Author(s): Beatrice Hollyer
Many believe it is a matter of luck as to whether you are blessed with a baby who sleeps well or are landed with one who doesn't. It isn't. Beatrice Hollyer and Lucy Smith provide clear, sensible and effective advice on how to achieve peaceful, problem-free nights in Sleep - from the first days of infancy throughout childhood. Taking a cue from the baby, and working with their natural instinct, this book puts parents in charge. Avoiding conflict over sleep, this approach builds trust, communication and confidence in your relationship with your baby. Instead of a one-size fits-all approach, Hollyer and Smith offer guidelines that can be adapted for each particular parent and baby. By understanding her needs, reading and responding to her signals and following her lead, you can strongly reinforce your baby's natural tendency to adapt to sleeping all night. Although focusing on establishing good sleep habits from the start of life, the principles put forward in this book can also be used to solve a sleep problem in a child of any age, usually in less than a week.
Newly updated and revised edition of a much-loved parenting classic. Sleep is far and away the most commonly reported problem in babies under a year old. Clinical research shows that half of all babies who have a sleep problem at one still have it at three. Based on proven methods and tools, Sleep offers guidelines that can be adapted for each particular parent and child, allowing the reader to become an expert on their own baby. Endorsed by the Health Visitors' Association.
'Just reading Sleep has a calming effect...parents will feel supported and more confident...these feelings will be passed on to their baby, problem-free nights as a result!' - Dilys Daws, The Tavistock Clinic
Beatrice Hollyer wrote Sleep in collaboration with Lucy Smith, a health visitor with years of hands-on experience whom she first met when her own daughter was ten days old: 'Like a fairy godmother, she made my wish for a soundly sleeping baby come true.' Hollyer and Smith provide clear, sensible and effective advice on how to achieve peaceful, problem-free nights, from the first days of infancy throughout childhood.
Foreword Introduction 1 Sleep Before Birth: Pregnancy 2 Whose Sleep Is It Anyway? - Focus on Parents 3 Let Me Sleep: How To Stop Your Baby Sleeping 4 Early Nights: The First Weeks 5 The Core Night: A Turning Point 6 Food And Sleep: A Changing Relationship 7 Day Into Night: Habit And Routine 8 Good Nights, Bad Nights: Why Is My Baby Awake? 9 Colic And Other Problems 10 Golden Rules THE GOLDEN RULES INCLUDE: * Never wake a healthy, sleeping baby * Put your baby to bed relaxed and awake * Daytime sleeps are an addition to night-time sleep, not a substitute for it.