The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy

The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy

by Kim West, Joanne Kenen

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Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady�, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them �cry it out��an option that is not comfortable for many parents.

Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber!

New material and updates include:

� New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression
� Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep
� What you can do to improve your baby�s sleep habits before 6 months
� New information on breastfeeding
� Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby
� Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instilling healthy sleep habits for the family
� How to read your baby�s cries

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013637696
Publisher: Sleep Lady Solutions, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 111,737
File size: 421 KB

About the Author

Kim West, LCSW-C, is the mother of two and a licensed practicing child and family therapist for more than nineteen years. Known as The Sleep Lady� by her clients, she has helped thousands of tired parents all over the world over the past twelve years to learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their child�s important cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve his or her healthy sleep habits.

She has appeared on Dr. Phil, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning, America, TLC�s Bringing Home Baby, and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Baby Talk, Parenting, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, and the Washington Post. West hosts the sleep section of The Newborn Channel, played in maternity wards in hospitals across the country. She has traveled the country, giving lectures on the importance of sleep for children.

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The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book when I had my first baby. I liked how the author had each chapter devoted to a specific age (newborn to 5 years old) and what to expect for a baby's average amount of daytime and nighttime sleep. In each chapter, there was also developmental changes and how those affect a baby's sleep. The beginning of the book talks about the sleep lady's eight rules of infant slumber. I felt this advice really helped me as a new mom to understand my baby. This book works; it has become my token baby shower gift! My first baby was sleeping through the night (bedtime 7:30pm and awake at 7:30am) at 12 weeks and my second baby was sleeping through the night at 8 weeks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked this book up because of a suggestion from the internet when i was looking for help on why my baby at 15 months wasnt sleeping through the night. I bought the book and did the steps and by the third night my baby was falling asleep, in her crib and sleeping through the night. It is a much gentler method than the ferber method and it really does work. This book is going to be my #1 baby shower gift from now on. Thank you sleepy lady.
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DonnerLibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight, Kim West provides a lot of information on the science of sleep as well as a program to teach children from newborn to age five how to sleep better on their own. The first four chapters provide a great foundation for understanding how children sleep and why it is so important to help teach them to self-soothe and to not rely on their parents to help them get to sleep in the middle of the night. Although I read the majority of the book for the purpose of doing this review, most people could then skip to the chapter that corresponds to the age of their child as much of that information is repetitive, simply adapted slightly for different age groups. The last section of the book also has some chapters that everyone should probably read on medical issues that can cause sleep difficulty, dealing with breaks in the normal routine, and taking care of mom and dad. The chapters about co-sleeping and twins and siblings will also be helpful for many families.One thing I loved about this book was all the stories from parents about how the Sleep Lady method has worked for them. It helped me know that I was not alone in not starting out quite right and showing me that we can still work with Elizabeth to develop better sleep habits. The stories also show how easily the Sleep Lady Method can be adapted for different parenting styles.West places a heavy emphasis on having a schedule and routines to help the child know when it is time to eat, sleep, and play. This gives the child a sense of security in knowing what is coming and what is expected of them West also acknowledges the need for some flexibility in these schedules and often directs parents to follow their instincts about what will work best for their child.Overall, I would definitely recommend this book for new parents or for parents who need help with their child's sleeping. Obviously, the earlier you start working on a child's sleep the easier it will be but West demonstrates success with her method with preschoolers as well. She packs a lot of information and advice into the book and it may be hard to remember it all for a sleep deprived parent but West breaks it down and makes it sound manageable.
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