James J. McKenna, PhD, Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
You have a newborn, so sleep is impossible, right? Wrong! In the womb, babies sleep up to twenty hours per day. Clearly newborns don’t need to be “trained” how to sleep – they know how, and they’ve had plenty of practice. So why do most parents have trouble getting their newborns to sleep?
Elizabeth Pantley, a world-renowned expert on children’s sleep, created this guide to explain the ways we unintentionally prevent an infant’s natural sleep to occur, and to teach us the simple but powerful ways to maximize our newborn’s naps and nighttime sleep. Once you’ve learned the 15 Keys to Amazing Newborn Sleep you’ll easily make adjustments to how you treat your baby’s sleep. You don’t have to keep logs nor follow schedules or rules. Just by being aware of this information you will do things to improve sleep that you wouldn’t have known to do otherwise.
With The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns, you will learn:
● the things that trick us into disrupting a baby’s sleep
● how to identify the perfect moment for a nap
● ways to create a sleep-inducing environment
● tips to reduce the number of night wakings
● how to set the stage for great sleep throughout babyhood
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns was field-tested by 122 test families with newborns. Their input refined the ideas to make them easy to understand and follow – by even the most sleep-deprived parent. When you apply these Keys you can help your baby sleep well and peacefully. And guess what? When your baby sleeps – you will, too!
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About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Summary of the 15 Keys to Amazing Newborn Sleep
Part 1: Important Facts You Need to Know
Newborn Babies are like the Princess and the Pea
How Do Newborn Babies Sleep?
How Much Sleep Does Your Newborn Baby Need?
Where Should My Baby Sleep?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Part 2: The 15 Keys to Amazing Newborn Sleep
Key 1: Your Top Priority: Get to Know Your New Baby
Key 2: Have Realistic Expectations
Key 3: Learn to Read Your Baby's Sleepy Signals
Key 4: Respect the Span of "Happily Awake Time"
Key 5: Differentiate Between Sleeping Noises and Awake Noises
Key 6: Use the Soothing Sounds of Pink-Hued White NOise
Key 7: Set Your Baby's Biological Clock
Key 8: Ensure Adequate Daily Naps
Key 9: Understand and Respect your Baby's Sucking Reflex
Key 10: Help your Baby Make Friends with the Bassinet
Key 11: Swaddle Your Baby at the Right Times in the Right Way
Key 12: Give your Baby Opportunities to Fall Asleep Unaided
Key 13: Provide Motion for Peaceful Sleep
Key 14: Develop a Hint of a Bedtime Routine
Key 15: Live by the No-Cry Philosophy and Enjoy Your Happy Family
Part 3: Safety
Sleeping Safety Checklists
General Sleeping Safety Precautions for All Families
Safety Precautions for Cradles and Cribs
Safety Precautions for Co-Sleeping