestling, which is fairly unique and which we have not seen addressed in the materials. Our baby has always been very uncomfortable in wet diapers and still wakes usually twice a night crying for a diaper change, and then cries and gestures for milk. We change him and I give him a mini-feeding, though he is virtually weaned.
Overall, we are so grateful for all this program has brought to our lives. We sleep infinitely better at night, and rising for a few minutes twice a night is nothing compared to six months of waking ever couple of hours and not knowing when we would return to sleep. Day time is much easier as well, as our son has not only taken well to having three naps, he tends to now automatically begin falling asleep at those times.
Regain your sanity, re-strengthen your relationships, and observe with joy your rested child!"
Excellent resource for exhausted parents!
Holly | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD really helped us get our 4 month old son to sleep well during the night, and take naps in his crib during the day. I had purchased and read several books on sleep before the Sleepeasy Solution was recommended to me. I couldn't bear to spend any more time reading another book on sleep, being exhausted myself, so I opted for the DVD. It was concise, clear and well organized. Jill and Jennifer lay out everything for a tired parent so that there is no guess-work - we simply followed their system and within a few nights our son was sleeping much better. Plus, the DVD was easy for my husband, the nanny, and grandparents to watch and follow along with. I can't recommend this product enough. Plus, it comes with a small pamphlet the lays out the basic steps, so, if you can't remember one of the steps, you don't have to replay the DVD, just refer to the pamphlet."
Best Sleep Guide Available
Teresa Chandler | 04/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At nearly two years old my son still slept poorly, waking early, often, and skipping naps. Since his birth, I had read all the popular sleep books, as well as academic journal articles, and had even taken my son to a specialist, but to little avail. A few weeks ago, in yet another wave of desperation, I checked the Sleepy Planet website and saw that not only was their book out, but that this video was available as well. I immediately got my hands on both, and my son is now sleeping through the night and taking daily naps! Once in bed, he puts himself to sleep with no crying. He even chortles with pleasure as he snuggles under his blanket. This was largely accomplished in a single 24 hour cycle with no crying episode lasting over 10 minutes. The best part, though, is that after my mother-in-law visited last week, we were able to get immediately back on track, and, as parents with older kids will appreciate, that is the key to long term success.
The Sleepy Planet program is superior because it is at once easy to follow, yet comprehensive. The video is a godsend. As another reviewer commented, my husband, too, would never read a self-help book, but, with the promise that it was less than an hour long, I did get him to watch this video, and it has made all the difference. My previous explanations of what I had read didn't make a lasting impression on him, but after viewing this video we are finally on the same page and working consistently as a team. Our son has responded beautifully.
The authors do a masterful job of combining the best of the popular approaches: the regular check-ins of Ferber, the scheduling ideas and concern for easy implementation of Weissbluth, the gentleness of "No Cry" (My son actually cried less with this than with "No Cry"), as well as offering some useful suggestions for co-sleeping families (see especially their book). In addition, the program (1) provides emotional support for parents and shows the parents how to support the child. This is conveyed especially well in the video, and, as a 2-year veteran of sleep issues, I can attest that without addressing the emotional needs of both parent and child, no technique is going to work for very long. (2) The author's suggestions are also very concrete. They virtually tape marks on the floor and hand you cue cards! They tell you how to set up your child's room, how to dress him, how long to keep him in bed, etc. This attention to detail is a boon to sleep-deprived parents, and the suggestions work. (3) At just about every potential stumbling block they are there ahead of you, offering their sensible, easy-to-implement guidance. Every place I used to get derailed, they have thought through and offer a solution that is consistent with the overall practice they advocate. (The book is the best place to go for this detail and for special circumstances and developmental issues; the Q&A session at the end of video is also helpful.)
My whole family is happier now. My son is thriving on this regime as never before and he's proud of his ability to sleep well. Within a day or two of starting the program he lay down on a blanket in the living room and, with a big smile, and announced that he was "practice sleep!""
Asleep At Last
Brenda | 06/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was exactly what I needed - My husband & I were so sleep deprived and were desparate for an answer, but didn't know what to do. After less than one hour, this video gave us the confidence to adopt the sleep easy approach to sleep training and our baby girl was sleeping through the night in 3 days.
It was a great way to bring my husband into the process - I could have never got him to read a book. It was a great way for us to get the advice and confidence to know our baby was ready to sleep through."