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4.0 out of 5 stars Good on solving night time sleep issues, 28 May 2011
This review is from: Andrea Grace's Gentle Sleep Solutions: Teach Yourself (Paperback)
The things I liked about this book were: it did not make me feel guilty for having a non-sleeping baby (which many books do!) and she has a relaxed attitude to things like sleeping in a buggy / sling if that is what works for your baby. There are a lot of case studies in the book, so if one matches your situation, you have a personalised sleep programme ready for you.

Potential downsides (depending on your situation) were that I found that the advice is very centred on issues to do with breastfeeding at night and feeding to sleep. It has minimal information on napping, and other sleep problems such as early waking. With regards to feeding, she advocates full night weaning at 6 months. I found it hard to be fully on board with that recommendation.

I actually haven't managed to fully use the advice from this book - and there's the rub, it isn't particularly "gentle" and I think the decision to name the book with that word in the title is a bit cynical! She admits herself that there are only 2 main methods of sleep training: controlled crying and gradual withdrawal, and both will involve crying.

I don't think this book offers anything new, but it is simple and clear to get to grips with.
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