Book Reviews of Nighttime Parenting

Nighttime Parenting
Nighttime Parenting
Author: William Sears, M.D.
ISBN-13: 9780912500195
ISBN-10: 0912500190
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 198
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: La Leche League International
Book Type: Paperback
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Great book about gentle parenting methods to deal with babies at nighttime. Discusses normal baby behavior. Gentle methods, nothing cruel is here. Positive toward breastfeeding, meeting a baby's needs and even co-sleeping. This really helped me a lot when I had my first baby.
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This book is a worthwhile read for any new parent. While it is geared mainly for those new or soon-to-be parents who are considering "co-sleeping", there are many interesting facts and insights into the nighttime life of a newborn. Great as a reference for those not familiar with the parenting style of co-sleeping, and great as a support for those who have chosen this method (but who are among the minority).
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Subtitle is "How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep". One of the best books - one that helped me tremendously when my babies wouldn't sleep at night. Helped me keep my sanity. I loved Dr. Sears and his sensible, compassionate approach.
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This book was a great help to me when my oldest was a baby and I was new to parenting. This book is yet another fantastic book by Dr. Sears. This book tells what is normal for nighttime behavior for babies. This book is breastfeeding friendly. The book addresses co-sleeping, nighttime and fathers, SIDs and lots of great information. I recommend this as THE ONLY DECENT book on the market about babies and children and nighttime, sleep issues and nighttime feeding.
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I didn't find this book particularly useful eventhough I subscibe to most of the practces he suggests
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This book by Dr. Sears gives invaluable advice for parents. It is geared more towards attachment parenting, as it does not advocate crying it out and co-sleeping. Gives advice on how to help your child get to sleep, how to get them to stay asleep and also advice for fathers on their childrens sleep habits.
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Gentle techniques that involve the family to help your little ones sleep better. Good if you like anything Sears.
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I found this book very useful. If you are opposed to cosleeping it is not the book for you. It is a very logical approach to parenting. and...IT WORKS!
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This book is okay but it has alot of the same info as other books by William Sears.
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I enjoyed every page in this book. I have to say I think Dr. Sears books are going to be my new favorites. I can not wait to read more of his books. I agree with all of his advice about co-sleeping, breastfeeding, and attachment parenting. I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter who is not a sleeper. This book helped me understand her sleeping patterns, how to coop with it, and tips on how to help her fall/stay asleep. If you are a mom with a high needs baby, like myself I would suggest reading this book.
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I wish that I had read this book when my daughter was a newborn. I think the most important thing I would have gotten out of it, was not how to get her to sleep, but to readjust my expectations of what is "normal" for babies. In retrospect I did many of the things that Dr. Sears recommends, but through my own trial and error. It would have helped to just get his tips straightaway and realize that she wouldn't sleep through the night for a lot longer than I would have liked. He is a big proponent of co-sleeping, which we did not do - partially because neither my husband nor I wanted to and my daughter never seemed to sleep that way either. She always had to be sitting up in her bouncy seat, swing or carseat to sleep more than 15 minutes. I know he says you'll all get more sleep if you're together, but I to this day can't sleep well if she's in the same room with us - I hear every little noise she makes. I used to be able to sleep through tornadoes - funny what motherhood does to you!