Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep LadyÂ®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them "cry it out" -- an option that is not comfortable for many parents.
Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber!
New material and updates include:
New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep What you can do to improve your baby’s sleep habits before 6 months New information on breastfeeding Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instilling healthy sleep habits for the family How to read your baby's cries
About the Author
Kim West is a mom of two and a clinical social worker who has been a practicing child and family social worker for more than twenty years. Known to her clients as the Sleep Lady, she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world gently teach their children how to go to sleep and back to sleep. She started training Gentle Sleep Coaches internationally in 2010.
from the Foreword of GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, Faith A. Hackett, M.S. Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Courtesy Staff Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital Staff Physician, Anne Arundel Medical Center “For all the parents who have lost countless hours of sleep trying the tough love approach of letting the baby cry it out, this book comes as a wonderful, informative reprieve…. I’ve been looking for a definitive how-to book on sleep that I can recommend without reservation. GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT is that book.”
Father for Life “Right after ‘boy or girl?’ the next question new parents often hear is ‘How’s he sleeping?’ After going through Kim West’s painless, practical, and easy-to-implement program, they’ll be able to honestly answer, ‘Like a baby.’ ”
Maureen O'Brien, Ph.D., author of Watch Me Grow: I'm One, Two, Three " From yoga to co-sleeping to twins, West provides novel advice and practical methods to help parents make the best sleep choices for their family."
Dr. David Kessler, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) “Parents and children alike should welcome this common sense, family-friendly guide to childhood sleep from birth to age five. This book will teach parents to gently start to shape a baby's sleep in infancy, sparing them the months or even years of sleep-deprivation that so many families endure.”
Parenting magazine “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT is the first book of its kind to clearly explain why bedtime is such a challenge for so many kids and their parents, and to offer solutions that won’t torture anyone.”
Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, author of It's Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night! and Get Out of My Life but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager “Kim West and Joanne Kenen have written a book that can only be tremendously helpful for any parent. Ms. West has an amazing knowledge about children and sleep. She gives very specific, very clear and very do-able suggestions for virtually every sleep issue, and she knows what works. If a parent has a concern about any sleep problem with their child, this is the book that has the answers. I found it wonderfully helpful, and extremely readable." Howard Bennett, M.D., author of Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting “A godsend for tired parents everywhere. I highly recommend this book to the parents of infants and young children who have a problem sleeper on their hands.”