Written by a child psychiatrist, this guide to successful parenting methods at bedtime shows parents how to help their baby and toddler sleep through the night and cope with night-time fears, worries and illness.
If your child isn't sleeping through the night, the chances are neither are you. But help is at hand from one of Britain's leading child psychiatrists. Now fully updated, THE NEW BABY AND TODDLER SLEEP PROGRAMME takes the agony out of bedtime and explains how a calm and peaceful sleep routine is possible with any child from a very early age. Regular sleep patterns are an essential part of normal childhood development and the earlier in their lives that sleep can be 'sorted' the easier children will find the rest of their lives. THE NEW BABY AND TODDLER SLEEP PROGRAMME demysifies sleeping habits. It explains to hassled parents how sleep rythms alter over time, what sort of behaviour is natural at various ages, when to be strict and when to make allowances, when to turn deaf ears to tears - and how to recognise the important signs of illness, distress, fear or anxiety.