- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (6 April 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091912679
- ISBN-13: 978-0091912673
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.2 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
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The Complete Sleep Guide For Contented Babies and Toddlers Paperback – 6 Apr 2006
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"for an astonishing number of mothers, she has proved a saviour. "Gina babies", as they are known, are happy and they sleep" (The Daily Telegraph)
"The Delia Smith of parenting - draws on thirty years' experience to tell you how to nurture the perfectly happy baby - for the many thousands who've tried it, Gina's book is a Godsend" (You Magazine)
"'It is hard to overestimate the good she has done. She has saved thousands of parents from the misery of sleepless nights...How to reward this great benefactor of mankind?...My wife takes the view that only sainthood will do.'" (Peter Oborne, Political Editor The Spectator)
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Top Customer Reviews
One day a lady in the park recommended reading this book. I thought, why not, I have nothing to lose. Well, it was an eye-opening experience! After reading it - it made loads of sense - I went out and bought the Contented Little Baby Book too (I was warned off that book by loads of people, so I never touched it before 2 months ago!). That weekend I started putting him on the routines and used the advice from the sleep book and guess what? After a few nights, HE STARTED SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! I could hardly believe it the first night, but then it just continued. I feel so stupid for listening to all the negative comments about Gina Ford books, instead of reading them myself and making my own mind up. My darling baby boy is 10 months old now and he is an outrageously happy kid! We are seriously considering having some more children now...
If you are a new mum, struggling to cope with lack of sleep or simply someone who wants to understand their baby more, then I hugely recommend you to buy this no-nonsense sensible book. It is simply fantastic!
well i bought 3 differing books for 3 differing views on the subject:
this one obviously
Elizabeth pantleys no cry sleep solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night: Foreword by William Sears, M.D.
and dr marc weissbluths healthy sleep habits happy child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A step-by-step programme for a good night's sleep
I bought these books when my daughter was about 3 weeks old, she would not stop screaming! I'm talking 14 hrs continuous screaming unless on the breast. how exhausting. I was convinced it was something i was doing wrong with her sleep patterns. It turns out a little later that it wasn't to do with her sleep but reflux disorder. (thanks to Ina mays book for helping me recognise the symptoms)
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding.
these 3 books have many similarities in advice but also a lot of differences. I don't agree with Gina fords crying it out method or the very strict routines, but as a new mum i had no idea what a routine should look like, or what a feeding pattern through out the day should look like.
My daughters sleep habits have vastly improved with the recognition of drowsy signs, and implementing a loose Gina for routine.Read more ›
Thank you again Gina - you are a lifesaver!
Some people wouldn't think this was an issue but I wanted my son to learn how to sleep properly early on and Gina's sleep guide really helped us. She offers ideas & her usual real life stories to help you. There is no one answer as every baby is different and in this book Gina offers advice and I tried some of them that I thought would help my boy & didn't bother with ones that didn't seem to fit him. 10 days after settling on a wind down routine for him he now sleeps beautifully with the odd poor daytime sleep. He is 4 months and has slept through the night since 7 weeks and has good daytime naps.
As with all Gina books you can pick and choose the help you want but she talks sense and actually gives practical things you can do! Rather than other books I've read which offer advice such as 'let you baby tell you what they want' - I've never been good with that. If that sounds like you then I recommend this book for you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Useful information and good routine. Worked for my first and second child.Published 13 days ago by Anonyme
the best book i bought in a long time! it became my bible, although i didn't follow it word by word, i adapted it to me own way with all her fab knowledge behind me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lulu
An interesting book, but her theories would work if you choose to be a very strict mother. The book is also rather judgmental.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good book,very easy read.Didnt follow her methods precisely but used many of her ideas and adapted to my own.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read and re-read all the Gina Ford books before my 4 month old son was born and afterwards also. Whilst some of the book is helpful I do question some of the methods and what... Read morePublished 4 months ago by SP