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Good Night, Sleep Tight

Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy
ISBN-10: 1593155581
ISBN-13: 9781593155582
$15.95 US · $20.00 CAN
Published: December 2009

About the Book

Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep LadyŽ, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them “cry it out”—an option that is not comfortable for many parents.
This book tells parents everything they need to know about sleep from newborns up through age five. It helps parents gently guide their young babies into good sleep rhythms from the start, laying the groundwork so that they can learn to “sleep through the night” when they are older. It gives tips on night weaning older babies, scheduling naps, and helping children discard the “sleep crutches” that make them wake during the night. For older children, the book helps parents know when to move from a crib to a bed, when to consolidate two naps into one, or how and when to give up naps altogether. It even has advice on how to deal with all those “curtain calls,” when older children want Mom or Dad to come back and tuck them in just one more time….one more time and one more time.
Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, The Sleep LadyŽ’s Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber!

New material and updates include:
•New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on Post Partum Depression
•Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and its relationship to sleep
•What you can do to improve your baby’s sleep habits before 6 months
•More information on breastfeeding, including:
oWhat is demand feeding?
oBest ways to wean
oHow to tell if your baby is getting enough milk
oInterviews with lactation consultants
•Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby and how to work with the baby’s sleep schedule and an older siblings schedule
•Creating a secure attachment with your baby while still instilling healthy sleep habits for the family
•How to read your baby’s cries so you respond to them appropriately
•How to pick the best sleep coaching methodology for your child and family
•More clarity on the key to sleep training success, which is consistency
•Interviews with experts on sensory integration and its effect on sleep
•Information on adoption
•How to co-sleep and still have your children put themselves to sleep
Kim West
About Kim West
Kim West, known as The Sleep LadyŽ by her clients, has helped more than a thousand parents learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their child’s important sleep cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve healthy sleep habits. Kim, a mother of two and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), has been a practicing social worker for more than twelve years. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Kim lives with her family in Maryland.
About Joanne Kenen
Joanne Kenen is a journalist and mother of two who graduated from Harvard University, then went on to report from Latin America and the Caribbean, New York, and Miami before settling in Washington, D.C. where she writes on U.S. politics, health care, and health policy. Joanne lives with her husband and their sons outside of Washington, D.C.

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