The Gentle Sleep Book : Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds
'This book should be called The Sleep Bible and needs to be in every parent's bedside drawer' Marneta Viegas, founder of Relax Kids
Are you exhausted by your baby's night-time waking or frustrated by your toddler's reluctance to go to bed?
Would you prefer a gentler approach than sleep-training techniques such as controlled crying or pick up/put down?
The first five years of parenting are filled with worries and preoccupations, but, for the vast majority, none of them is as pressing as the lack of sleep.
In this revised and updated edition of her bestselling book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith offers a gentle, effective prescription for addressing the common sleep challenges encountered by parents of newborns to five-year-olds. Treading a carefully balanced line between the needs of sleep-deprived parents and those of the child, Sarah offers reliable, evidence-based advice including:
*How long we can expect our children to sleep at each stage of development.
*Why much of the popular advice on sleep is inaccurate and counterproductive.
*How to approach common issues including frequent waking, night terrors and bedtime refusal.
Sarah's practical suggestions for each developmental stage include how to create a consistent bedtime routine and optimal conditions for sleep, the effect of diet, and how to use comfort objects effectively. This revised and updated edition includes new chapters providing specific advice on daytime naps (when and how to drop them) and how to take care of your own needs and emotions during the early years of disrupted sleep, because your feelings and health matter too.
- 26 Jul 2016
- Little, Brown Book Group
- United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
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About Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Katy is from Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Theatre includes: Orpheus & Eurydice (Insane Root, Suspension Bridge Vaults), Rocky: A Horror
Show (The Wardrobe Theatre), The Woodlanders (Hammerpuzzle/Cheltenham Everyman), Othello
(Stafford Gatehouse), Here Be Monsters (UK Tour), Hot Air (Tobacco Factory Theatre/Myrtle
Theatre Co.), King John (Hammerpuzzle/The Egg), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK Tour), Flood
(Bike Shed Theatre), Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Little Wolf/Loughborough Town Hall), Early
Doors (Edinburgh Festival) and The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Wanamaker Festival, The Globe).
Katy has appeared in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, including Tess In Winter, The All-Clear,
The Shining Heart and Writing the Century: The Dock. She has also featured in multiple episodes
of Poetry Please with Roger McGough.
On television, Katy has appeared on BBC 1's daytime drama, The Indian Doctor.
Katy has recorded numerous audiobooks and is a featured artist on Audible UK's Narrator's
Greatest Hits. She is the voice of the popular young adult series, Geek Girl.