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.

For every parent deprived of sleep by a restless infant or toddler, now there's hope. The Baby Sleep Book is the comprehensive, reassuring, solution-filled sleep resource that every family will want to own.

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 inapt 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 walking
  • sleep habits in special situations such as traveling, teething, and illness
Like all the books in the highly popular Sears Parenting Library, The Baby Sleep Book is clear, comforting, and uniquely authoritative. Its flexible, sensitive approach to solving babies' sleep problems distinguishes it as definitive -- an unrivaled book that offers immediate results.

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This book saved my life 4.5 years ago and still is my go to book now. My son has never had any issues going from our bed into his own. We love having our kids in our bed. They sleep better
, we sleep better and they are extremely independent children now. I can't imagine ever leaving my babies in a room to cry themselves to sleep. I highly recommend this book! 


A Restful Word from Dr Bill
Five Steps to Get Your Baby to Sleep Better
Fifteen Tips to Help Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep
The Facts About Infant Sleep and What They Mean for Parents
Meet Different Families with Different Sleep Plans
The Joys of Sleeping with Your Baby
Night Feedings and Night WeaningWhen and How?
NapTime Strategies That Work
Should Baby Cry It Out?
Hidden Medical and Physical Causes of Night Waking
Nighttime Parenting in Special Situations
Eleven Tips to Help Parents Sleep Better
Music to Sleep
Bedtime Books to Sleep ByFor Toddlers and Preschoolers

Moving Out Tips for Transitioning to a Big Kid
Twentythree Nighttime Fathering Tips

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About the author (2008)

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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