Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage

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Finally, a no-worry, no-guilt guide to sleep. There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all sleep solution. That's why Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler provides you with the tools you need to come up with a customized sleep solution that takes into account your child's temperament, your parenting philosophies, and the rest of your life. You'll also get the lowdown on:
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Finally, a no-worry, no-guilt guide to sleep. There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all sleep solution. That's why Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler provides you with the tools you need to come up with a customized sleep solution that takes into account your child's temperament, your parenting philosophies, and the rest of your life. You'll also get the lowdown on:
  • the physical, emotional and relationship fallout of sleep deprivation — along with an action plan for minimizing these effects
  • what the world's leading sleep researchers have identified as the best-odds sleep promotion strategies for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • the science behind each of the major sleep training methods — along with the inside scoop on the major pros and cons, according to parents who've tried them
  • co-sleeping, partners in exile (in the spare bedroom), and other hot-button topics in the world of sleep
  • sleep transitions: from co-sleeping to solo sleeping; from crib to bed; from napping to no more naps
  • nightmares, night terrors, bedtime refusal, and too-early risers

Includes

  • checklists, charts, and sleep tools, including a handy sleep log
  • sleep books, websites, and organizations that every parent should know about
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470836330
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Douglas is an award-winning pregnancy and parenting author. She is the author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, The Mother of All Baby Books, The Mother of All Toddler Books, The Mother of All Parenting Books, and  The Mother of All Pregnancy Organizers (all part of the award-winning The Mother of All Books Series) as well as the two debut titles in the newly launched The Mother of All Solutions series: Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage and Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage. She is also the co-author of other highly popular titles in the pregnancy and parenting category, including The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss (both co-authored with John R. Sussman, MD) and Choosing Childcare for Dummies.
Ann delivers keynote addresses at parenting and health conferences across North America; teaches on-line pregnancy courses through WebMD.com; is a Mom Expert with ClubMom; delivers parenting workshops through the Ella Centre for Pregnancy and Parenting and workplace-based parenting training through Lifespeak Inc; serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for Invest in Kids; and is the president of Page One Productions Inc., an award-winning marketing and communication's firm that specializes in mom-to-mom communications.
Ann writes columns for Conceive Magazine, Glow, and CanadianLiving.com and is a regular contributor to numerous other pregnancy and parenting publications. She is frequently quoted in such publication as Parenting, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, American Baby, Working Mother, and Canadian Living and is a popular radio TV, and on-line chat guest.
Ann and her husband Neil have four children, ages eight through 18. Her children started sleeping through the night anywhere between three-and-a-half weeks and two-and-a-half years of age. (It was her youngest child who took the longest to start sleeping through the night.)
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Sleepless in Suburbia.

Why the Sleep Deprivation of Early Parenthood Comes as Such a Shock.

The Mother of All Sleep Debts.

Why Sleep Is Such a Huge Issue for So Many Parents.

How Sleep Deprivation Makes Parenting Harder.

Desperate Parents.

The Sleep Deprivation Gender Gap.

Strangers in the Night.

Sleep Is the New Sex.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 2: The Sleep-Deprivation Survival Guide.

Eyes Wide Shut: Maximizing Your Opportunities for Sleep.

Boosting Your Energy through Nutrition and Fitness.

The Secrets of Sleep-Savvy Moms: Ways to Make Sleep Deprivation Less Crazy-Making.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 3: The Science of Sleep.

What Sleeping Like a Baby Really Means.

Sleep-Related Milestones.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 4: Winning at Sleep Roulette.

Eight Best Sleep Strategies: What Every Parent Needs to Know.

1. Learn to Spot Your Child’s Sleep Cues.

2. Teach Your Baby to Distinguish between Night and Day.

3. Establish a Consistent, Predictable Bedtime Routine during the Early Months of Your Baby's Life, and Allow This Routine to Evolve as Your Child Moves from Stage to Stage.

4. Let Your Baby Practise Falling Asleep on His Own So That He Can Learn How to Soothe Himself Back to Sleep.

5. Learn How to Understand the Noises Your Baby Makes in His Sleep.

6. Make Daytime Sleep a Priority: Children Who Nap Sleep Better at Nighttime.

7. Recognize When Your Baby No Longer Needs to Be Fed in the Night and Start Using Non-food Methods to Soothe Your Baby Back to Sleep.

8. Remain as Calm and Relaxed as Possible about the Sleep Issue.

Sleep Survey Says.

How Temperament Affects Sleep.

Sleep Training: The Mother of All Hot Topics.

Why It May Be Difficult to Talk Sleep with Even Your Very Best Mom Friends.

The Big (Sleep) Talk: Discussing Sleep Issues with Your Partner.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 5: Bedroom Politics: Where Will Your Baby Sleep?

SIDS: Some Basic Facts.

The Bedrooms of the Nation.

Making Bed Sharing a Safer Option: Some Unofficial Tips and Suggestions.

Safe Sleep Strategies: What Every Parent Needs to Know.

Other Tips on Providing Your Baby with a Safe Sleeping Environment.

Location, Location, Location.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 6: The Real-World Guide to Solving Your Baby’s Sleep Problems.

Hush, Little Baby.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 7: The Real-World Guide to Solving Your Toddler’s Sleep Problems.

The Truth about Toddlers and Sleep.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 8: The Real-World Guide to Solving Your Preschooler’s Sleep Problems.

Desperately Seeking Sleep Solutions.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Chapter 9: Sleep Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know.

The Worried Parent's Rest-Easy Guide to Sleep Disorders.

Solutions Central—The Last Word.

Sleep Tools.

Sleep Tool 1: Sleep Problem Solver—A Six-Step Action Plan for Solving Your Child's Sleep Problems.

Sleep Tool 2: A Comparison of the Major Sleep-Training Methods for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers.

Sleep Tool 3: Bedtime-Resistance Checklist: Common Reasons for Bedtime Resistance in Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Sleep Tool 4: Reasons Why Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Wake in the Night.

Sleep Tool 5: 7-Day Sleep Log.

Appendices.

Appendix A: Directory of Organizations.

Sleep Associations: General.

Sleep Organizations: Sleep Disorders.

Sleep Safety and Juvenile Safety Standards Organizations.

Juvenile Product and Sleep Product Manufacturers Associations.

Major Pediatric Health Associations.

Appendix B: Directory of On-line Resources.

Sleep: Reference Guide.

Sleep Research and Sleep.

Sleep Problems and Disorders.

Sleep Health and Safety.

Moms' Sleep.

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