Dr. Richard Ferber Wants You And Your Baby To Sleep

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In the daylight hours, a new baby can be that little bundle of joy you were expecting. But during the night, it's often an entirely different story.

Dr. Richard Ferber (Courtesy)
Dr. Richard Ferber (Courtesy)

Caring for an infant is undoubtedly complex.  For some families though, daily life with an infant can lead to severe sleep-deprivation.

You know the drill. "It's your turn, sweetie." Rocking, reading, singing, bouncing, nothing works.

For years, sleep-hungry parents have turned their tired eyes to pediatric sleep expert Dr. Richard Ferber. His landmark book "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" has helped thousands of parents grab precious hours of shut-eye. Others, though, find Ferber's  sleep methods too harsh.

Ferber retired this June from his post as director of Children's Hospital's Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders. He joins Radio Boston to reflect on his distinguished, storied, and at times controversial career.

Did you "Ferberize" your child? Is the Ferber Method not for you? What do you think of "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems"?


This segment aired on July 22, 2011.


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