In Search of Sleep: Straight Talk about Babies, Toddlers and Night Walking

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Key Porter Books, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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"Is he sleeping through the night?" Put this question to any new parent and you`d better brace yourself for the response. In a society that equates a sleeping baby with a good baby, night waking has become perhaps the most emotionally-charged parenting issue of all. In Search of Sleep offers a unique and welcome approach to a timeless topic. Author Bonny Reichert - a journalist and mother of two - decided after her first child was born that waking to comfort a crying baby in the wee hours isn`t a mistake - it`s a choice. Here, she delves into the sleep issue with intelligence, sensitivity, and humour. Based on a survey conducted by Today`s Parent magazine. Reichert`s work is peppered with advice and sympathetic words from the parents of night wakers. Readers will find: - A review of popular sleep training techniques and the science of sleep cycles - An exploration of the myths that surround night waking - An examination of the effects that the generation gap, culture and expert advice can have on parents - A treasure-trove of coping strategies Encompassing a range of parenting styles and sleep practices, In Search of Sleep offers a refreshingly rational and open-minded antidote to an often irrational discussion.(2001)

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User Review  - anndouglas - LibraryThing

This is one of the most helpful books on babies, toddlers, and sleep that I have found to date. I've been recommending it to parents for years. It doesn't offer a prescriptive sleep program. Instead ... Read full review


Preface Confessions of a Failed Sleep Trainer
Unlocking the mystery of babies sleep
The missing link

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About the author (2001)

Reichert is a journalist who has worked with Today's Parent Magazine as a senior editor.

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