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The Good Sleeper A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy's popular psychotherapy practice NYC Sleep DoctorCry it out or co sleep Bassinet or swing White noise machine or Bach How many hours anyway For something so important there's too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day This book is a straightforward no nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home This book is written for exhausted parents giving them immediate access to the information they need Reassuring and easy to understand Dr Kennedy addresses head on the fears and misinformation about the long term effects of crying and takes a bold stand on controversial issues such as co sleeping and attachment parenting With polarizing figures and techniues dominating the marketplace—and spawning misinformation across the internet—Dr Kennedy's methods and practices create an extensively researched and parent tested approach to sleep training that takes both babies' and parents' needs into account to deliver good nights and days of sleep and no small dose of peace of mind The Good Sleeper is a practical empowering—and even entertaining—guide to help parents understand infant sleep This research based book will teach parents the basics of sleep science determine how and when to intervene and provide tools to solve even the most seemingly impossible sleep problems

10 thoughts on “The Good Sleeper

  1. Alex Alex says:

    This is our favorite book about sleeping babies It advises all naps all the time the adage that sleep begets sleep is currently in vogue Its primary champion is Marc Weissbluth whose Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child I haven't read When your mother tells you to keep them awake during the day so they'll sleep better at night says Kennedy she is full of shit You'll make him overtired at which point his body will release adrenaline thinking something is wrong at which point he'll be beyond sleep in the crying zone and now you're fucked That sounds familiar oh parent doesn't it? Yes it doesInstead Kennedy recommends looking for signs that he's tired doing anything other than smiling delightedly at you is close enough and then setting up a careful series of Pavlovian triggers to make him fall asleep after about 75 90 minutes during the day and then all night starting around 7 pm This seems great because then we can just go out to bars Parenting is easyBut if you're still having trouble Kennedy also has this adviceThere will come a time when your baby is so stimulated by you that she can't easily fall asleep in your arms and possibly in your presence The time has come to put the baby downThe Old Yeller treatment sounds extreme but I can see how it would permanently solve the problem And Nathan's cutest days may be behind him anyway

  2. Brandi Brandi says:

    Janet Krone Kennedy's The Good Sleeper The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby and You is a must have for new parents This guide gives practical advice and information regarding infant sleep patterns and how to 'train' them with the best interest of both the child and the parents in mind The book is easy to follow along with and understand It is layed out well and information is easy to find This is better than resorting to the internet in search of answers as there is so much conflicting information out there Since Dr Kennedy is a clinical psychologist who also developed a program for sleep disorders as well as a mother herself she is definitely a person one would rely on for accurate information on such topics She presents information and advice in a straight forward fashion and addresses numerous issues from co sleeping to noise One section I know many parents can benefit from is where Dr Kennedy discusses bedtime routines and battles I know of a family whose child is transitioning from a crib to a bed so I will be loaning a copy of the book to them I would definitely recommend this guide to parents especially new parents to arm them for the battles ahead Doesn't everyone need a good nights sleep after all? I won a copy of this book from Goodreadscom in exchange for a review

  3. Victoria Victoria says:

    I'm recommending this to everyone I know having babies

  4. Katie Katie says:

    I’m not sure how to rate this because it was written well easy to understand nonjudgmental practical advice but I also don’t think I can do this method which is basically classic cry it out She seems pretty harsh about it but I guess you have to be when doing cry it out I don’t know when she talked about the vomiting aspect and the example of the kid who cried from 11pm 6am I was done There’s just no way I could endure those scenarios I did like her section about childcare and the way that she’s so straightforward and matter of fact Also I feel like she takes a lot of the judgement off parents for wanting their kids to sleep through the night so they can sleep She acknowledges that parents have needs too shocker But a lot of baby books don’t Anyway I liked the book but probably won’t use this method with my son

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  6. Jordan Jordan says:

    saved me in my time of need super readable and extremely comforting THANK YOU SERENA

  7. Genesee Hornung Genesee Hornung says:

    When I read the sentence Others get through multiple wakings before giving up and bringing the baby to bed at 2 or 4 or maybe 5 am that described us exactly The author very frankly explains that doing this actually encourages your baby to wake up freuently She has very practical advice and is straightforward in her approach I enjoyed all the anecdotal stories throughout and her step by step of how to tackle better sleep for my baby

  8. Joshie Nicole readwithjoshie Joshie Nicole readwithjoshie says:

    I read this intermittently before and after my daughter was born The book offers lots of helpful and reassuring advice She debunks the crackpot “Dr” Sears and his extremely woo based approach to sleep training and parenting She also takes a hardline stance on the dangers of co sleeping which is so important for all parents to understand

  9. Andrea Berardi Andrea Berardi says:

    I've been reading this book on and off since my daughter was born Although we have been blessed with an excellent sleeper this book has lots of science based tips for developing baby's sleep rhythms It also reinforces the dangers of co sleeping and promotes the safest sleep methods for infants

  10. Kristin Ely Kristin Ely says:

    This book had tons of specific small step strategies for easing your baby into independent sleeping based on their age and needs It was a bit of information overload to read about the various stages at once so I imagine it'll be helpful to re visit as we encounter major milestones It felt like a great starting point for me as a soon to be first time mom

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