THE BABY SLEEP BOOK
WILLIAM SEARS, M.D., ROBERT SEARS, M.D., JAMES SEARS, M.D., MARTHA
ISBN # 0-316-10771-9
Little, Brown and Company, Time Warner Book Group
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Home & Family/Family/Child Care/Relationships
Many parents have a difficult time getting enough sleep when their children are young.
Care of babies and toddlers often occurs at times when parents would normally be
sleeping. This book gives them practical tips to make it through the rough times when
sleep is needed, but not forthcoming.
The book begins with steps and tips to get babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to sleep
better. Other chapters address different aspects of sleep issues, from the joys of
sleeping in the same bed as your child to show how to transition toddlers to a “big kid
bed.” Night feeding and weaning are discussed and the importance of father
involvement is stressed. Possible medical causes of sleep problems are also detailed.
Babies must be taught to sleep through the night. In order to do so parents must know
the proper way to teach. The often extolled “cry it out” method is not as effective as many
believe. This book gives other methods to help parents raise a more content and
I found the book practical and easy to understand. The doctors are respected
pediatricians who have written many other books on parenting issues that are sure to
give parents a better understanding of their children. I like the way they come across to
readers; as helpful and knowledgeable but not overbearing or condemning. This is an
absolutely terrific book that is sure to help many parents get much needed peaceful rest.
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