The Sleep Lady??s Good Night, Sleep Tight

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-22
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
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West has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep. This new and revised edition features information on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression, and more.

Author Biography

Kim West, LCSW-C, is the mother of two and a licensed practicing child and family therapist for more than sixteen years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has helped thousands of tired parents all over the world over the past twelve years to learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their child’s important cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve his or her healthy sleep habits.

She has appeared on Dr. Phil, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning, America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby, and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Baby Talk, Parenting, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, and the Washington Post. West hosts the sleep section of The Newborn Channel, played in maternity wards in hospitals across the country. She has traveled the country, giving lectures on the importance of sleep for children.

She lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Foreword to the First Editionp. xvii
Introduction: Meet the Sleep Ladyp. 3
The Sleep Lady Systemp. 15
Getting Started and Tips for Successp. 27
Lessons from Itsy Bitsy Yogap. 43
Sleep Basicsp. 49
The Right Start for Newborns and Infantsp. 55
Newborn to Five Monthsp. 79
Six to Eight Monthsp. 111
Nine to Twelve Monthsp. 145
Thirteen to Eighteen Monthsp. 174
One and a Half to Two and a Half Years Oldp. 203
Two and a Half to Five Years Oldp. 244
Whose Bed Is It Anyway? Making Choices About Bedsharing and Roomsharingp. 291
Helping Twins and Siblings Sleepp. 316
Nightmares, Night Terrors, and Sleepwalkingp. 331
Medical Problemsp. 339
Routine Busters: Dealing with Travel, Illness, and Life's Other Disruptionsp. 357
Problem Solving and Taking Care of Moms and Dadsp. 376
Appendix: Safe Sleeping Recommendations for Babiesp. 397
Resource Directoryp. 400
Photo Creditsp. 408
Indexp. 409
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