Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bedtiming: The Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep at Just the Right Age” as Want to Read:
Bedtiming: The Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep at Just the Right Age
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bedtiming: The Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep at Just the Right Age

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  10 reviews
When it comes to getting your baby or toddler to sleep through the night, discover why when matters more than how

Are you tired of endless hours spent rocking your baby to sleep? Have you “hit the wall” when it comes to sleepless nights? Teaching your baby or toddler to sleep through the night can be a bewildering and frustrating experience. Developmental psychologists Mar...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 12th 2010 by The Experiment (first published 2010)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bedtiming, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bedtiming

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 58)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Meg
Thank the gods. Someone finally wrote a non-dogmatic book about baby sleep which is actually HELPFUL.

I love that the author focuses specifically on how development affects the process of helping babies learn to sleep, and also gives a comparison of different sleep training methods with pros and cons of each one.

The developmental stages described here definitely made some sweeping generalizations ("A baby of this age does X") but they overall corresponded very closely to my experience of my baby'...more
Holly
Without taking sides in the endless (and pointless) debate between different sleep training methods, Bedtiming instead tells you when in your baby's life you will have the most success in sleep training, and when not to bother.
Charity Henesy-Brooks
Definitely worth reading. It helped me make a decision regarding sleep training my daughter. It filled in some knowledge gaps left after reading other books.
Rachel
Developmental psychologists Lewis and Granic wrote Bedtiming after they discovered optimal developmental periods to sleep train your child between the ages of 0-4 years (see http://www.mybabysleepguide.com/2010/...). So how did they find these periods? Children have similar cognitive development stages at certain ages that correlate with emotional stages. During certain emotional stages children are more vulnerable than others (e.g. separation anxiety). Sleep training your child during the less...more
Heather
After reading numerous books on various approaches to sleep for infants and young children, this is the book that made them all make sense. The main idea of this book is that, according to current research, ANY of the popular sleep training methods can be appropriate if they are carried through consistently but that much trouble can be spared by applying the method at the right stages of the child's development. The authors identify various developmental stages in the first three years of life a...more
Louise
2.5 stars

I read this book, thinking it would be about different sleep training methods, but that was only chapter 5 of this book. To see what this book is about, you have to look at the title. Bed*timing*. The book divides a child's development into 2-month long windows and tells the reader what's happening neurologically and emotionally in those windows. Then it goes on and describes the pros and cons of sleep training in those windows.

Although it's a short book, I still found it needlessly rep...more
Michelle
I really love that the author of this book does not espouse one form of sleep training over another. Just like most parenting, I don't believe in the one size fits all method. Instead, this book examines children's developmental milestones and juxtaposes those against learning to sleep. It explains why there are many times that are good for learning to sleep alone and others are not. You can choose Ferber or whatever method you want to actually get them to sleep but emphasizes that choosing the...more
Hannah
Jun 17, 2011 Hannah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Caroline!
This is more of a theoretical companion piece to whatever sleep technique you choose to implement with your child, outlining how certain developmental stages might affect your child's ability to sleep through the night. Useful, enlightening and easy to read.
Caroline
This book could have been 25 pages long. Very repetitive, easy to skim. Seems like helpful information. We're waiting another month to really attempt sleep training because of this book, hopefully saving everyone some pain.
Amy
I liked that this book covered a huge spread of developmental stages and used a great, quick reference age chart for best/worst times to green light whatever sleep training you use!
Ashley Coleman
Ashley Coleman is currently reading it
Sep 27, 2014
Lisa
Lisa added it
Jun 12, 2014
Magda
Magda is currently reading it
Apr 10, 2014
Meg
Meg added it
Feb 04, 2014
Lee
Lee marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2013
Chris March
Chris March marked it as to-read
Dec 04, 2013
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Will
Will marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2013
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2013
Nora
Nora marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2013
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2013
Rachel
Rachel added it
Aug 01, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs Baby Sleep: The Secret to Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night Emotion, Development, and Self-Organization: Dynamic Systems Approaches to Emotional Development Sin to Win: Seven Deadly Steps to Success Careful... #1

Share This Book