Item description for Getting Your Child To Sleep and Back to Sleep: Tips for Parents of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (Lansky, Vicki) by Vicki Lansky, Chris Wold Dyrud, Giovanni S. Leonardi, Jill Meara, Virginia Murray, Kwang-Ching Liu & David Mungello...
Overview The author of Feed Me I'm Yours and Toilet Training turns her attention to sleep, offering new mothers advice on how to overcome the effects of colic, crying, bad dreams, and other common problems on a child's sleep time. Original.
This practical guide provides a wealth of hints to help a sleepless child get that much-needed rest. Whether it's colic, crying, bedtime, naptime, bad dreams, or the inevitable "I need a drink of water," the author suggests an innovative solution, from capturing the "scary monster" in a paper bag to discouraging sleepwalking with a bell on the doorknob. The book also discusses how parents can cope with their own loss of sleep and when, or whether, to let the baby into their bed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 6.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher The Book Peddlers
ISBN 1931863059 ISBN13 9781931863056
Availability 0 units.
More About Vicki Lansky, Chris Wold Dyrud, Giovanni S. Leonardi, Jill Meara, Virginia Murray, Kwang-Ching Liu & David Mungello
Vicki Lansky has been a trusted name in parenting advice and household hints since she first published FEED ME I'M YOURS in 1975. She collects practical ideas and offers easy-to-use information on issues ranging from recycling to ear-tube surgery to potty training. She has written for Sesame Street, Parent's Guide and is a contributing editor to Family Circle magazine. She has made numerous TV appearances on programs from Oprah to The View. Her books have sold over 6 million copies. Vicki is an author/publisher, mother and grandmother and resides in Deephaven, Minnesota. Illustator, Martha Campbell is also a freelance cartoonist having sold over 30,000 cartoons to hundreds of major trade and professional publications. She lives in Harrison, Arkansas.
Vicki Lansky currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Getting Your Child To Sleep and Back to Sleep: Tips for Parents of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (Lansky, Vicki)?
Great resource book Dec 13, 2007
My midwife first recommended this book after our first child was born. Like the other review mentioned, it is wonderful simply because it is simple. Just looking at it: it is not a big, thick book. No intimidation there! Then when you open it, you see short chapters, short paragraphs. So this is a great book for people who aren't great readers - which describes those of us with little kids who aren't sleeping.
I think the best quality of this book is that it has so many ideas. She doesn't pound one method or philosophy. This not only broadens the audience that will find something helpful (something for everyone), but it also gives one family many options to try. One method may work beautifully, and your baby sleeps consistently...until becoming a toddler! Then you might have to try a different method for that same child, who is now a toddler. Or the tried-and-true way you did things for child #1 somehow doesn't work for child #2 or #3 (!!) -- but Lansky can help you find something that works for each of your unique children. This book will supply the ideas and creativity you need when your brain is fried.
I had forgotten that Lansky refers to Hogg's "Secrets of a Baby Whisperer" until reading the previous review. Funny that these are the two books that I recommend to other parents. I find them both to be very practical resources.
An Easy-to-read Book with a lot of Helpful Suggestions Oct 15, 2005
Getting Your Child to Sleep - and Back to Sleep is an easy to read little book that is full of all kinds of suggestions for helping a child sleep through the night. It begins by explaining the sleep patterns that can be expected for the first six months of a child's life. It goes through some of the problems that could be encountered and offers a variety of solutions to try. Other topics that are discussed include naptime, bad dreams (solutions for these are quite good), colic, crying, and tips for the parent who is trying to deal with fatigue.
Getting Your Child to Sleep... is set up in such a way that exhausted caregivers can turn to a topic of interrest and read bullet-point solutions quickly, without being lulled to sleep by legnthy paragraphs. I personally found that to be quite helpful. I think that other busy, sleep-deprived caregivers would agree. There are also quotes from other caregivers sharing tips and other personal experiences that they had with their children.
There were only a couple of things that I didn't agree with. The first was a tip for eliminating night feedings. Ms. Lansky suggested having a child suck on an empty bottle. I thought that would make a child's tummy gassy, and therefore make the child uncomfortable and unable to go back to sleep. The second was her belief that the way to "change the deal" for an older child not sleeping through the night was to ultimately let him or her cry. She suggested, if that wasn't working, to check the child every fifteen minutes until the child fell asleep. (a variation on the Ferber Method). Even Ms. Lansky acknowledged that there would be those who wouldn't agree with that, and she suggested taking a look at Tracy Hogg's, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, for other solutions.
I liked this little book, and I would recommend it to caregivers who are searching for solutions for a child's sleep problems and trying to cope with the exhaustion that comes from being awakened all through the night.