Young Parents Team
WHO WROTE IT?
Marcie Jones and her mother, Sandy, who have both written parenting magazine articles and books in the US. They draw their facts and strategies from medical journals that they credit at the end of the book.
There are answers to common sleep questions, as well as a glossary to help you make sense of medical- and sleep-related terms such as controlled crying.
WHAT DO THEY PREACH?
Be kind to yourself. In between research findings on sleep training, the authors balance the book by reminding mums not to set themselves up for a total burnout.
“How much time should you plan to take off after you give birth?” they ask. “How about as much time as you can get away with? It’s unlikely you’ll kick yourself and say: ‘I should’ve gone to work for those six months!’”
The authors also share how you can deal with exhaustion, especially in the first four months after birth.
“Invest in post-it notes,” they add. “Memory lapses are normal when you’re sleep-deprived, and leaving notes for yourself can be a big help.”
WHO SHOULD READ THIS?
Those who want scientific evidence on what works, and facts from the latest sleep research findings and surveys.
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