Exhausted? Frustrated? Feel like you need an IV drip of caffeine just to function? Welcome to parenthood! At any given moment, millions of bleary-eyed parents across the world are wondering how to get their baby to sleep through the night, which is exactly why there are countless books on this very subject.
One of the most famous, and controversial, baby sleep books of all time is Richard Ferber’s Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems. Dr. Ferber’s book, which certainly isn’t without its share of naysayers, suggests parents teach their babies to fall asleep on their own through techniques such as letting them cry for a bit and not putting them down asleep. Harsh? Maybe. But plenty of sleep-deprived moms and dads swear by this method, which is also known as “ferberizing” or “crying it out.”