Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

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Helping Your Baby to Sleep

Book review by Jane Palmer. It was a pleasure reviewing this book. At first I though oh no not another book on baby sleeping - but this book is important. Anni and Beth explore the science behind baby sleep and attachment and the development of a baby's brain.

Book review by Jane Palmer

Helping your baby to sleep - book cover

It was a pleasure reviewing this book. At first I though oh no not another book on baby sleeping - but this book is important. Anni and Beth explore the science behind baby sleep and attachment and the development of a baby's brain. Many books explore how to sleep train your baby without exploring the implications of advocating such a practice on the developing brain of a baby.

But not 'Helping your Baby to Sleep', inside you'll find out about scientific evidence that proves such practices are harmful to baby's development.

Also offered is information on gentle sleep techniques that take into account a baby's natural sleep habits. Information to help you respect the individuality of your baby and to help nurture them in a way that is optimal for the baby's wellbeing. With this book parents will be armed with information to help make decision about their babies sleep taking into account their own needs.

My only criticism of the book is that I felt that some of research evidence behind sleep and development was reinforced (repeated) in one or two sections. If this section was more concise and more information the practical aspects of baby settling I'd give it 5 out of 5.

This is a must have book for expectant and new parents.

Jane's rating ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ (4 out of 5)