The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family

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Little, Brown, Dec 14, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Everything you need to know about getting your baby or toddler to sleep -- from America's foremost baby and childcare experts.

Babies don't automatically know how to sleep through the night; they need to be taught. The Sears family has learned from decades of pediatric practice, bolstered by their own parenting experiences, that different babies have different nighttime temperaments -- and, of course, different families have different lifestyles. Instead of espousing the kind of "one method fits all" approach advocated in other baby sleep guides, the Sears family explains how you can create a sleep plan that suits the needs of your entire family.

With a sharp focus on the practical tools and techniques, The Baby Sleep Book covers such topics as:
  • the facts of infant sleep vs. adult sleep
  • figuring out where, when, and how your child sleeps best
  • fail-safe methods for soothing a crying infant
  • how to make night nursing easier, and how to stop
  • nighttime fathering tips
  • whether co-sleeping makes sense for you
  • nap-time strategies that work
  • medical and physical causes of night waking
  • sleep habits in special situations such as traveling, teething, and illness

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To the point to start and very informative

User Review  - anapriscila - Borders

This book starts off by getting to the point because the author assumes you picked it up for help. Awesome! Then the book goes on to explain why this and why that, what happens when, what to expect. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - leadmomma - LibraryThing

If you are interested in attachment parenting/co-sleeping with your child - this book is a wonderfully helpful resource throughout the process -- from start to finish. I really enjoyed the practical ... Read full review

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William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

Martha Sears, R.N., is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, & breastfeeding consultant. She & her husband, William Sears, M.D., are the parents of eight children.

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