I really have enjoyed Elizabeth Pantley’s book the No Cry Sleep Solution.

I hated hearing my boys cry and while I did the Cry It Out with my older 2 boys once they were 1 year old, with Bryson I wanted to do things differently.  I found her book very helpful.

Here is an excerpt that we all can learn from!

Early Bedtime Mean Better Sleep

In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s ‘really tired,’ he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby becomes overtired and chronically sleep-deprived.

In the majority of cases, a baby’s biological clock is preset for an early bedtime. When parents work with that time, a baby falls asleep more easily and stays asleep more peacefully. Most babies are primed to go to sleep for the night as early as 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. I often hear about how babies and toddlers have a “meltdown” period at the end of the day, when they get fussy, whiny and out of sorts. I suspect that it’s simply a sign of overtired children longing for sleep.


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3 Comments

  1. I read this book and really liked it. It helped me not feel guilty about having the kids go to bed early : )
    I also love you blog–thanks for the inspiration!

  2. The Organic Child-Bearer

    I love your blog and have added you to my blog roll, would you do the same?

  3. Thanks for the info! We try to keep our baby from sleeping too much, so we have early bed times, and normal wake times. I read from Baby Bedtime Center that there’s a relation between the baby’s growth and the kind of sleep (http://bit.ly/1lmHv7)

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