As you can probably assume from the image I have chosen for my review of the 3 Day Sleep Solution program, this is yet another sleep training course using the “cry it out” method.
Before I get on my soap box about why allowing your child to “cry it out” is not something I endorse or practice in any way shape or form, I will attempt to review the 3 Day Sleep Solution as objectively as possible.
Like it says on the cover, “The Eight Steps To Getting Your Child To Sleep Through The Night And Take Great Naps”, Davis Ehrler provides step by step instructions for exhausted parents to navigate their way through the program. These Eight Steps is where I will focus my review.
Step #1 – Crib Preparation
Throughout this section, Davis covers things such as mobiles, toys, bumper pads, sheet colors and patterns and any other items that may serve as a distraction or stimulation to your baby’s senses. Okay, simple enough.
Step #2 – Eliminating All Sleep Crutches
This step is about crutches such as car rides, stroller rides, swings, rocking, feeding/nursing, swaddling and pacifiers and the steps to eliminate them.
Step #3 – Routines
Here she covers the importance of a consistent bedtime routine and offers times and actions to take for an “ideal routine”
Step #4 – Bed Times
In step 4, Davis covers the ideal bed times for various age groups ranging from 4-12 months, 12-18 months, 18 months – 2.5 years and so on.
Step #5, 6 & 7 – Crying and Effective Processing
Through out these three steps, Davis explains her A to Z theory as well as he take on why babies cry. She also outlines that you need to allow your baby to “process” (ie. cry) for at least one hour before going to console or comfort. This applies not only at bedtime but for night wakings as well.
Step #8 – Naps
Step 8 addresses similar steps like routine and such just applying them to a nap time ritual rather then a night time routine.
As far as the 3 Day Sleep Solution product you receive the written materials immediately after purchase in the form of 3 pdf files and then in a few days the physical materials arrive which includes the same written materials as well as the 2 DVD’s.
Now this is where I go off on my rant:
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