“Elizabeth Pantley spins her baby magic! She towers above her competitors by showing us what babies really need, and how best to give it to them. ”
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!
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Elizabeth Pantley is the author of twelve popular parenting books, available in twenty-seven languages, including the best-selling No-Cry Solution series. She is known by millions worldwide as a teacher of respectful and effective parenting methods. She is a mother of four.
Table of Contents
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you have a positive pregnancy test start reading this book immediately! Then re-read it in the middle of your pregnancy, and then closer to your baby's birth. Why? - To make the ideas given in the book so natural that no one could confuse you with that popular "cry-it-out" parenting style! The book is written with a huge unconditional love to newborn babies. On each and every page you feel the author's encouragement, support, and expertise. The author gives options, shares her experience and the experience of other parents. Elizabeth Pantley helps to understand what is happening to a new baby from both, physiological and psychological point of view. She explains complex processes in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand manner. Listen to your baby, observe her cues, experiment with all possible gentle ways to comfort your baby, and finally develop your own healthy sleeping pattern that works for your baby (and for you too!) Elizabeth Pantley is a unique author, I always recommend her books to young parents suffering from a severe sleep deprivation and confused by contradictive recommendations. This book is a must in young parents' library!
I received this electronically, a format I don't usually read. I looked at it once and through the day was 80 pages in! This is definitely a book I want to hold in hand and keep available to look at from time to time...I enjoyed the beautiful pictures of sweet newborns! I read it in almost one sitting at first - so much sensible information and support tuned into mom and baby and their needs. Since there are no booklets of directions enclosed when parents bring home baby, we usually need to go on our own instinct, plus we receive (often unwanted and unsupportive) advice from everywhere-including complete strangers! I agree with another reviewer who said it should be read before baby is born, and it would be helpful to know all of the information beforehand for sure! For whatever reason, I never would read past birth when I read books during my pregnancy (especially first time) so lost out on a lot that could have helped me. I feel I was probably one who inadvertently woke my first daughter or roused her out of a light sleep in her cycle, or at least was very quick to go to her every little breath or move... I work with supporting moms and babies, and rereading this book every few months will keep me refreshed and remembering all her sensible and useful ideas, information, and techniques. Elizabeth Pantley includes acceptance and support for different babies and different parenting styles, including breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and family sleeping, and leaves open to you to try one thing at a time, and keep to use what works for you and your baby and family. It is excellent that she presents in that way; there are no HAVE TOs or dire consequences that you should or shouldn't try an idea (unlike advice you may get elsewhere that seems to be saying-"my way is the only right way!") There isn't right and wrong; there is just baby and family getting their best sleep possible-if that happens it is YOUR right way for your baby and family. Many techniques are simple, maybe common sense, but having all of them organized and together in one place is quite an accomplishment that Elizabeth successfully compiled.