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Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle

A Parent's Sleep Guide for Infants and Toddlers

Melissa Guida-Richards


List Price: 14.99*
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"Is your baby sleeping through the night?"

This is the worst question you could ever ask a parent. Seriously.

And news flash! Even if your child is sleeping through the night this week, that doesn’t mean they will be for much longer. Every other week, babies are teething, experiencing a growth spurt, or entering a dreaded sleep regression.

Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle is a concise and humorous tool that even the most sleep-deprived parents will love. It contains the meat and potatoes of sleep solutions for your baby that you can digest easily in the middle of the night, without worrying about heartburn.
Sleep is something all humans need, but at a point in every baby’s life, they will refuse to sleep like it’s their job. That leads to very exhausted parents and caregivers. Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle is written from the realistic perspective of a mom in the trenches—just like you. (And you, too, Dad.) It will provide you with dozens of easy, budget-friendly ways to help get your baby to sleep, gathered from the most recommended parenting books, blogs, and viral posts. Melissa has done the research so you don't have to spend precious time desperately Googling during your next 3 a.m. wake-up call.
Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle includes more than ninety tips and tricks and discusses common nighttime hurdles such as:
  • Sleep training
  • Getting baby to nap when they don’t want to
  • Weaning babies who breastfeed to sleep
  • Handling sleep regressions like a champ
  • and more!

Praise For Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle: A Parent's Sleep Guide for Infants and Toddlers

“Sounds like the most valuable book everrrrrrrr.” —Scary Mommy

"Any parent knows that one of the first things you start to worry about when you have a new baby is SLEEP. It's crucial for a mom's sanity and survival to get your baby (and yourself) some sleep. This guide will help you figure it all out easily and with a good dose of humor, too."  —Meredith Ethington, author of Mom Life: Perfection Pending

Bedtime, The Ultimate Battle was the perfect read as I prepare to give birth to my second baby. This book includes great tips, packed with the right amount of humor and honesty. I love that each chapter is actionable, and comes with a checklist to keep track of what works best for you. I will definitely be using this advice as I re-embark on the adventure of getting Baby #2 to sleep through the night." —Melissa Bender, of Bender Fitness

"A wonderful book for any parent seeking that all-elusive sleep. Excellent and practical tips to win the bedtime battle!" —Rachel Tomlinson, author of Teaching Kids to Be Kind
"I loved this book because it is from a MOM standpoint. She used so much humor that made me feel better, and she came from a point of view of just being human! It made me feel better about myself and my parenting abilities, and to see that this is something EVERY mom struggles with! While most books are matter-of-fact and statistics and figures, her take on it was so down to earth and reminds us that we are all human and that it is OKAY to be exhausted, it is OKAY to be frustrated, and it is OKAY to need help!" —Messy Buns and Mom Jeans

Skyhorse, 9781510745186, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

About the Author

Melissa Guida-Richards is an author, wife, and stay-at-home mother to two beautiful boys. She has a bachelors of arts in psychology and criminal justice, which honed research skills that became essential to her success as a millennial mama. Her blog, Spoonie-Mama, chronicles her experiences as a toddler mama with chronic pain and her journey of self-discovery as an adoptee. You can find her writing on the Huffington Post, Motherly, Her View From Home, That's Inappropriate, and Scary Mommy. She resides in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.