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Baby and child care expert, Rachel Waddilove shows you how to nurture your baby into a pattern of sleeping that avoids those exhausting nights of broken nights sleep that drain new parents and new born babies alike.
This, the third of Rachel’s books for parents of babies, tots and toddlers gives you the benefit of her wealth of experience in neonatal, maternity and nursery nursing. As well as Rachel’s own experience, you get to know what worked and what didn’t for parents just like you, what resources are out there to help you, and how effective they’ll be for you and your child.
What ‘Sleep Solutions’ by Rachel Waddilove has for you:
• How to nurture your child toward regular, full nights of healthy sleep
• Creating a pattern of healthy, restful sleep for you as well as your little ones
• More enjoyment from your family life thanks to regular, good nights of sleep
• Essential guidance from one of the country’s top baby and child care expert
• Experience of parents like you solving the same problems of children and sleep
Rachel never lets you forget that you’re not alone; that many parents have struggled with children that can’t or won’t sleep, and leads toward a solution that’s right for you and your little one. For the childhood years of 0 to 5, this book shows you how to train your child be a good sleeper, and how to restore a healthy sleep pattern if it’s ever disturbed for any reason. Children's bad dreams, sleep-walking, and other sleep disturbing issues are related discussed and addressed, helping you toward a good and restorative night’s sleep too.
Rachel’s book is all about helping you to create the pattern of sleeping well that’s best for your little ones and for you, the parents, so that your whole family will sleep well and wake fresh each morning to enjoy life together.
Sleep Solutions: What you Get in Each Chapter
Each age related chapter, (see back cover details given further down this page) gives you the answers to the questions you want to ask and practical plans for the problems you need to solve:
• How much sleep should my baby have?
• How do I settle my baby and where should he/she sleep?
• Find the right sleep times and position during the day and at night
• What about sleep aids, should I use and dummy and when do I stop?
• What about sleep time toys, blankets, music and mobiles?
• 'Trouble shooting' – with a guide to treating, cholic, teething and nappy rash
• What about night feeding and disturbed routines
• Essential ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for training and settling your child to sleep
• For each age range – a complete day’s sleeping plan and hour by hour routine
"Rachel has a calmness, and knowledge about babies and children that not only helped me soothe and ease the journey for my son, but also for me! Her tips and advice are invaluable." —Minnie Driver, actress
One issue dominates the lives of may new parents… sleep. Why won't their baby sleep? What is the best position to put him down in, and is swaddling the answer? Are monitors – or even dummies – a good idea? What about the mother’s need for sleep, or the father’s, or the rest of the family? And how does the situation chance when the baby is older, say three to six months or coming up for a year? What are the sleep needs of a toddler, or an older child? And how should parents manage when the whole routine is thrown into the air, because the baby is teething or has been ill?
In this accessible and practical book, Rachel Waddilove gives the answers. In a clear, no-nonsense and straightforward way, she shows parent how to take back control. Babies need to sleep: adults need to sleep as well. Her advice will ensure peaceful nights for the entire family.
“When I was a brand new mother I was overwhelmed! Rachel has a calmness, and knowledge about babies and children, that not only helped soothe and ease the journey for my son, but also for me! Her tips and advice are invaluable.” - Minnie Driver.
Sleep Solutions by Rachel Waddilove was published by Lion Hudson in January 2013 and is our 23022nd best seller. The ISBN for Sleep Solutions is 9780745955735.
Secrets of Baby's Sleep: Expert Rachel Waddilove
Posted: Friday, January 11th
Foreword by Professor Stuart Logan (Cerebra Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh Medical School)
The Importance of Sleep
- Three to Six Months
- Six to twelve months
- Twelve to twenty four months
- Two to three years
- Three to four years
- Four to five years
The Spiritual and Emotional Needs of Your Child
Praise for Rachel Waddilove’s Previous Books
The Baby Book – How To Enjoy Year One’
"May well be the most sensible book ever written on how to bring up a baby." - The Observer
"For sensible, practical advice look no further than The Baby Book. Author Rachel Waddilove...has plenty of know-how to share." - Inspire Magazine
“The wisest book about families I have ever read.”- Daily Telegraph
"A calm, level-headed ream of advice from someone who has seen it all before…if you'd like a maternity nurse and can't afford one, this book isn't a bad substitute!" -Home & Family
The Toddler Book – How To Enjoy Your Growing Child
"I have frequently referred to it when having to deal with tantrums, sleep issues and eating problems. It is written in such a practical and down-to-earth way - a must for any parent". - Caroline, mother of 3
"This book is a treasure trove of information addressing all aspects of childcare and development including the common problem areas such as behaviour, sleep and feeding... " - Hazel Curtis, Consultant paediatrician, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Rachel's great skill is in distilling her years of experience into memorable 'tips' that are general to all parents and babies, yet relate directly to your situation. How does she do this? By knowing that while all parents face the same problems, the solutions that work for them will be different and require sensitivity and flexibility if they're to be effective and beneficial to parents, children and all members of the family. Here's a few of her tips, but for the best advice and encouragement, you need her book, 'Sleep Solutions'.
"Babies who are taught to sleep early on will be happy and contended and will generally grow up to be good sleepers."
"Remember that young babies will often cry when they are tired and ready to be tucked up for sleep."
"Rest when your baby sleeps – the housework can wait!"
"Babies are much more comfortable when tucked down in their buggy or pram, and will have deeper sleep, than lying in somebody’s arms."
"I believe it’s good for babies to sleep somewhere different during the day, to distinguish night-time from daytime."
"Never go to sleep with your baby on your lap on the sofa, as once you are asleep you will not be aware of your baby’s movements."
"It's important to remember how long your baby has been awake, as this will help you to know when she's ready for sleep."
"All toddlers under the age of 2 need to have a nap in the day and so do you! "
"For the first two weeks of life, babies will often sleep most of the time, only waking or being woken to feed. Sometimes they may only be awake for an hour at any feed time."
"Each baby is different, so this is just a guide: babies, like adults, vary in sleeping patterns and needs."
Rachel Waddilove is a mother and grandmother with over forty years experience as a maternity nurse, child-care expert, parental adviser and author. Now devoted to passing on her hard won experience to parents everywhere, Rachel has become one of the country’s most sought after ‘gurus’ in the care and well-being of babies and young children.
As a maternity nurse Rachel has cared for hundreds of babies. Her client families include members of parliament, royals, television and film personalities and celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow as well as ordinary families all over the world.
Neither a die-hard disciplinarian nor a zealous ‘liberal’, Rachel believes in love and care within a structured routine which suits the normal life-style of parents and children.
The eldest of six children and ten years senior to the youngest, Rachel was involved in caring for babies and children came from an early age! At seventeen, she trained as a residential nursery nurse with the charity Barnado’s in Kent. In the 1960s she worked for a time in St Thomas' Hospital maternity unit before marrying a farmer and having three children of their own.
The child care fashion of the time was ‘Demand Feeding’. Rachel noticed that babies weren’t settled and but struggling with sleeping and feeding problems. This confirmed her belief that babies and young children need the loving, but flexible routine to help them learn how to structure in their lives from an early age.
Now working again as a maternity nurse, Rachel also manages the baby and childcare consultancy, ‘Rachel’s Babies’, speak at different events around the country and runs ante-natal baby courses.
This book, ‘Sleep Solutions – Quiet Nights For You And Your Baby’ joins her other two books of expert childcare: ‘The Baby Book – How to Enjoy Year One’ and ‘The Toddler Book – How to Enjoy Your Growing Child’.
"In Sleep Solutions, Rachel Waddilove shows you how to nurture your little ones toward a healthy pattern of regular, restful sleep. One of the country’s most sought after experts in the care and well-being of babies and young children, Rachel helps you find the flexible routine that gives structure to children’s from an early age, and the assurance that you, the parents, will get the regular, restful sleep that you need too."
|Author / Artist||Rachel Waddilove|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (January 2013)|
|Edition||1st New edition|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Page last updated||20th December 2017|