The following is a live chat with parenting educator and president of Better Beginnings, Inc., Elizabeth Pantley. The author of many parenting books, she discusses The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night during this chat.
Your baby's sleep
Babies — Sleep
This live chat event took place on May 24, 2004
Moderator: Hi, everyone. Today we're chatting with parenting educator, Elizabeth Pantley. She is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents in schools, hospitals, and parent groups.
She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in magazines such as Parents, Parenting, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, McCalls, and Redbook and on more than 80 parent-directed Websites.
She publishes a newsletter, Parent Tips that is distributed in schools nationwide, and she is the author of several parenting books, among them The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night and Gentle Baby Care: Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby. Welcome, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Pantley: I'm very happy to be here today to talk about a critically important topic and challenging topic — your baby's sleep — or for those of you expecting, how to prevent having sleep problems. New babies bring so much wonder, joy and love to your family, but, unavoidably, sleep problems, too.
Sleep — well, lack of it — may be the number one issue for parents in those first few years because if your baby isn't sleeping then you aren't either. This makes it almost impossible to function. I'm a mother of four, three teenagers and a toddler. I've had my share of sleep problems believe me!
I remember those zombie-like months with perfect clarity. My fourth child's hourly night waking was the inspiration for my book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution. So, let's talk about your babies and your questions — and yes, SLEEP. Since I talk to over 100 moms each month about sleep.....