Bed Timing: The "When-To" Guide to Helping Your Child to Sleep

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HarperCollins Canada, Jun 1, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Why when is more important than how

Teaching your baby or toddler to sleep through the night can be a bewildering and frustrating experience. Should you let your child “cry it out” or follow a “no-cry” solution? Are you tired of endless hours of rocking your baby to sleep? Why won’t your baby stay asleep? And why is last month’s no-fail bedtime routine suddenly useless?

The key to sleep success is not which approach you take; what really matters is when you use it. Because your baby is changing and developing, your sleep strategy should change too. Timing is everything. For example, the Ferber method may work well for a 6-month-old baby, but it is potentially disastrous for a 9-month-old. Bed Timing walks you through the stages of child development, from birth to 4 years, and looks at their implications for changing bedtime habits. Authoritative, sensible and packed with informative case studies, Bed Timing is the essential companion for all parents.

 

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Contents

Timing Is Everything
How Your Child Feels
Windows of Opportunity
The Pros and Cons of Popular SleepTraining Methods
Sleep Setbacks and How to Handle Them
Acknowledgments
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Marc Lewis, Ph.D., and Isabela Granic, Ph.D., are developmental psychologists as well as the parents of twins. Dr. Granic is a research scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Lewis is a professor in the department of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto. Together, they have been guests on international public radio programs, spoken at international academic conferences and given educational seminars and workshops to parents and clinicians around the world.

Marc Lewis, Ph.D., and Isabela Granic, Ph.D., are developmental psychologists as well as the parents of twins. Dr. Granic is a research scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Lewis is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology and the Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Together, they have been guests on international public radio programs, spoken at international academic conferences and given educational seminars and workshops to parents and clinicians around the world. Lewis, Granic and their children live in Toronto. Keep up-to-date with the authors on their blog.

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