- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Hamlyn (15 Sept. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0600613453
- ISBN-13: 978-0600613459
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
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- #596 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Psychology & Psychiatry > Social & Developmental Psychology > Child & Developmental
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Teach Your Child to Sleep: Solving Sleep Problems from Newborn Through Childhood (Hamlyn Health) Paperback – 15 Sep 2005
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"What is brilliant about this book is the way the authors steer
readers away from bad habits from the very start"
-- Families upon Thames
Make sleep deprivation a thing of the past with effective, tried-and-tested solutions. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I ended up buying the No Cry Sleep Solution and Gentle Sleep Book instead. With the No Cry Sleep Solution book it took a little longer (1 month rather than 2-3 weeks) but my daughter slept much better without all the tears!!! Sleep training doesn't need to be harsh, it can be gentle. Shame this book doesn't give more gentle solutions alongside the break-the-child solutions.
It still deserves 2 stars though because it did have good information about how children's sleep develops.
I would advise anyone thinking of using cry it out or controlled crying methods to read this article first: [...]
I would also say not to use this book!
Other than the section on controlled crying there are snippets of good advice but the advice is limited and not detailed enough. There are far better researched books out there.
If you cut out the theory bits, the 'why is sleep important' (I was too tired to read that chapter) then you can probably digest the sections relevant to your child's age and particular sleep problems in 30-45 minutes flat. And, to me, that's worth the money because I don't have time for a long self help book.
There were few surprises in the book. Any conversations with mums/dads about sleep will bring up most of the techniques in here. But what it does do very well is show you how to introduce them in a way that is gentler on the child, and combine the techniques in an effective way.
For example, it discusses the relative pros and cons of controlled crying versus gradual withdrawal, then goes on to give you a sleep plan combining either with other techniques like the Sleep Fairy (which was new to me, and worth the cost of this book alone!).
How to pick a sleep plan, how to introduce it, run with it, and finally remove it as the child's sleeping improves. Without the fluff and filler of other parenting books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
worked very well for us, went from being woken 5x per night to 11 hours of sleep and sleeping better in the day - child is 15 months oldPublished 2 months ago by Dr. S. D. Kaufman
Great to help with sleep problems. The downside it is the advice is not evidence based.Published 5 months ago by SJP
This isn't a book I would recommend to anyone. The so-called advice to let your child 'cry it out' is simply neglect in my eyes and I quote: "what if my child vomits? Read morePublished 9 months ago by megs
Disgusting. Uses controlled crying and gives advice such as... its fine if they are sick just clean them up and leave them, and it's fine if they cry for an hour! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think the book should be renamed 'teach your child that you will not care, tend or meet its needs throughout the night'. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mrs W
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