The Happy Sleeper
The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age
Heather Turgeon MFT & Julie Wright MFT
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Many parents feel pressured to “train” babies and young children to sleep, but kids don’t need to be trained to sleep, they’re built to sleep. Sleep issues arise when parents (with the best of intentions) over-help or “helicopter parent” at night—overshadowing their baby’s innate biological ability to sleep well. In The Happy Sleeper, child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also clear and structured so that babies and young children develop the self-soothing skills they need to:
• Fall asleep independently
• Sleep through the night
• Take healthy naps
• Grow into natural, optimal sleep patterns for day and night
The Happy Sleeper is a research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturally—sleep through the night.
The Happy Sleeper features a foreword by neuropsychiatrist and popular parenting expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Parenting from the Inside Out and the New York Times bestseller Brainstorm.
From Publishers Weekly
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Oh my goodness it WORKED
About a week ago during the 4 month sleep regression, i was the Mom who said NOPE, not my baby, to every single method i was night and day stressing HARDCORE over. And yes, i was trying them and ended the beginning of a long night in TEARS feeling awful. Then the regression ended and things got perfect again... NOT. My almost 5 month old was refusing to sleep and to accomplish any at all it took 3 hours worth of rocking, nursing, put down, cries again, repeat. It was awful...
The sleep wave worked wonders for us in just two nights. I felt confident checking on my LO every 5 minutes, reassuring her I was there but without picking her up... because guess what? Picking her up was NOT working! I was anti sleep train and this book taught me it’s not even “training” but is simply helping my baby do what she can already do. I feel like a better parent in 48 hours and HOPE this continues as bedtime has been amazing and it really only took one night to see the difference!
I will add I haven’t worked for naps yet but that’s my next step! Thank you thank you!