Precious Little Sleep

Precious Little Sleep : The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents

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Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all when you're not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child's sleep.

This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including:

Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro Getting your child to truly sleep through the night Weaning off the all night buffet Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles

If you're looking for practical solutions to improve your child's sleep in a book that won't put you to sleep, this is for you!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 472g
  • English
  • 18 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0997580801
  • 9780997580808
  • 95,923

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"In the pages of this book, Alexis Dubief becomes the friend that we all wish we had to guide us through the mysterious world of infant sleep. Her advice is grounded in science and bolstered by her experience working with many families, but it's also practical and empathetic, and best of all, FUNNY. She's created an indispensable guide that is a pleasure to read, even - or especially - for sleep-deprived parents."

Alice Callahan, PhD, author of The Science of Mom

"This is a book I will recommend to every parent I work with. Precious Little Sleep captures Alexis's common sense approach to sleep, along with her delicious sense of humor, compassion and straight talk to help any parent who is looking to begin their parenting journey with a plan for supporting their child's healthy sleeping habits and for parents already "in the soup" when it comes to baby and sleep. It is a book long overdue and is sure to bring comfort, to parents longing for answers and solutions concerning kids and sleep."

Vicki Hoefle, author of Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

"Dubief's book is as no-nonsense yet funny and compassionate as the blog that led to it. It's the most thorough book on baby sleep out there that relies heavily on the evidence, doesn't force advice on parents or patronize them, and, above all, doesn't pile on the guilt. Dubief speaks with an authority borne of experience and relying heavily on the most current scientific research -- without the bias of cherrypicking studies found in so many other baby sleep books. With super-short, digestible sections and lists galore, the book is specially formatted for the reduced cognitive abilities of the most sleep-deprived zombie-parents. And since almost no new parent can read a book cover-to-cover, a quick guide even suggests what to read first based on the reader's situation. Dubief's anecdotes reassure parents that they're not alone but that hope exists for a (quasi-)normal life again. Her upbeat, understanding tone never speaks over parents' heads or down to them. In short, she gets it. And for that, every reader will be grateful."

Tara Haelle, coauthor of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years

"If you have a baby, you need to laugh and you need to sleep. Maybe in that order. Precious Little Sleep gives you seriously large doses of both. Alexis Dubief's hilarious, no-nonsense approach to baby sleep pretty much saved my life."

Tracy Cutchlow, author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science

"I admit to not having always abided by the sleep rules with my children, but I would have been much more likely to do so had I read something that presented them with such humor. Despite the author's childhood dream of becoming "a professional horse jockey millionaire who marries Erik Estrada," her thoughtfulness and easy-to-digest writing makes me glad she opted for the "lady who writes a sleep book" path instead. "

Raquel d'Apice, author of Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You never Saw Coming
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