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Good Night, Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady's Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy Hardcover – January 1, 2005
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“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.”
Armin Brott, author of 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.”
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.”
Richard & Shirley Viscarello, Perinatologist and Nurse Practitioner, Maternal Fetal Care, PC, Stamford, CT.
“We unknowingly created our daughter’s sleep problems by never ‘teaching’ her how to put herself to sleep…. The ‘no cry’ solution didn’t work, and letting her ‘cry it out’ was never an option. How could we ask our child to solve the problem by herself that we had created? With Kim’s knowledge and thoughtful, caring approach, we were able to gently empower Sophia to put herself to sleep. Kim has an amazing gift to share and we tell all of our OB patients about her!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“West offers ways to soothe both parents and baby…. [GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT] is handily divided into age groups, with suggestions for good sleep patterns beginning at birth…. [It’s] helpful to have it organized in one book.”
About the Author
Kim West, known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, has helped more than a thousand parents learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their childs important sleep cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve healthy sleep habits. Kim, a mother of two and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), has been a practicing social worker for more than twelve years. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Kim lives with her family in Maryland.
Joanne Kenen is a journalist and mother of two who first met Kim West professionally while seeking a remedy for her younger son's sleep difficulties. Joanne graduated from Harvard University, then went on to report from Latin America and the Caribbean, New York, and Miami before settling in Washington, D.C. For the past ten years she has been a Washington, D.C.based writer, specializing in U.S. politics, health care, and health policy. Joanne lives with her husband and their sons outside of Washington, D.C. and a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C), has been a practicing social worker for more than twelve years. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Kim lives with her family in Maryland.
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Also, with any sleep training method you end up having to retrain any time something happens in the child's life, like a vacation or a move or a change of schools, etc. This is not a permanent solution, do not expect miracles.
Written in a very simple, easy to understand way.
Enter Kim West, with her no nonsense, clear headed approach to the problem. What I most appreciate here is her common-sense tone, with complete lack of guilt or shame for parents who just want to do what's best for their child (ok, and maybe get some sleep, too!). She offers practical tips and suggestions for helping young children of all ages sleep.
The book isn't meant to be read straight through, and so is rather repetitive if you approach it that way. Instead, read her introductory material, then find the chapter that pertains to your child's age.
There are no magic bullets here, and no threats (direct or implicit) of harm to your child if you follow some other way. Just good advice. And she recognizes that each child and family situation is different.
He was cosleeping and started waking up looking for the breast every hour!! The first night we tried the Shuffle after the routing, I did not let him fall asleep at the breast, so he complained but I stayed with him all the time, trying to comfort him, kissing him while he was in the crib, hugging him, etc (leaving the room, patting him or just talking to him was not enough and he would just get more and more upset). After 1hour of complaints (there was screaming, but no tears!!) the first night he slept super well waking up only once!!! He then learned that after our routine he is going to the crib almost awake and he does not complain at all, sometimes a couple of minutes, but he knows I am there and will get to him ASAP if he needs me, so he's happy and plays then falls asleep. During the day we are both rested and happy...I would have never thought I would do it (cause I thought it was terrible to let him cry), but then after doing it with Kim technique (never leaving him alone), I would do it again (of course never before the 6months, because I had to realize he could understand!).
As for now (after 1 month) he still wakes up once to nurse around 3am, rarely twice (at 12am but I don't pick him up since I know he has a good dinner) and he falls asleep super fast without complaints.
She says that you could skip the night feedings from 6 months if the baby is growing ok, but I don't feel like doing it and also since I work, I enjoy the breastfeeding at night if it's only one :)!! He'll probably outgrow it when he will be ready, this was already such an improvement and he definitely learned to sleep, so I won't remove the one time I can cuddle with him at night <3 <3 <3
Thanks Kim! :P