Your baby's sleep schedule — or lack thereof — is likely a top conversation topic for you, and will continue to be until the miraculous day they finally sleep through the night. You're also bound to be inundated with questions, expressions of concern, and, of course, a ridiculous amount of unsolicited advice. With all the information floating around out there, it's hard to sift through it all. One recent trend regarding infant sleep routines is the Weissbluth Method. If you don't know what that is, you're not alone. Thankfully, everything you need to know about the Weissbluth Method is pretty easy to understand.
Many parents are familiar with the Ferber Method, or Cry It Out (CIO), which is basically exactly what it sounds like. Rather than rushing in to coddle or soothe your child every time they wake, cry, or fuss, Ferberizing focuses on reducing your involvement until it's non-existent and your infant learns to self-soothe and ideally sleep through the night. Yet, for as many people who praise the method, there is arguably an equal amount who abhor the practice, too. So is the Weissbluth Method and the Ferber Method the same? Though they do have similarities, they have some fairly big differences, too. Check out this list of everything you need to know about the Weissbluth Method so you can make an informed decision.