By Tracy Ruiz, The Sleep Doula
From the print edition, March 2012
It was made popular more than 100 years ago by Dr. Luther Emmett Holt, with his bestselling book The Care and Feeding of Children (General Books), and then made popular again in 1946 when Dr. Benjamin Spock published his book Baby and Child Care (Simon & Schuster Canada). Now there are more than 100 books-and numerous websites-where parents can find a variety of ways to implement sleep training, leaving parents overwhelmed and confused as to what is best for their family. I find that sometimes by looking at a variety of different options out there you can piece together something that you will feel comfortable following through with.