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 read
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.
'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