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The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program: Follow Your Child's Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps Spiral-bound – 2 Jun 2008
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The most novel, natural, and easy approach. Mairav Cohen-Zion, Ph.D., Laboratory for Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Finally, a how-to book on baby sleep from a scientist and a mother. Polly Moore understands the intricacies of infant sleep and is empathetic to the roller-coaster of parenthood. Sarah C. Mednick, Ph.D., author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life
"The most novel, natural, and easy approach." -Mairav Cohen-Zion, Ph.D., Laboratory for Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
"Finally, a how-to book on baby sleep from a scientist and a mother. Polly Moore understands the intricacies of infant sleep and is empathetic to the roller-coaster of parenthood." -Sarah C. Mednick, Ph.D., author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Kinder, Gentler, and It Really Works
Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here's a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep--as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby.
- For babies aged two weeks to one year
- Lessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and more
- Includes a guided journal for recording your baby's sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimes
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Top Customer Reviews
Even though you can sum up what you have to do in a page, the rest of the book is just a really interesting read - the stuff about sleep theory and body clocks talks to my inner geek.
Well, I thought I would try it. Day 1 I managed to get my baby to nap around 4 hours during the day by putting him down in anticipation of the 90 min window. Day 1 night he slept for three 4 hours chunks which is good for him...but Day 2 I also managed good naps during the day and last night he slept from 7pm to 4am!!!! So in 2 days we have success! We also haven't had a fussy period in the evenings like we usually do.
Its just a relief to know that it wasn't teething (husband's theory), the need for solids (grandma's theory), that my breastmilk is crap (granny's theory); it was just that the poor mite was knackered!
Thank you Dr Moore!
On the plus side, it has taught me to follow my baby's cycle and look out for his tiredness signs. I've learnt that, true enough he is an alert baby, BUT revolutionary to me - also extremely overtired - the poor mite! He fights sleep because he is SO 'over-tired'. For this reason, I wish I had heard of the book/concept earlier! I recruited all my know-how for getting him to nap - carrying/swaying, wrap/sling, pram and implemented a longer night time routine, and we moved him from cosleeping to a cotbed mattress on the floor. The idea was to get him well napped and a good night's sleep should in theory follow! I've actually logged baby's sleep for 9 days now - it's got a bit addictive! As a result of our implementations, we can report that baby now rarely has unexplained grumpiness! We rarely get 10-min naps now, though they are almost all 20-40 min naps and nowhere near as long as Polly Moore might suggest. Since moving away from co-sleeping, baby has slightly increased the length of time before most wake-ups. The book is useful even without implementing any 'self-soothing' strategies, which is basically either controlled crying or the gradual extinction (fading) version.
On the minus side, the total nap time still varies a lot per day - from zero to almost two hours.Read more ›
I found the explanation of 90 minute cycles interesting though, but didn't need to read the entire book for that information. Also in my studies I learned that baby sleep cycles are 30-50 minutes which doesn't seem to correlate with what this book is saying but I will look into that more myself as I may be missing something!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only thing I regret is not having bought this book earlier than at the point my baby was 7 mths old (and waking every 1.5h at night, every night). Read morePublished 1 month ago by MK
Great book. The 90 minute cycle has been spot on for our baby. We would never have guessed it by ourselves.Published 2 months ago by Liseebabes
Really good interesting read. My baby is happier after my watching for the 90 minutes cyclePublished 3 months ago by Laura Holland
Excellent, since implementing the 90 minute sleep cycle my baby has slept through the night, she is now 4 and a half months and still napping every 90 minutes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jolene
Useful concept with some interesting ideas. I find it difficult to put my daughter to sleep every 90mins but have noticed she wakes roughtkly every three hours so there could be... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Emma Parnaby
I have used this book to help with sleeping for my second child. My firstborn was an absolute doddle to get to sleep but your first child is easy as you only have one!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs A.
Absolute nonsense! Didn't make a blind big of difference. Just made me s very exhausted mummy walking the pram or bouncing baby every 90 minutes.Published 5 months ago by Umejei
The 90 minute wakefulness thing really worked for my little boy and helped me plan trips out. Also made me value the importance of naps.Published 6 months ago by vic