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Precious Little Sleep: The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents Paperback – Oct. 18 2020
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Aren’t babies precious? So is sleep.
Your baby is capable of sleeping through the night and this book will show you how.
A whip smart and entertaining guide that focuses on WHY babies sleep the way they do, this book arms you with evidence-based and flexible tools that work for every unique situation so that you can teach your baby how to sleep well.
This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including:
- Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro
- Getting your child to truly sleep through the night
- Weaning off the all-night buffet
- Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping
- Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles
Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website, podcast, and groupPrecious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child’s sleep.
You’ll love the practical solutions and the way she presents them. And it works!
Buy it now♥
- Publisher : Lomhara Press; 2nd ed. edition (Oct. 18 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 310 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0997580828
- ISBN-13 : 978-0997580822
- Item weight : 458 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.98 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in Canada on August 22, 2020
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This book is useful for the chart it has that shows how much babies should be sleeping and napping at different ages... a graphic you can easily find through a Google search.
Beyond that, it wasn't very useful to me personally.
It is mainly a useful manual for cry it out sleep training, even though it claims to go through all possible sleep training scenarios.
I read it and tried everything in it. Ummm still waiting for it to "work".
The gentle sleep training methods she describes are so gentle and incremental most parents who don't want to do extinction training are using these methods already anyway. They basically consist of doing less and less of whatever you're currently doing to get baby to go to sleep over many days, weeks, or months. Yes. Months. Some babies will take months to "train" (or rather, to developmentally grow out of frequent night wakings).
The author also explains honestly that even trained babies will hit lots of unexplainable sleep snags because they're babies, so even your once independent sleeper may stop sleeping thru. That's possibly the most helpful information in this book. Spoiler alert: basically: babies dont sleep like adults. Don't expect them to.
I had purchased this book with the (completely unrealistic) hope it would tell me some secret that wasn't spelled out anywhere else and that everyone was conspiring to keep from me about how I could get my baby to sleep thru the night.... I hoped it would be the silver bullet to solving my baby's "sleep issues"... turns out the only way to truly make a baby sleep like an adult is to wait for a baby to grow into an adult haha.
So, moms and dads, if you want a step by step on cry it out extinction training? This book has it. Otherwise, batton down the hatches, and do what parents have done for generations: bring the baby into bed with you and drink coffee and cope til they learn to sleep on their own (and they all do, eventually. Promise).
After months of severe sleep deprivation, this book changed our life! Those sleepless nights seem so far away now, and our wonderful 2 year old sleeps 12-13 hours a night and naps 2-3 hours each day. ALL thanks for PLS!
The Facebook support group is wonderfully amazing as well!
Thanks, Alexis for making a book parents want to read, and for creating sleep plans that work!!!
I now buy this book for all my new mama friends, and lend it out all the time to my sleep deprived mama friends! It’s an absolute must have!
Alexis's humor makes the otherwise scary topic of baby sleep much more approachable. The wry asides and relatable comics remind me that I'm not alone and that this IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE.
Since 3 months, my baby has learned to sleep independently. Since 6 months, he has learned to sleep through the night without any wake ups. I 100% attribute these habits to PLS and the PLS Facebook group (created and monitored by Alexis, herself.)
I recommend this book to all my friends with babies.
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Our daughter would need resettling every 20-30 minutes in the evening for the first 3 hours of her sleep. We used the awfully named 'pull-out' technique and started to see results straight away. 3 days later we could put her down awake (and not crying) and she wouldn't need us again until the first feed 5 hours later.
There are lots of techniques in this book so you can choose the one that suits your baby and your situation the best.
I was struggling to find a sleep training technique that didn't involve leaving her to cry but the 'pull-out' technique from this book was exactly that. It worked much better and more quickly than I was hoping.
I read it when he was 4 months and my husband and I committed to his sleep training and it completely changed things.
By 6 months he had already mastered falling asleep on his own and now that he’s almost 1 he’s still doing amazing.
It provides excellent advice even on what to do when they hit their sleep regressions so you don’t go back to square one.
I recommend it to anyone having a baby for the first time or anyone struggling with their sleep.
For the first 7 weeks of her life, my baby girl was nursed and held to sleep including naps. We enjoyed it thoroughly in the beginning of course, then came Christmas holiday when it got to the peak point. Her sleep was all over the place, she’d wake up the minute being put down to her bed, and scream and scream after that when we tried to soothe her back to sleep on our chest. Countless nights of nervously tiptoeing around her cot made me exhausted.
Post holiday I knew I had to change. There are so many books about baby sleep and it’s so hard to pick. Thanks to those previous reviews here for this book, and the free Kindle preview, I’d given it a go and it has been a lifesaver!
What I like the most about this book is a clear understanding of baby sleep, why baby behaves certain ways when it comes to sleep and therefore I can adapt the methods that suits with my baby best. I also feel encouraged to help my baby sleep independently from 8 weeks, instead of feeling guilty I’m not holding her enough.
We saw change almost immediately from Day 1. Instead of nursing or holding her, I’d put her to bed when she was still awake but sleepy. With white noise and a consistent bedtime routine, she started to cry/complain less at bedtime and sleep much better and earlier. After the first successful week, I moved on to do the same with nap time and now she does 3 long naps and 1 short power nap independently each day. She also happily goes to bed between 8-9pm now.
I really can’t recommend this book enough, and thanks the author enough. All the advice is extremely helpful with lots of different scenarios so you can pick up what works best for you and your baby. We’ve recently done a short trip to our parents and were worried she’d not sleep that well but she did great. We brought white noise and did everything the same as at home. She’s so much happier now too that she sleeps and rests well.
Really well written, author is very funny! It takes things that you know about babies and sleep and just explains it all in a way that just makes sense, therefore making it so much easier to put in to practice.