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Answering questions about everything from safety to sex, this easy-to-follow handbook argues that there is nothing wrong with allowing babies to share their parents' bed, furnishing a wealth of new research that demonstrates the advantages - from protection from SIDS to developing independence later.
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Your baby sleeps in your bed, and you love it. Except for those nagging worries about safety. ("She's so small, I'm so big!") And what your relatives are saying. ("She'll never leave your bed!") And that little foot that always ends up on your face.
Worry no more! Good Nights puts your concerns about the family bed to rest, with fun and easy-to-use guidance on safety, coping with criticism, and even keeping the spark in your marriage (albeit outside the bedroom). With warmth and humour, Dr. Jay Gordon, a nationally recognised paediatrician who has endorsed the family bed for decades, and Maria Goodavage, a former USA Today staff writer with training in sleep research, give you everything you'll need in order to thrive - and at times, simply survive - with the family bed. Good Nights provides a comprehensive look at:
- Surprising benefits: parents of young babies get much more sleep with the family bed! And little ones who spend time sleeping next to parents end up more independent (you read that right!) and closer to their parents than their cribbed peers.
- Safety: the authors give simple-to-follow advice on how to make your family bed at least as safe as a crib.
- Sound sleep: yes, it can be had. Good Nights lets you know how to overcome the obstacles.
- Sex: ditto.
- Saying goodbye: your child really will leave your bed! Good Nights helps you help your child move on when the time is right.
If you're among the record number of parents turning to the family bed, turn to Good Nights. It's a bedside companion you won't want to be without.
About the Author
Jay Gordon, M.D., is a paediatrician, and a teaching and attending faculty member at UCLA Medical School. He is a frequent expert guest on network television, and writes medical columns for national parenting magazines and web sites. He has acted as CBS TV's Medical Consultant for Children's Programming, and also worked for five years on ABC Television as the on-air medical correspondent for the "Home Show." He continues to consult regularly for television and movies, and is the author of three other books about children. His medical practice is based in Santa Monica, California, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Maria Goodavage is a former "USA Today" staff writer and the author of three popular books. Her interest in sleep research started at Northwestern University, where she worked at the school's sleep laboratory and studied the science of sleep. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter, and dog. The latter two no longer share the family bed.
Read a recent blog post by the author:
- Wealth of info about family sleeping
- Safety and benefits of bed sharing
- Help fend off criticism for your family sleeping choices
- How to overcome obstacles to sleep and sex
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