Elizabeth Pantley's book The No-Cry Sleep Solution. This book was a life saver for us. We knew we didn't want to let our munchkin cry it out so I was determined to find another way. The advice and rescources that this book offers are invaluable. Here's just one of the helpful hints Pantley offers:
"The first step to helping your baby sleep longer is to determine the differenceCheck out her website (another valuable resource in and of itself) for more info on this book and her many other no-cry solution books. I can tell you I have several on my personal wish list as we enter the different stages of parenting ahead.
between sleeping noises and awake noises. When she makes a noise: Stop. Listen.
Wait. Peek. As you listen attentively to her noises, and watch her, you will
learn the difference between sleeping snorts and 'I'm waking up and I need you