Welcome back to Best Case Parenting. Today, I have another review of a parenting product for you. I seem to have been doing a lot of reviews in the past month or so! There are a lot of parenting products out there, and I have been lucky enough to come across some good ones recently!
If you want the quick version of this review, Baby Sleep Miracle is an excellent program, that gives a host of great advice and tips on baby sleep in one complete package. However, the method of delivery (eBook) is a little old fashioned and rough around the edges!
Now, hopefully you will hang around for the longer version!
Firstly, I will say that I am a little sick and tired of seeing these fake reviews or “is it a scam” reviews of this product online! I am sure most of them having even looked at the product, they are just copying and pasting a review from the maker of this program or doing a “sales focused” review. I wish to set the record straight on this count!
As with all my reviews, I aim to give a fair and full review. I have been spending some time with Baby Sleep Miracle over the past week or so (yes, I actually read the book and talk about its contents!!), and want to give my honest opinions.
The caveat being that (unfortunately) I don’t currently have a baby to use these techniques on. I would love to hear from anyone that has actually practically tried this product in the comments section below.
WHAT IS BABY SLEEP MIRACLE?
Essentially, Baby Sleep Miracle is a PDF Ebook, which aims to go over some essential tips and techniques to help you and your baby get a better nights sleep.
Getting your baby to sleep can be tough for a large section of parents, and can lead to sleep deprivation, among other things. Baby Sleep Miracle aims to make a resource that will support parents with these problems.
On Best Case Parenting we have done articles on sleep tips for new mothers. But it is great to get a more complete set of tips and advice in one place.
The PDF Ebook is extensive, being 111 pages long. To give you a better idea of the content within Baby Sleep Miracle, here is the table of contents:
WHY WOULD I NEED BABY SLEEP MIRACLE?
Especially if you are a new parent, it can be hard to wrap your head around the best ways to get your child to sleep. A lot of parents feel stressed and suffer from lack of sleep due to this.
Yes, you could search on the internet or trawl parenting forums to get ideas too. You will probably get snippets of advice from your friends that have gone through the same process with babies! But this product gives a faster and more complete option for busy parents.
I even have a related article on this very website too! Namely, my 12 tips for the sleep deprived mom article. But you would have to search for anywhere between 5-10 of these type of articles to get anywhere near the amount of advice and tips you would get from the Baby Sleep Miracle ebook.
As they say, time is money! Well, for most parents time is….errr….less sleep 🙂
HOW MUCH DOES BABY SLEEP MIRACLE COST?
At the time of writing, this product currently costs $37. This is a product that is supplied using the Click Bank platform, one that is well established in selling digital products.
Click Bank is actually one of the grand daddies of the digital age, having been created in 1998 in a garage in San Diego! Although not exactly a tech company on the scale of Microsoft, they have an excellent track record in their industry. You can buy with confidence using such a well used and excellent digital platform and marketplace!
The great thing about Click Bank is you know that you get a rock solid guarantee. On the order page they state you get a 60 day money back guarantee. This allows you to try the product without the stress of losing money if you are not happy with what you get in return. And remember, even if the product author doesn’t issue the refund, you can contact Click Bank directly. Baby Sleep Miracle must be confident their product works if they offer such a guarantee!
My only gripe here is with the method of delivery. They are using a fairly old fashioned method of PDF Ebook. In this day and age I feel that people would respond much better to an online course with videos accompanying the text advice. This is just my opinion, maybe I am wrong!
WHO IS BEHIND BABY SLEEP MIRACLE?
Baby Sleep Miracle’s author is called Mary Ann Schuler, a clinical psychologist (apparently with 20 years experience). I have tried to find out more about who this person is by searching on the internet. I haven’t been able to find anything about such a person in my research. This doesn’t necessarily mean this person doesn’t exist or that the whole thing is a scam, maybe this person just wants privacy!
On the Baby Sleep Miracle site they show Mary Ann Schuler replying to comments on Facebook, but I was not able to track this person down. Maybe they changed their picture or maybe I am not good at searching 🙂 If you can find her, please let me know!
However, this is my gripe with some parenting products that I have been reviewing lately. In my view, you should make sure that the author of your product has an online presence. There are a lot of companies out there using “online personas” and people these days are more skeptical than ever. I wish Baby Sleep Miracle had covered themselves here and put detailed information online about their author.
Also, it doesn’t help that the video on their website, which has a voice over by Mary Ann Schuler, is made using an automated voice. It would have been so much better if they had got the actual author to do the voice over and maybe got her on camera too!
Anyway, it doesn’t mean the product is a scam. It just means we need to go solely on the content offered within the product.
SO, IS BABY SLEEP MIRACLE ANY GOOD?
This is where we get down to the nitty gritty on what the product is like!
Like I said earlier, Baby Sleep Miracle’s Ebook is a substantial length, at 111 pages long. I like how, on their website (and also at the end of the Ebook), they list the scientific research that their product is based on. This gives us some piece of mind that the author of the product has valid reasoning behind their ideas!
Baby Sleep Miracle starts by introducing you to why it is important to tackle sleep problems in your child, and the knock on effect on you (the parents). They go over some basic psychology on the subject and some possible impacts of lack of sleep, both on you and your baby.
They also talk about and explain some scientific reasons why sleep is important and why we need it.
All of this is very helpful in setting up the first part of the Ebook and helping the reader understand how serious the sleep problem is and why it should be tackled. The level of detail here is excellent. The first step to solving a problem is to understand that problem well. Baby Sleep Miracle does a great job here!
Baby Sleep Miracle then sets out some essential rules. These will lay the foundation for the whole course and how to solve the sleep problem. To me, they detail some common pitfalls parents may fall in to and how to avoid them. If you follow these rules, you are setting yourself up for a great chance of sleep success as a parent already!
Baby Sleep Miracle then details what you should expect regarding your baby’s sleep, broken down by age. This in itself is a very useful resource for parents. This section is quite lengthy and detailed, helping to put your mind at rest about what to do at each stage of growth and development.
Whilst talking about these developmental stages, they also talk about some common “sleep crutches” that parents often continue with when children are over five months old or so. And explain why you should actually be phasing these out as your baby gets older.
These tips seem great to get your young child sleeping through the night, something most parents desire but don’t always know how to do. These “crutches” are updated with advice for each older age range discussed too, in case you haven’t managed to phase them out yet or if the advice changes for that age range.
I do want to highlight one slight downside with this product. As I was reading through, I did notice some misspelled words. Usually it was a missing letter in a word. This is not great for fostering a sense of trust from the reader and does seem a bit amateurish.
But to be honest, in this day and age of Ebook publishing, I think we will see this more and more. If you can look past this, the content you get is excellent. I can’t really talk at this moment in time really, as Best Case Parenting is currently a one man band! A passion project, if you will.
That means only one person is writing, editing and designing this website! I am sure you will find plenty of typos at this moment too! However, the difference is Best Case Parenting is a free resource for parenting, not paid.
And by the way, if you do see any typos on this website, you can tell me in the comments section below so I can fix them! Maybe one day I will be able to hire a proof reader or take time out from my busy day job to do this myself (fingers are firmly crossed!!)
Another slight issue for me was the absence of a good wrap up at the end of the Ebook. For me, it felt like it ended abruptly. I was expecting a nice summary, to re-enforce what was taught and to give parents one last encouragement before they finish reading. It is not exactly a game breaker for me, but could have helped to give readers a better feeling about the product (in my opinion)
When rounding up Baby Sleep Miracle, I will explain it like this. The product is a little rough around the edges, but if you look past that the information contained within is both helpful and detailed. It will give you a great understanding of what to do at each stage of your babies development and why. This makes it worthwhile, even with those rough edges in the writing and presentation.
If you are a Mom or Dad who feels that you need support in this area of parenting, why not try out this product and see what you think. Everyone’s opinion may differ and, like I stated earlier, you can always get a refund if you feel it is not for you.
Some people may complain that “you can get all this information for free on the internet”. This complaint doesn’t make sense to me. As a novice in this area, you still wouldn’t know how to put all this information together into a coherent and smooth plan. That’s why we pay money for an expert to do this for us. You will get all the information you need in one coherent package.
As previously stated, this product takes time to read. Therefore, this product may not be for you if you don’t have the time or patience to do this. It is a shame they don’t update to a more modern style of content delivery. The only way to get around this is to load the PDF eBook on a nice tablet! But even then, a lot of people still seem to prefer video courses it seems!
The only other thing I will say is that, from some of the promotional material, you might get the impression that this product offers a single “magic” trick to instantly send your baby to sleep. Although that sounds great, I doubt this is possible. What you get with Baby Sleep Miracle is a set of excellent tips and techniques that, when put together, will make your baby (and thus yourself) sleep better!
As always, if you have experience with this product, we would love to hear about it in the comment section below. It is always great to hear stories and tips from the parenting community!
To find out more, click HERE to view a video presentation on their official website.