I would have given this book a much higher rating if Reichert hadn't folded at the end and advocated Ferber's Cry-It-Out method. For most of the book the author admits to being a loving, nurturing parent. She doesn't let her kids cry; she co-sleeps; she has a lot of attachment parenting behaviors. However, in the interest of not making waves, she opens her arms to the more militant Ferber approach. Sorry, but I can't condone that and I wish she wouldn't have.
Other than that a couple of her chapters are very good--like the ones entitled Temperament, The Generation Gap, and Half a World Away.
This book just ends up saying: Babies are going to wake up; don't fret over it; do whatever you want to deal with it. Man, it could have been a much better book if she had stuck with what she does instead of what she hears about what other people do. (She refers a lot to polls that were taken in cahoots with her magazine, Today's Parent.)