In this updated edition of their acclaimed "Helping Your Baby to Sleep", child development specialists (and mothers) Anni Gethin and Beth Macgregor have created the most sought-after resource for new parents: a guide to understanding what babies need from their parents in order to help them to sleep.
They discuss what is normal and what is not, enabling parents to feel more confident about the decisions they make for their baby. The authors also present important new research into babies’ emotional and brain development, and describe techniques that take into account a baby’s individual sleep habits. Additionally they discuss numerous ‘sleep problems’ incorporating tried-and-tested advice from parents, as well as health professionals.
The authors oppose sleep-training techniques, stating that the ‘controlled crying’ approach creates stress for the baby with which they are ill-prepared to cope, and can also interrupt the bonding that occurs between parent and child. Examining the latest scientific research, they demonstrate how sleep training is detrimental for babies and can have serious long-term effects on a child’s neurological and emotional development.
In this valuable guide, readers will:
Learn why babies wake at night and need help to settle
Understand how early parenting choices affect a baby’s growing brain
Examine why ‘sleep training’ is risky
Discover babies individual sleep needs
Explore solutions to common baby sleep problems and
Find out how tired parents can create an essential support system!
RRP £22Anni Gethin and Beth Macgregor 2nd Edition, 2011 Paperback, 224 pages ISBN 10: 1921462256 ISBN 13: 9781921462252340g