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Publisher's Summary

The Gentle Sleep Book offers gentle, no-tears sleep solutions for exhausted parents of newborns to five-year-olds.
A large percentage of parents find their young children's sleep - or lack of - challenging. This new book from Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm, will be an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they are facing with their child's sleep - from the day they bring their newborn home until their child is settled in at school.
Examining everything from frequent night waking in babyhood through bedwetting in toddlerhood to nightmares and refusal to go to bed in preschoolers, this audiobook provides extensive scientific and anecdotal information plus plenty of gentle suggestions to help everyone get a good night's sleep.
This is a gentle, evidence-based approach that doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in his or her bedroom.
©2016 Sarah Ockwell-Smith (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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Critic Reviews

"Sleep is not a battle. It's a balance, and in this book Sarah helps parents find that balance...the practical advice [in her BEDTIME acronym] for real situations is very helpful." (Juno)
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By Pet on 03-31-17

Every New Parent Should Read This

Clear, easy to follow, sound advice.
I wish we were given this when our baby was born. Even more I wish every parent who was told to let their baby cry it out (I was, many times) read this and told those "advisers" how wrong they are.
Beautiful book that will change my family life.
Well done!

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By Patrick on 02-12-18

It's fine but not much about 2-4 years

What did you like best about The Gentle Sleep Book? What did you like least?

There is some good information in this book, especially on babies and newborns. Information we wish we had for our first daughter and had figured out by our second.

There really isn't much content for 2 -4 year old despite saying "and Pre-schoolers". Which was why I had purchased it, so pretty disappointed. Lot of repeating. The last third seems as much self praise (or at least replied letters on how good the advice was, which filled a lot of time and wasn't useful) as actual advice. Started fast forwarding towards this point.

There seems to be differences between US pediatric practices verses UK pediatric practices, so how do you know what's best? And honestly the one thing she drills on is "go with your instincts and not what people are telling you". I agree with this concept.

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By Ex-Ordinary Life on 01-09-17

Loved the book

I thoroughly enjoyed The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith. There's so much great info in there. It's well presented. As a Mum to two young children, I prefer to parent along the lines of attachment parenting and so this book was perfect for me.

I found the narrator to be a little robotic, though, so it was slightly off-putting at first, but I got over it!

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By Katharina Psihoda on 02-23-18

Really enjoined it

Good useful book with gentle and useful advise. Really enjoined listening to the reader's voice.

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By Anonymous User on 01-13-18

essential for all parents

finally an evidence based sleep guide that supports parents and children to thrive and connect

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