10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Evidence based, intelligent, thoughtful, useful book,
This review is from: Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping (Paperback)
This is a much needed work. James McKenna is one of the foremost researchers in the field of safe sleep for babies, so a book from him to guide parents is very welcome.
The book is divided into two parts - a discussion of the evidence, which is great for those parents who understand that nothing in baby rearing is black and white and who have the confidence to make their own decisions. The second part is for those parents who are feeling understandably anxious and may be at that stage in parenting where they just want someone to tell them what to do. A whole variety of situations which are not generally addressed are covered with a list of Do's and Don'ts.
It is not the polemic that some other books are - I shared my bed with my babies and feel it was right for me and many others but find several of them dislikeable.
Finally, it is a slim volume which makes it very accessible to the very people who need it most!