The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night So You Can Too 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know

The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night So You Can Too 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know

by Jessica Linnell

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The average baby sleeps between 10 and 16 hours a day according to Parenting Magazine. But, for any parent who has raised a child, it is well known that these hours can come at nearly any time, with the least likely time being during the middle of the night. Coaxing and comforting a baby to sleep through the night is one of the earliest and daunting tasks that young parents face and can lead to raised stress and tension levels and a whole slew of problems for both you and your baby.

The tips in this book are designed to provide every parent with the knowledge they need to help their baby feel more comfortable in their crib and start sleeping through the night not only for the first time, but consistently for the foreseeable future. You will learn exactly how much sleep your baby needs and what traditional definitions of sleep have to say about children under the age of two, including how they sleep and what they need in their sleep. You will learn the rules of infant and baby sleep and how they may not fit into your traditional notions of slumber and why it is necessary to think carefully before taking any additional measures. The necessary tools you need for helping your baby sleep through the night, including the right music, the right food, the right bedding, and the right amount of attention. You will learn when it is best to leave your baby to themselves and when they need you late at night, and what kinds of sleep disturbing habits they and you might be performing that is keeping them from sleeping comfortably.

Experts in child psychology, pediatrics, and sleep have been interviewed and provided their experiences in the book to help all new parents deal with the trials and tribulations of a baby who will not sleep through the night. You will learn how certain developmental factors can affect sleep and what situations, however small, can disrupt sleep entirely. You will learn when it is not your fault and when you don t deserve blame and how things might change when your baby becomes a toddler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601386885
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 5 MB

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The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night So You Can Too: 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RTDickinson More than 1 year ago
<b>New Parents Survival Guide</b> No need to question how your new baby will sleep. Jessica Linnell&rsquo;s The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night So You Can Too: 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know leads readers into the book with basic information about sleep deprivation and why parents require sleep. The book gives important information that is easy to read, and Linnell presents the experts&rsquo; opinions. She clearly says what works for one family does not work for another. She continues the same set up throughout the book. Linnell gives important tips, and repeats important information&mdash;such as creating a sleep record as you would keep a baby&rsquo;s eating schedule. Linnell&rsquo;s book builds on why a sleep plan and training is essential. She presents statistics for wrecks caused by sleep deprivation, but does not specify the number in those statistics of sleep deprived parents. Vital information for the causes of SIDS assists new parents in preparing how to set up their baby&rsquo;s room and pick a program. Linnell stresses how important it is for parents to pay attention to safety over what baby items are adorable or popular. She analyzes every sleep method, and how they work. The book stresses it is important not to switch programs, especially in the middle of the night. Read the best tips of how to protect your baby and how you can sleep through the night, too.
CJBurke More than 1 year ago
Rest easy. Routine, consistency, determination -- and some very smart strategies -- will get you and your little one sleeping like a baby. The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night So You Can Too serves up solid, no-nonsense tips ranging from keeping a sleep log, to proven methods -- including the controversial &quot;let him/her cry it out&quot; -- to setting up nighttime and nap routines. A panel of experts weigh in throughout the book with their takes on the advice -- a helpful addition to judging how best to proceed with your own plan. Following the 101 &quot;tips and tricks every parent needs to know&quot; are checklists and charts to help keep you moving forward in the face of the unexpected and unpredictable. But when you think you'll never sleep again -- and what parent hasn't wrestled that demon -- there's this sage prediction: One day, your infant will be a teenager who'll make you miss the time you spent rocking her to sleep each night.
kosi_ekwu More than 1 year ago
This complete guide to helping your baby sleep through the night is very helpful. It gives you insight about how to give your baby a better and comfortable good night&rsquo;s sleep as well as yourself. You will learn about good resources to refer back to; current sleeping habits, determining sleeping problems, and establishing a routine. This book will help you will picking the right feeding times, to setting the mood for your baby, to picking out the right soothing colors for your babies sleeping benefits. Most importantly it helps you as a parent get more sleep to prevent stress. It&rsquo;s a good book to read during pregnancy to learn helpful tips and tricks while passing your trimesters. If you&rsquo;re looking for a book to provide you with the knowledge you need to help your baby feel more comfortable in their crib as well as start sleeping through the night; this book is right for you.
abates More than 1 year ago
Great book for new parents! The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night offers many different theories, expert advice and tips on getting your newborn to sleep through the night. Writer Jessica Linnell addresses and details four sleep methods in chapter four, which is very helpful for new parents and experienced parents alike. From the Cry it Out and Ferber methods, to 12 Hours a Night by 12 Weeks and the No Cry Sleep Solution, all methods are detailed for parents to choose what is right for their infant and family. Linnell also reinforces that parents must be persistent and consistent for sleep training to work. An important way to stay on track is to keep a sleep log during sleep training, including details like times the baby went to bed, woke up and other milestones like sitting up and rolling over. The book also encourages and reinforces that parents not get discouraged and to keep pushing forward to accomplish the sleep training goal. There are 101 tips for parents to take advantage of in the book but noticeably the popular swaddling technique was not detailed fully. Linnell also had the forethought to discuss how to sleep train twins and multiples. In Appendix A of The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, there is an example of a sleep log, a bonus for parents currently sleep training. All in all, the book really details all aspects of sleep training in detail and encourages parents. Helpful advice abounds and reinforces parenting tips for new parents and experienced parents get a review of some ideas they may have forgotten.
stclark81 More than 1 year ago
Parents - especially parents of babies - have an appreciation for sleep that the childless can never know. You can&rsquo;t fully appreciate eight or even six hours of uninterrupted sleep until you&rsquo;re forced to go months without it. Unfortunately, getting your baby to sleep through the night isn&rsquo;t always easy. While some babies start sleeping through the night early, others don&rsquo;t, and it can be very difficult to get them to that point. That&rsquo;s where this book comes in handy. The Complete Guide to Helping Your Baby Sleep Through The Night is full of information that will help you establish a healthy sleep schedule for your baby. Some of the advice is pretty intuitive - like learning to recognize when your baby is tired and putting them down then. Some of it is counterintuitive - for example, babies (and bigger kids) do NOT sleep better at night if they miss their daytime nap, and just letting them stay awake until they crash isn&rsquo;t healthy. One of the most important tips - found in chapter 6 - is establishing a routine. Babies are creatures of habit, even more so than adults in some ways. The absolute best thing you can do for your child&rsquo;s sleep is establishing a solid naptime and bedtime routine. For parents who are ready to pull their hair out because their baby won&rsquo;t just go to sleep (or stay asleep), this book will be an invaluable resource. I highly recommend checking it out.