Silent Nights: Overcoming sleep problems in babies and children

Paperback | March 3, 2005

byBrian Symon

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Few sounds are more disconcerting than that of a crying infant unable to go to sleep. The sound is particularly distressing in the middle of the night when the parents know that what the baby needs - and what they need - is sleep. Despite the best will in the world, and despitewell-intentioned advice, many new parents experience anxious nights with sleepless children. Nor is the problem limited to infants. Many families endure months or even years of insomnia because of their children's habitual inability to sleep. The consequences for the parents' health, well-being,enjoyment of their children, and in some cases the health of relationships and working lives, are considerable. Silent Nights provides a sensible, no-nonsense guide to how babies sleep and why they cry. It shows how this knowledge can be applied in practical ways to help the normal, healthy baby to establish sleeping patterns that will improve its life and benefit the entire family. The process is not alwayseasy, but most families following the programme outlined in this book will find that a good night's sleep is no longer an impossible dream.

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Few sounds are more disconcerting than that of a crying infant unable to go to sleep. The sound is particularly distressing in the middle of the night when the parents know that what the baby needs - and what they need - is sleep. Despite the best will in the world, and despitewell-intentioned advice, many new parents experience anxiou...

Dr Bryan Simon has worked as a general practitioner for two decades. He now works as a special-interest practitioner, seeing families with sleepless children exclusively. After five years as an academic he has returned to full-time practice, but has recently been granted an MD (PhD) in the field of infant sleep by the University of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.46 × 5.35 × 0.44 inPublished:March 3, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195517865

ISBN - 13:9780195517866

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Food, feeding and breast care2. Starting solids3. Sleep basics4. Sleep problems5. The essential advice6. The first six weeks7. The first two years8. Day sleep9. Dreams and nightmares10. Winning11. Losing it12. Failure13. Colic and other issues14. Sex and parenthood15. ResearchAppendix