The Baby Sleeps Tonight

ISBN: 9781402238093

By: Shari Mezrah

Published: 04/01/2010

The Baby Sleeps Tonight offers a concise, pocket-sized guide packed with simple effective solutions that rely on a proven model of sleeping success.

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The Baby Sleeps Tonight offers a concise, pocket-sized guide packed with simple effective solutions that rely on a proven model of sleeping success. Sleep schedule specialist Shari Mezrah outlines quick and specific instructions to teach anyone, no matter how sleep deprived, how to create order and happiness in their household by getting baby to sleep through the night by nine weeks. The secret to the plan is the practical and progressive schedule that the author developed and has been teaching for over 10 years, and the easy to understand schedules, checklists, and helpful tips aimed at every stage of development for the first year and beyond. Planning for predictable happiness using The Baby Sleeps Tonight system helps new parents regain control over their lives, guiding them through the thorny problem of sleep schedules all the way from prebirth through the toddler years and ensuring that baby—and the whole family—sleeps tonight.

About the Author

Shari Mezrah

Shari Mezrah, "The Sleep Mom," is a sleep schedule specialist and mother of two who developed the innovative The Baby Sleeps Tonight program in 1999, and published her first book, The Baby Sleeps Tonight: Your Infant Sleeping Through the Night by 9 Weeks (Yes, Really!) in April 2010 (Sourcebooks). Through her Tampa, Florida-based consulting practice, BabyTIME, Mezrah has helped hundreds of families worldwide turn chaos into calm and regain control over their lives by getting babies and toddlers on schedules and sleeping through the night. In addition to schedules for feedings, naps and wake times, she provides successful techniques for soothing and stimulating, making transitions and mapping out plans for caregivers, among many other challenges new parents face. She appears as a nationally recognized expert on the syndicated talk show "Daytime," in addition to being featured on ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS. Mezrah is a much sought after guest speaker for hospitals, pediatricians, child psychologists, ob/gyns and parenting organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa and has been active with the Alpha House, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering pregnant women and moms in crisis. Mezrah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University. For more information, visit www.thesleepmom.com.


Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xv
Author’s Note xvii
Introduction xix
Chapter 1: The Expectant Parents’ Empowerment Guide 1
Chapter 2: Welcome Home, Baby!—The First Few Weeks 27
Chapter 3: Feeding Frenzy41
Chapter 4: Weeks One through Three—Beginning The Baby Sleeps Tonight Plan 61
Chapter 5: Weeks Four through Six—Creating the Night 79
Chapter 6: Weeks Seven and Eight—The Road to Easy Street 87
Chapter 7: Weeks Nine Onward—Predictable Happiness and Beyond 101
Chapter 8: Transitions—One to Grow On115
Chapter 9: Growing Up—Fifteen Months to Two Years Old 135
Chapter 10: When You’re Not in Charge of Baby’s Schedule 157
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting—Your
Questions Answered 173
Conclusion 193
Appendix A: The Baby Sleeps Tonight Plan At-a-Glance 197
Appendix B: Sources 203
About the Author 209


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Format: Paperback

Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 8.48 oz
Page Count: 240 pages


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