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Sleeping Like A Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Infants and Toddlers

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
A book that will give your baby the gift of sleep—this is expert advice for a settled baby. Are you obsessed about your baby's sleep? Do you feel "weak" because you can't leave him to cry himself to sleep? Do you need to relax more and enjoy being a parent? Parenting expert Pinky McKay offers a natural, intuitive approach to solving your little ones' sleep problems and giv ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Penguin Books Australia
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Jennifer Thompson
Dec 01, 2014 Jennifer Thompson rated it it was amazing
Extremely highly recommended to all parents. If I could give 10 stars, I would.

The quickest parenting book I have ever read, not because it is light in content but because I was so hungry to read all of it and apply it to my world. At the time, I was struggling hard with my first child's sleep. I was at odds with the standard infant sleep advice that tells me I have to let my baby cry at some point, that I should never cosleep, never feed to sleep, and never feed on demand. Even the most gentle
Aug 13, 2011 Catherine rated it really liked it
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Whilst I don't practice all of the methods discussed in this book I think it's a natural, calm, gentle approach to newborn care and sleep. I also read Gina Ford's "The New Contented Little Baby Book" which I refer to as an 'extreme right wing' approach to newborn care. This on the other hand leans more to the left - a more natural and gentle approach that reminds the reader that every baby is different and a one size fits all 'routine' is not going to be the solution for every baby and babies wi ...more
Dec 31, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
This book provides very useful advice. Although it doesn't offer a single, simple solution to baby sleep issues (probably because there's no such thing), it provides a range of strategies to consider and try.

The most valuable message that I got from this book is that it's more important to do what works for me and my baby, rather than what I think my baby and I 'should' be doing. It also reinforced that any change will take time, and I hope that remembering this will help me be more relaxed as
Aug 11, 2013 Sharolyn rated it really liked it
I was perhaps looking for some more concrete solutions, but instead Pinky gave me permission to go with my instincts. She re-affirmed there is no perfect solution. Every baby and every situation is different. An encouragement that we are on the right track.
Eliza Genang
Nov 07, 2015 Eliza Genang rated it really liked it
The first night baby and I were home from hospital, just 3 weeks ago, she wouldn't let me put her down so I held her the entire night. I felt like a failure - what bad habits was I forming? Was it dangerous to hold her when I might fall asleep myself? What about SIDS? That's when I remembered this book that a friend had gifted to me while pregnant and it was just the chill the hell out message I needed. It somehow gave me permission to enjoy the small moments like when my baby sleeps on me. It s ...more
Susan Fodor
Jul 18, 2013 Susan Fodor rated it it was amazing
Few babies sleep all night. It's a fact! If you read this book, you'll read the stats on babies that sleep through the night, and you will be surprised. The lie that babies are supposed to sleep alone in their cots 12-hours has been propagated everywhere. This book set me free from the misconceptions I'd been carrying around. I wish that I'd read it during the pregnancy, it would have saved me so much heart ache.
Kimberly Whitty
May 26, 2016 Kimberly Whitty rated it really liked it
Nourishment for the soul. If your little person doesn't sleep by themselves in another room for the prescribed times other books give, if putting him/her down "drowsy but awake" results in uncontrollable tears and you feel awful doing it but feel you have to, please read this book. Your baby is normal, society's unrealistic expectations are not. Be reassured of your instincts and enjoy looking after your baby in a respectful, loving way.
Jul 25, 2013 Louise rated it it was amazing
This book advocates a gentle, intuitive approach to sleep and I felt very reassured about what I am doing. It also helped me to realise that what my baby does is perfectly normal and there's nothing wrong with the fact that he doesn't yet sleep through the night.
Jun 10, 2012 Jo rated it really liked it
Whilst there was No direct advice on how to get my baby to not get up at 4am it was still a very worthwhile read. If recommend it to all new parents.
Bec Puddy
Mar 08, 2013 Bec Puddy rated it really liked it
Great validation for the parents who know instinctively there has to be a better way other than sleep training
Cindy Coventry
Jul 08, 2012 Cindy Coventry rated it it was amazing
I can not recommend this book (or any of Pinky's) any higher, she brings years of personal experience of loving and care, and provides gentle parenting ideas which are just lovely, and practical.
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Jul 04, 2012 Kyla rated it did not like it
The contents did not match the title, very vague advice and no "simple sleep solutions".
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