You read the book. You followed the list. You got all the “recommended items” listed in the end of the book. You took notes.
WHY ISN’T YOUR BABY SLEEPING?!
Take to mommy groups or Google and you’ll find recommendations for no less than 7 different books claiming to help your little one sleep better in different amounts of time. Why so many different recommendations?
Simply put, they don’t work.
Books may be good for giving ideas but in order to customize an approach that will work for your baby you may need to read all 7 recommendations you were handed on Facebook and piecemeal a recipe that works.
First of all, who has time to read all those books when you have a baby that isn’t sleeping? You’re just trying to lay down for any amount of time. Your free time needs to be spent getting rest.
Second of all, the recipe will be different and it will take who knows how long to land on the exact right method. Again...who has that time?
In the time it takes you to read all the books and create a formula through trial-and-error, we could have had your baby (and you!) sleeping.
The problem with your books is two-fold and we’ve addressed these exact issues with our method.
Problem 1: One-Size-Fits-All
The books approach baby sleep assuming some accurate scientific facts: all babies need a similar range of sleep and there are some biological truths that hold for all humans. They don’t, however, take into account your baby’s temperament, your family’s space, your needs, or your personal goals. Of course the ultimate goal is “sleep” but that looks so different for every person. A book can’t adapt or tailor your approach. It’s there, unflinching, in black-and-white.
Problem 2: Lack of Support
Simply put, your book isn’t going to wake up with you when your little decides they want to party at 3 AM. They aren’t going to be there with you while you roll out of your warm bed once more to soothe and comfort the baby you’re trying so diligently to help sleep on their own. They won’t be there to hear the cries on the monitor and guide you through exactly how to do it. You don’t have someone who comes alongside you and figuratively (or literally) holds your hand through each attempt.
Your books don’t work because you’re missing the human element of sleep training. You’re missing the customized approach with the human support. Carolina Dream Tree won’t leave you when the going gets tough and we certainly aren’t just words on a page. We’re skilled, trained, and experienced, ready to be there with you through each step in the process of getting your baby to sleep.
Mystery solved: your books don’t work and that’s why.