So, if you recall, one of my first posts on this blog was my version of the Baby Wise sleep method. I posted it first to help myself remember for the next time I go ’round the baby wagon, but also because I hate the tone and style of Baby Wise even though their techniques worked like a charm for both my kids.
Well, a few weeks ago, I found my new alternative to Baby Wise: Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano. (My husband looked at me funny when he saw I was reading a baby sleep book even though both our kids are done with all that. Yes, I have odd hobbies that include raiding the parenting section at the local library for fun.) This book has much less of a moral tone and focuses more on techniques and strategies for stretching a baby’s sleep schedule to fit yours.
In particular, I loved the daytime and nighttime “toolboxes” she includes for you to use in the transition from “eat whenever you want” to “stick to the schedule, kid.” Continue reading