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

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

by Melissa Guida-Richards


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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!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510745186
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Priming for Battle ix

Chapter 1 Safety First 1

Chapter 2 The Newborn Nemesis 5

Chapter 3 The Classics 15

Chapter 4 Cheat Codes 27

Chapter 5 Leveling Up 35

Chapter 6 Motion of the Ocean 47

Chapter 7 Routine Roulette 53

Chapter 8 Mini Battles 59

Chapter 9 Old Wives' Tales 67

Chapter 10 Crunchy Mama 73

Chapter 11 Biological Warfare 83

Chapter 12 Playing Hardball 93

Chapter 13 Parenting Armor 101

Chapter 14 Boundaries 107

Achievement Unlocked 111

About the Author 113

References 115

Acknowledgments 117

Index 119

Notes 123

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