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Sleep sense has a different approach to getting your baby to sleep through the night. Firstly you will learn that your baby can and should be able to sleep independently. This independence develops as your baby gets older and by understanding how your baby sleeps, you will know when you can expect a full night’s sleep. Secondly there are 8 steps that you need to follow to prime your baby for a good night sleep. If you have not followed these steps, controlled crying or sleep training as it is known is simply unfair and not something you can embark on with confidence. Finally, teaching your baby to sleep through the night is something that can be taught without too much difficulty. Sleep sense approach to sleep training is gentle and based on the natural capacity your baby has for separation and learning to self sooth.

 

Authors

Meg Faure
Megan Faure BSc, OT, OTR is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in paediatrics in the USA and South Africa for more than a decade. She is an active member of the South African Institute for Sensory ntegration (SAISI), which is the body that oversees all therapists specialising in Sensory Integration in South Africa. It is affiliated with the Sensory Integration organizations in the USA.

As well as being a lecturer for SAISI on the treatment and theory of sensory integration disorders, Megan regularly lectures to both professionals and parents on various baby and childcare issues, in particular how to help infants with extreme fussiness, poor sleep habits and feeding problems. Megan is the founder and chairperson of the Infant Sensory Integration Training group, which provides courses for therapists to equip them to understand and treat infant behaviour.
Megan is a journalist and author in the field of child psychology, parenting and child development. Passionate about her work and research into the field of infant development, particularly sensory ntegration, Meg felt that an understanding of the way a baby processes her world and the impact the sensory world has on sleep, feeding and development needed to be communicated to parents. She co- authored Baby Sense which has been translated into 4 languages and is a best seller. She followed this book’s success with Sleep Sense and Feeding Sense. Megan writes for several regional and national publications in the UK and South Africa. She has made numerous television appearances in South Africa. She delivers talks on child rearing at NCT conferences and at the Baby Show in the UK and at many locations across South Africa. Megan runs practice in Cape Town where she sees babies and toddlers with sleep problems and sensory processing difficulties. Megan is married with a son and two daughters.

Ann Richardson
Qualified Nurse and Midwife Ann Richardson, co-author of the international bestseller, Baby sense; Sleep Sense and author of the best-seller Toddler Sense has worked in the midwifery and paediatric fields for over 29 years. Apart from running a busy well baby clinic focusing on child health, immunization, nutrition, growth and development, her specialization is the treatment of “difficult babies and toddlers”, in particular those with feeding and sleeping disorders.

Ann introduced the first private well-baby clinics in South Africa, now a well-known phenomenon at pharmacies across the country. She is a regular guest on television parenting shows and contributes to nursing journals, childcare publications and magazines. Ann is passionate about her work and dedicated to ensuring that parents have the necessary knowledge to enjoy and rejoice in their children. She often lectures to both professionals and parents on various baby and childcare issues, in particular the effects of the sensory system on infant behaviour. Ann is married to Ken, and has 2 daughters, Ellen and Maeve and lives and practices in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Contents

 Section 1

1. Sleep 101           15

The importance of sleep  •  Length of day sleeps: What to expect
Sleep rejuvenation: What to expect  •  Night wakings: What to expect
Sleeping through: What to expect  •  Summary of Sleep 101

2. Sensory secrets for sleep       23
Sensory load and state  •  Stimulation during the day
Stimulation prior to bedtime  •  Sensory input for self-soothing
Sensory input during sleep – The sleep zone
Age-appropriate sensory input to support sleep
Summary of sensory secrets for sleep

3. The sleep zone     33
A consistent sleep zone  •  A calming sleep space
Summary of your baby’s sleep zone

4. Sound nutrition for a good night’s sleep     41
Breast-feeding and sleep
Supplementary or complementary bottle-feeding
Formula milk choices  •  Solid food and sleep
Nutrition and older babies  •  Nutrition and your toddler
Summary of nutrition for sleep

5. Medical causes of night wakings     51
Acute medical issues that will affect sleep
Ongoing organic issues that affect sleep
Summary of health issues affecting sleep

6. Day-sleep routine      59
Natural sleep rhythms  •  Establishing a day-sleep routine
When day routines don’t work out • Waking your baby from sleep
Summary of establishing a healthy day-sleep routine

7. Sleep associations     69
Sleep soothers   •  Bedtime routine   •  Undesirable sleep associations
Summary of sleep associations for healthy sleep habits

8. Separation issues     77
How separation anxiety develops
The effect of separation anxiety on sleep
Normal age-appropriate separation anxiety
Separation anxiety related to a life change
Separation anxiety in a sensitive baby
Coping with maternal separation anxiety
Dealing with anxiety at night
Summary of separation anxiety

9. Sleep coaching     87
Things have gone wrong  •  Getting it right
The three C’s of sleep coaching for parents
Before sleep coaching – set the stage
Sleep coaching procedure  •  Summary of sleep coaching

 

Section 2

 10. Quick relief for tired parents – newborns     103

What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues from birth to six weeks

11. Quick relief for tired parents – six weeks to four months     111
What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues from six weeks to four months

12. Quick relief for tired parents – four to seven months     119
What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues from four to seven months

13. Quick relief for tired parents – seven to 12 months      129
What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues from seven to 12 months

14. Quick relief for tired parents – 12 to 18 months      139
What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues from 12 to 18 months

15. Quick relief for tired parents – toddler and preschooler     149
What to expect in terms of sleep at this stage
Getting it right: The basics  •  Getting it right: Setting the stage
Getting it right at bedtime  •  Getting it right at night
Common sleep issues in toddlers and preschoolers

 

Appendix A: Sensory processing problems and sleep     159
Three groups of sensory processing problems impact on sleep
Solutions for sleep problems related to sensory processing problems

Appendix B: Specific sleep problems      163
Nightmares
Night terrors
Head banging and body rocking

Appendix C: Twins/Multiples and sleep     166
The importance of routine
Sleep coaching

Appendix D: Useful resources     168
Books for kids
Books for parents
Lullabies
Websites
CD’s for sleep

References 171

Index 173


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