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Sleep : what every parent needs to know
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Lack of sleep is undoubtedly the most frustrating part of being a new parent, and if any subject in the child-rearing literature is oversaturated, it is sleep. Recommended techniques range from no crying, to some crying, to wailing one's heart out; there must be as many varieties of sleep training as there are chicken-casserole recipes. Nonetheless, the veritable American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) here offers parents a concise and reassuring guide to infant and childhood sleep, addressing such topics as sleep cycles, safety concerns, night waking, and night terrors, as well as how conditions such as allergies and ADHD affect sleep. VERDICT Unlike many sleep training books, which outline schedules, routines, and the logistics of napping, the AAP's title takes a more general approach, painting sleep issues in broad strokes across the canvas of normal child development. Frenzied parents who want to know exactly what to do are more likely to find help from pediatrician and author Marc Weissbluth, but not-yet-desperate parents with big-picture outlooks will be comforted. Because of the esteemed credentials of the AAP, libraries should consider this essential. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Sooner or later, most parents face challenges at bedtime. From infants and toddlers to school-aged kids and adolescents, sleep problems can affect everyone in the family. And no matter what a child's difficulty may be--getting to sleep, staying asleep, bed-wetting, fears, or nightmares--it's never too late to take steps to correct it. Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know , 2nd Edition, helps parents and caregivers better understand sleep, answering questions and examining conflicting theories to help parents make the best decisions for their family. Topics include The functions of sleep and how much your child needs Newborn sleep patterns Sleep theories and strategies for success Bedtime routines and rituals Coping with fears and nightmares Tips for solving common problems
Table of Contents
Please Notep. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Overview: Basks of Childhood Sleepp. xxi
Part 1Ages, Stages, and Phases
Chapter 1The First Year of Lifep. 3
Chapter 2Babies and Sleep Safetyp. 27
Chapter 3Sleep Associations and Strategies: Babiesp. 39
Chapter 4Toddlersp. 57
Chapter 5Bedtime Routines and Ritualsp. 73
Chapter 6Twins and Morep. 95
Chapter 7Preschoolersp. 107
Chapter 8The School-aged Years: Ages 5 to 12p. 119
Chapter 9Adolescence: Ages 13+p. 127
Part 2Childhood Sleep Challenges
Chapter 10There's a Monster Under the Bed: Dealing With Fearsp. 141
Chapter 11Nightmares, Night Terrors, and Other Partial Arousalsp. 155
Chapter 12Sleep Apneap. 171
Chapter 13Allergies and Asthmap. 179
Chapter 14Headaches, Leg Pains, and Seizuresp. 185
Chapter 15Abdominal/Gastrointestinal Issuesp. 191
Chapter 16Developmental Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 197
Indexp. 207
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