Within two days, our baby was able to fall asleep all on his own, and after several more nights of dream feeds aimed at weaning him off of night feedings, he miraculously slept a full night’s sleep. I’ve physically loaned my copy out to at least five friends (always careful to get it back!) and recommended it to many more.
Why do I like The Sleep Easy Solution book so much?
- The book begins by stating that life doesn’t have to be this way. As much as I tried to avoid having my baby cry at all, I also needed the reassurance that continuing to be sleep-deprived did nothing for me or my family. When I spoke to friends whose two- or three-year-olds continued to need their parents to fall asleep or hadn’t slept a full night, I knew I didn’t want to go down that path. And it’s true: this moment was a turning point; I felt happier about being a parent.
- Rather than vague instructions, the book outlines very specific steps for an easy to follow sleep plan. When I read other sleep books, I found little focus and instead needed clear-cut steps on how to help my child fall asleep, from whether it’s even a good time to start, to how to prepare his room for optimal sleeping, to the seconds and minutes it takes to hold your ground.
- While the authors emphasized the crucial need for consistency, they also remained sensitive to the emotional roller coaster of hearing your baby cry. I was about ready to try anything at this point, but that didn’t mean hearing your baby cry was any more pleasant.
- The book covers more than just sleep training an infant. For instance, it came in handy when we helped our son transition from a crib to a toddler bed. Other topics include helping older, verbal children sleep on their own, how to tackle travel plans and even tips on twins and multiples.
With my twins coming any week now, I plan to do things a bit differently so that they can hopefully learn to fall asleep on their own without any sleep training. But if for whatever reason either of the babies struggle with attaining a full night’s sleep, I know I have a book to help us along.
The giveaway: Get a free copy for yourself!
I don’t normally do giveaways; in fact this is the first one I’m holding. And while I’ve been approached to give away other products and reviews, I’ve turned them all down for the simple reason that I don’t know enough about the product or love them enough to recommend them to you.
But this giveaway is a bit different; it was actually me that approached the authors about hosting a giveaway. I figured I’ve recommended this book so many times to my friends that I ought to extend a giveaway to you as well. And so, Jill and Jennifer have partnered with Sleeping Should Be Easy to offer one reader a free copy.
How to enter
There are two ways to win a copy of the book:
- Simply leave a comment on this post.
- For an additional entry, subscribe to Sleeping Should Be Easy and leave a second comment saying that you did (or if you’re already signed up, leave a second comment saying that you’re already a subscriber).
The contest begins now until Thursday, February 21, 8pm PST.
What your current sleep situation is with your kids? Are they sleeping through the night? Still waking up from time to time? What is your bedtime routine?