Helping Baby Sleep
Helping Baby Sleep
The Science and Practice of Gentle Bedtime Parenting
Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587613401, 205pp.
Publication Date: July 21, 2009
Learn why babies wake at night and need help to settle
Understand how early parenting choices affect a baby's growing brain
Examine why sleep training is risky, both in the short and long terms
Discover how to create an effective sleep routine and safe sleeping environment
Explore common baby sleep problems and how to cope with them
Find out how tired moms and dads can build a support system (and stay sane)
Sensitive, responsive parenting establishes a powerful bond between baby and parent--a connection that lays the foundation for healthy emotional and psychological development. Filled with scientific evidence, stories from parents, and testaments from infant mental health authorities, Helping Baby Sleep gives conscientious moms and dads the insight and practical tools to help their babies thrive.
Helping Baby Sleep offers tired parents fresh ideas about how to deeply connect with their infant or toddler to support the transition from wakefulness to sleep. The book is filled with beautifully translated, science-based concepts that are made accessible to parents of all backgrounds. The authors have done a masterful job of elucidating the importance of relationships in shaping the brain. Enjoy and sleep well
--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, and coauthor of Parenting from the Inside Out
Gethin and Macgregor have boldly and successfully waded into the complex issues of infant sleep, creating a guide that gives parents hope and support. A magnificent gift to mothers and fathers--superb.
--Michael Trout, MA, director of the Infant-Parent Instit.
“an excellent attachment-parenting guide to regulating little ones’ sleep without making them ‘cry it out.’”
“Too often parenting books, especially those on infant sleep, give advice incongruent with child and parent’s needs. Helping Baby Sleep stands out with its positive approach to infant sleep. ...The informal writing style makes even the scientific information easy to read.”
—Journal of Human Lactation, International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)