Let's Talk About Your New Family's Sleep
Many parents worry about their child's sleep, and parents of new babies are often exhausted - but there is hope. This realistic, reassuring, and refreshing guide to sleep looks at sleep for both parents and children, and aims to empower and encourage parents to feel calm, confident and compassionate in their parenting. It has a wealth of references to explain how sleep happens, what helps adults and babies to sleep, and what we can do if sleep is impacting our lives. Without making assumptions, the author explains the research and offers suggestions of strategies that parents may want to think about, while leaving it to the parents to identify what will work best for them. It focuses on empowering the parents to work with their baby and trust their instincts in ways to find sleep a normal and comfortable part of the first year of parenthood
It strikes a balance between prioritising infant and child mental health and attachment, and being compassionate about the reality of raising a family in today's society, with social support and understanding often in short supply.
With practical and easily implementable ideas, and clear explanation of the many myths surrounding infant and baby sleep, this gentle and holistic guide is sure to allay many parents fears and help everyone in the family get the rest they need
Author: Lyndsey Hookway
Publisher: Pinter & Martin
"Hookway describes her book as being: ‘for parents who don't want to leave their babies to cry, but need some sensible and practical solutions.'"
"This book clearly supports and encourages breastfeeding. There is a whole Chapter (9) on the question of whether to leave babies to cry at night. The author goes through the available research on 'cry it out' and gently explains her reasons for not recommending it. "