Top critical review
only minorly helpful
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2015
I have three month old twins and was looking for an in depth guide to sleep training them. This book is not that guide. It provided useful information about the importance of sleep for babies, the need to recognize tired cues before babies are over tired and helped me to realize that many times when I thought my babies were just fussing for the sake of it they were tired and not as able to put themselves to sleep in midst of everything as they were at two months old. However the book was severely lacking in practical information in how to actually sleep train babies- and no trouble shooting for twin issues. I know they're supposed to go to sleep early, but what if one goes down and the other is up for two more hours, do I wake the late fall-asleeper when the early sleeper gets up in the morning? If one is showing tired cues long before the other at nap time, how do I get the not sleepy one to go down too? If one sleeps a six hour chunk and the other cannot surpass four hours, should I be waking the long sleeper to keep them on schedule?
I finished the book in three days and still have no idea how to get my twins sleeping on the same schedule or how to trouble shoot twin specific sleeping issues.
He does address issues related to advanced maternal age, prematurity and health issues related to prematurity. Perhaps I need to also read the original book (as some other posters have suggested). Though it seems cheap to leave information out of this book to force twin parents to buy the original book as well- we have to buy two of enough baby items!
I do give the book two stars because I like his approach- sleep begets sleep and well rested babies are happier. I just wish I knew how to implement.