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Does SleepTight work? A behavioral analysis of the effectiveness of SleepTight for the management of infant colic.

Authors
  • J M Sosland
  • E R Christophersen
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Source
PMC
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Abstract

We evaluated the effectiveness of SleepTight in the management of infant colic. SleepTight is a device that vibrates the infant's crib to simulate the action of a car traveling at 55 mph. A multiple baseline design across 6 infants was used. Data were collected on infant crying, parental use of SleepTight, and parental satisfaction. The application of SleepTight was associated with reduction in crying in 4 of the 6 infants. These outcome data notwithstanding, consideration of reported nonrecording of severe episodes and mixed reports of satisfaction suggests that SleepTight may not be a viable means of managing infant colic.

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