Throughout history and across cultures, sleeping with your baby has been the norm. Yet, in our modern world, the practice is fraught with questions, fear, and guilt. In Safe Infant Sleep, a globally recognized cosleeping authority explores why health professionals broadly recommend against all forms of cosleeping, shares the latest scientific research on the benefits of the practice, and helps you determine the best cosleeping arrangement for your family--from breastsleeping to room sharing.
"Roughly one third of our lifetime is - or should be - spent asleep; yet despite the expansive scientific knowledge gained in many fields (i.e., psychology, neurophysiology) about our wake state, only relatively recently have we begun to catch up with the study of sleep. As Tom Roth, former editor of the journal Sleep, put it, "It's analogous to going to Mars with a third of the Earth's surface still unexplored" .Sleep is a strange experience, playing tricks on our consciousness. Sometimes within only a couple minutes of dozing off, we can go through a plethora of vivid and complex experiences. Alternatively, we may lapse into what feels like a total absence of consciousness, a jump in time, waking after a long slumber with no memory of the last eight hours. Sleep does not bend time, but without a doubt, it alters our consciousness. It is, therefore, no surprise that most people enjoy sleeping - when we sleep, we no longer feel the toothache, headache or the heartache that we suffer when awake"--
Discover the best baby sleep method—gentle, science-backed, and inspired by the latest Nobel Prize–winning research—that shows you how to get your baby to sleep through the night naturally. Sleep—or the lack of it—is one of the most crucial issues for new parents. Newborn babies typically wake every two to three hours, and there’s nothing bleary-eyed, exhausted parents want more than a night of uninterrupted sleep. But while there’s plenty of advice out there, there is nothing that’s based on the latest cutting-edge research about sleep—until now. In How Babies Sleep, Sofia Axelrod, PhD—neuroscientist, sleep consultant, and mother of two—introduces the first baby sleep method that is truly rooted in the science of sleep. After having her first child, Axelrod realized that the typical baby sleep advice conflicted with the actual science of sleep, inlcuding the findings from her mentor’s Nobel Prize–winning sleep lab. She developed her transformative method based on the latest discoveries about our body’s circadian clock and how it is disturbed by light and other external stimuli. After seeing incredible results with her own babies, she has since counseled countless families in her groundbreaking method—which works with babies’ needs and helps little ones learn to self-soothe, fall asleep more easily, and stay asleep through the night. You’ll discover helpful tips that work, and learn: why using a red lightbulb (instead of a regular one) in the nursery at night can minimize wakings; why the age-old advice “don’t wake a sleeping baby” isn’t true; how to create a healthy routine; how to sleep train gently with minimal crying (under two minutes); and so much more in this revolutionary and effective book that will help both you and your baby enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Seventh Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Additionally, the Seventh Edition is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents never to let their baby sleep in an adult bed--contrary to thousands of years of childrearing practices! A worldwide recognized co-sleeping authority wants parents to know that their babies are dramatically safer and healthier when put to bed in a safe, family sleeping environment. Walking readers through the important steps to creating a safe family bed, this book provides the latest information on the scientific benefits of co-sleeping.
A guide written by an emergency physician offers advice on avoiding potential dangers at home, school, and in the car; describes hidden hazards; and contains age-specific tips for child-proofing a home.
Everything you need to know about getting your baby or toddler to sleep -- from America's foremost baby and childcare experts. Babies don't automatically know how to sleep through the night; they need to be taught. The Sears family has learned from decades of pediatric practice, bolstered by their own parenting experiences, that different babies have different nighttime temperaments -- and, of course, different families have different lifestyles. Instead of espousing the kind of "one method fits all" approach advocated in other baby sleep guides, the Sears family explains how you can create a sleep plan that suits the needs of your entire family. With a sharp focus on the practical tools and techniques, The Baby Sleep Book covers such topics as: the facts of infant sleep vs. adult sleep figuring out where, when, and how your child sleeps best fail-safe methods for soothing a crying infant how to make night nursing easier, and how to stop nighttime fathering tips whether co-sleeping makes sense for you nap-time strategies that work medical and physical causes of night waking sleep habits in special situations such as traveling, teething, and illness
Child welfare by Illinois. Department of Children and Family Services. Office of Inspector General
Author: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. Coverage of key content on the neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam prepares you for test success. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home emphasizes the importance of total care of the neonatal patient and family. New and updated content on late preterm infants, neurologic disorders, and ventilatory strategies provide the latest information from the field for more effective patient outcomes.
Help your baby sleep easier and get the rest you need, too Colic, sleep apnea, and night terrors are just a few of the problems babies face during the sleep hours. Teach Yourself Baby Sleep provides you with practical tips and case studies to help you empower yourself and conquer these seemingly insurmountable issues.
This reference work provides a comprehensive entry point to the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis is on normal growth and is primarily from a psychological perspective.