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I wrote a journal entry at TheFeature about training my baby daughter to fall asleep on her own, using the “Ferber” method. It really works!
We decided to ‘ferberize’ [Jane]. Dr. Richard Ferber is a child sleep specialist who has a come up with a method to train babies to go to sleep on their own, and help them sleep through the night. Basically, it works like this: at bedtime, you kiss your baby and set her in the crib and walk out. She’ll holler bloody murder, but you have to stay out of the room for five minutes. Then you can come back in and pat the baby on the back and reassure her that you haven’t packed up and moved to Estonia without her. Then you leave the room again and wait 10 minutes, then 15, then 20. She’ll eventually fall asleep, according to the good doctor.