- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New ed of 2 Revised ed edition (7 July 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747565759
- ISBN-13: 978-0747565758
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby Paperback – 7 Jul 2003
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
Current Western parenting advice, says Deborah Jackson, stresses the need to minimise the "bother" that children cause; Jackson claims that this culture views the child as a potentially dominating personality that could undermine parental authority when older and emphasises that this tendency needs to be trained out of them early. The author disputes the scientific basis for such claims, and such a culture, and appeals to parents to trust their own instincts. Using extensive research she puts the case for a child-orientated approach to parenting.
This book is controversial, thought-provoking, carefully researched and passionately argued. It is extremely interesting, and, even if you don't accept all her conclusions, will definitely prompt the reader to reassess their own expectations of the parent-child relationship. --Alison Jardine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'A practical guide on how to get some sleep when there is always a little person around during the night' -- Mother
'An impeccably researched rulebook for the thoroughly modern mother ... lively, impressive' -- Daily Mail
'Draws on startling medical and historical evidence' -- Daily Star
'Jackson provides intellectual justification for what we already instinctively felt was right' -- The Times Magazine
'Read this book before you have your baby if you can - if not, read it anyway' -- Australia's Parents
Inside This Book(Learn More)
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
It opens up the possibility of a more nurturing, natural way for you and your baby.
Reading this book allowed me to trust my instincts, to reaslise that humans have been having babies for their entire history and that actually, sleeping right next to mummy and daddy is the safest, most emotionally secure place for baby to be. It explains the benefits to both parents and baby; explains how natural it is to sleep next to each other and how safe it can be.
I co-slept with two out of three of my children, I can not put into words how I so wish I had read this book before I'd had my first baby. It saddens me to realise how much we both lost as a result of not having known how safe co-sleeping is.
Do yourself, your children and your heart a favour, read this book and make a more informed choice about co-sleeping.
After reading this book I just got on with co sleeping and enjoyed it. At about 8 mths she went into her cot, right next to my bed, without any upset. This is working well for us. But if she wants to she comes in with me.
All parents should read it, even if just to balance their views.
my only criticism is the practicalities chapter doesn't really explain about bed covers enough, which was one of my main concerns. this book is about so much more than co-sleeping though.
That said, the book does go too far in places. Ideas such as the reason why the US and Russia are the most aggressive nations on earth (it's a little out-dated) is because it is in these countries where co-sleeping rates are lowest, demonstrate that the book's agenda is clear, and not quite as scientifically based as it appears. I expect that most members of the Taliban slept in their parents' beds as that's what happens in Central Asia - and look how they turned out!
I also think that there is far more to bringing up happy, confident children than co-sleeping, whereas both the book and other reviewers seem to think that co-sleeping guarantees this. I was left to cry as a baby, as was my husband, as that was what our mothers thought was best in the mid-1970s. However, we are both happy, secure and independent people, and apart from a couple of blips as teenages, always have been. We both have wonderful parents whose love was unending and unquestioned, and who always treated us fairly and with respect.
Finally, the book doesn't really deal with day time napping. My son sleeps brilliantly in a sling (Tinokis, an Isreaeli brand - fantastic) and I love love love carrying him around. However, I can't carry him all the time, as the book advocates. It's just not practical given our current lifestyles where, rightly or wrongly, we have so much else to deal with on a daily basis.Read more ›
My daughter fed every 2 hours day and night for the first 8 weeks and co-sleeping meant I felt fine in the day. I didn't have any of the normal complaints about screaming babies at night time. It was a joy and still is.
At 12 weeks I decided to start a bedtime routine and she started to sleep in her cot. The transition went so smoothly. She is 4 months old now and still has one night time feed which I often do in bed and co-sleep until morning.
I still got the frowns when I told people about co-sleeping but this book gave me the confidence to admit to it and argue its benefits. I can't recommend this book highly enough to new mums. Go with your insticts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book - looks at lots of different angles on co-sleeping and benefits of skin on skin contact - really important read if you are considering this in order to co-sleep safely.Published 3 months ago by Plato's Symposium
Slight bias towards bed sharing, so take the title at face value and don't read it if you are likely to be offended by the idea!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by lucy elson
I have recommended this book to a friend and have recently had a message back with a huge thankyou as has completely given her the reassurance she needed and that if she had book... Read morePublished 5 months ago by natalie templar
A brilliant read if you, like me, feel that the popular trend to let your little one cry their hearts out ( and mummy too! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Claire
This book was a great help during the early days of co-sleeping - something we didn't really plan to do but just happened. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Braban
Wish I had read this when my little boy was tiny. It's a great read, with some great stats in it. As well as good information about people around the world.Published 8 months ago by Rachel
Three in a bed is a wonderful book about the benefits of bed sharing and physical closeness with your baby. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alison Campbell