I liked researching and getting advice on how to get babies to sleep. I took the pearls of wisdom and discarded everything else, but it was nice to have an arsenal of information to fall back on when something didn't work for a particular baby...I was able to just try something else. I think it all depends on how interested you are in getting good sleep. I was VERY interested, and focused my whole attention on it during the early weeks with each new baby. I can say with confidence that I AM an expert on getting new babies to sleep through the night. I don't inflict that on people who don't want to know though. But, at the same time, I'm very disinterested in hearing "how tired" you are and how you have the only-baby-in-the-world who won't sleep. Nonsense. They will all sleep.