Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby

Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby

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By (author) Deborah Jackson

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 22mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747565759
  • ISBN 13: 9780747565758
  • Edition statement: New ed of 2 Revised ed
  • Sales rank: 45,136

Product description

Only since Victorian times has it been standard practice for mothers and fathers to send their babies to sleep alone, away from the parental bed - often in another room. This book reveals how babies who sleep with their parents benefit by getting virtually a full night's sleep. The author explains the advantages of this radical form of baby care, including its benefits for breastfeeding mothers, reviews the history of babies in the bed and, through interviews with parents, explores attitudes to the idea. The book also contains a fresh perspective on the tragedy of cot death, as well as practical advice on how to sustain your sex life, hints on safety in the bed, answers to all the common objections and dealing with the moment when the baby leaves its parents' bed.

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Author information

Deborah Jackson is a freelance writer who has contributed to many newspapers, including the Independent, the Daily Mail, and the Guardian. She writes a regular column for Natural Parent. She is also the author of LETTING GO AS CHILDREN GROW (A 21st century edition of DO NOT DISTURB). Deborah lives in Bath with her husband, Paul, and their three children, Frances, Alice and Joseph.

Review quote

"I feel a good deal of sympathy for anyone who tries to plead for infants' rights. Deborah Jackson does so ... thoroughly" Germaine Greer, Independent Magazine