No More Sleep Deprivation - The Gentle Method of Training Your Baby to Sleep
This live chat event took place July 31 2002.
Jules: Hi, everyone. We're here with Elizabeth Pantley. Elizabeth is the mom of four, parenting expert, attachment parenting supporter AND the writer of several parenting books, including the one we're discussing today, The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. She offers compassionate, simple tips to help your child learn better sleeping habits, without tears.
Welcome, Elizabeth! Can you tell us a little more about your work?
Elizabeth Pantley: Sure. My first and fourth children were both frequent night wakers. The first was 14 years ago! And back then there were only two approaches -- cry it out or live with it.
With my fourth (now 2-years-old!) I was certain that there would be a 3rd option, but there wasn't! So I researched and found the answers and wrote my new book: The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Anyone have a question to start us off?
ThreeSweetGirls: I have a 2-year-old who still does not sleep.
Elizabeth Pantley: Hi Shellie, You aren't alone! Many of my readers have 2-year-olds!
ThreeSweetGirls: We are up all hours of the night. She is so easily kept up. Know what I mean? If anyone else is up she will not sleep.Elizabeth Pantley: I have lots of tips for you. But first, how does your baby fall asleep at night, and get back to sleep? Nurse? Bottle? Pacifier?