At the time of reading this book, I was questioning my bedtime and sleep methods. I would always hold my baby, or lay next to her, and nurse her until she fell fast asleep. I started to wonder if I was creating bad habits. It was also frustrating because any time I would try to break her latch, she would wake up. I knew I was doing the right thing by being attentive to her needs and by creating such a strong attachment with her (because, as we all know, babies need attachments!), but I was beyond discouraged over this hour-long (sometimes longer) process.
That's why this book was a great comfort. Elizabeth Pentley writes with gentleness and common sense, both traits I highly admire. The one message that spoke directly to me was when she said, (and I'm paraphrasing) There's no easy fix, so be patient and expect this process to take a while. That is why she recommends keeping a "journal" of the bedtime routines. Parents need to see that their efforts are making a difference, and seeing that record of direct correlations is very encouraging.
I love this because it respected the baby and respected the parent for cuddling, loving, and giving that baby warmth and affection. It then also gives gentle, effective ways that will help you put your baby to sleep in a very peaceful way. As long as you stick with it! :)