Synopses & Reviews
A fully updated edition of this 1997 classic on infant/toddler sleep, for the approximately 25% of parents whose children experience sleep problems.
This completely revised edition will include updated advice from Dr. Mindell on giving newborns the right start on sleep, an allandndash;new chapter on continued night waking and nap problems, clear and detailed guidance on conducting sleep training, new research linking sleep training to improved attachment, a new section on dealing with the child who reacts differently to each parent, discussion of sleep issues in multiples, new findings on sleep apnoea in children and the link with ADHD, and more. Other additions:
o research on the impact of babies' sleep on women's sleep
o handling nursing and sleep, based on the author's professional expertise and personal experience as a longandndash;term nursing mother.
o using focal feeding to significantly reduce night waking
o slowing response time to cries, allowing baby to return to sleep on his or her own
o the benefits of swaddling
o making the transition from bassinet to crib
o how feeding schedule changes affect sleep patterns
o pros and cons of attachment objects, or "loveys"
o dealing with travel, changes in routine (going to Grandma's), nightmares or traumatic events
o updated resources for bedtime books and internet support
The Classic Guide to a Good Night's Sleep for the Whole Family!
If your sleepless child is making your life difficult, you're not alone. Approximately 25 percent of all young children experience some kind of sleep problem. Help is here, with Dr. Mindell's proven method for teaching your baby or toddler to fall asleep on his or her own-and stay asleep until morning. Dr. Mindell shares the latest research and strategies, with reassurance and field-tested tips from her experience as a pediatric sleep expert and parent, including:
- Giving newborns the right start on sleep Handling nursing and sleep
- Making the transitions from bassinet to crib and from crib to bed
- Solving nap problems
- Dealing with night terrors and nighttime fears
- Sleep issues with multiples
- And much more
Dr. Mindell's method is simple, gentle-and it works! Sleeping Through the Night will help everyone in the family get a good night's sleep.
Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What's his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you getting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting.
Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children's sleep problems.
Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep.
About the Author
Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., is associate director of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University, and is the author of numerous publications on pediatric sleep disorders. She lives with her family in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.