Sound Sleep: Calming and Helping Your Baby or Child to Sleep

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, Feb 4, 2020 - Family & Relationships - 200 pages
Sound Sleep is a widely-researched book for parents with babies, toddlers or older children. The book is full of useful insights, inspiring stories, handy checklists and a variety of easy-to-understand skills and strategies for you to use and to remember. It includes vital research findings and knowledge from world- renowned baby care specialists.
It offers practical tips for soothing your new baby to sleep with touch, warmth and settling routines. It helps you understand the cues your baby is giving you all the time and how best to respond to them. It describes ways to introduce a day and night rhythm for you and your baby so that broken nights and sleep starvation can become the exception rather than the rule. The book offers strategies which have been proven to quickly comfort a crying or screaming baby or toddler. It introduces ‘Timed Settling’ for getting wakeful toddlers into the habit of sleeping through the night, and other tactics to solve older children’s sleep problems.
 

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Contents

CALMING AND HELPING YOUR BABY TO SLEEP
3
NIGHTTIME
19
UNDERSTANDING A NEW BABYS CRYING
35
WHEN CRYING BECOMES SCREAMING
53
HOW THE CRYING AND SCREAMING CAN AFFECT YOU
67
HELPING YOUR CHILD SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
77
TIMED SETTLING From 9 months to 3 years old or so
88
Toddlers and Older Children
107
AS CHILDREN GROW OLDER
123
FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
137
Swaddling
143
Help Support and Useful Addresses
149
What is Right from the Start?
159
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Sarah Woodhouse studied Social Sciences at Exeter University. On the Council of Amnesty International UK, she was the lead author of Teaching and Learning about Human Rights for Secondary schools. She worked with a Therapeutic Play Group set up by the NSPCC for mothers and their at risk children, and later with teenagers excluded from school for severely disturbed or violent behaviour. Sarah has also been the CEO of the Right from the Start charity for 35 years.

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