The Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford

Weekly Trip to the Library I work as a nanny and the parents I currently work for are using The New Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford to develop routines and a sleep schedule with their infant. I am a Dr. Karp The Happiest Baby on the Block enthusiast. I love his gentle methods of […]

Sleep Lady Answers Does It Matter Where the Baby Sleeps?

Sleep Myth Buster Kim West is the author of The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight with Joanne Kenen. On Saturday we will review the book that offers a practical, easy-to -follow, gentle, and effective approach to getting children to sleep and sleep through the night. The author explains that many caregivers believe it doesn’t […]

Sleep Myth Busters

The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight In the April 2010 issue of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter we discussed infant sleep. On Saturday we will review The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West. The author, (also known as The Sleep Lady), shares common sleep myth busters with nannies and au pairs.If […]

Review of The Babywise Method

Weekly Trip to the Library The Babywise Method On Becoming Baby Side: The Classic Sleep Reference By Gary Ezzo This book has become very controversial with a concern among pediatricians that this method outlines an infant feeding program that has been associated with failure to thrive (FTT), poor weight gain, dehydration, breast milk supply failure, […]

The Ferber Technique

Firm Sleep Method: Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems By Dr. Richard Ferber In the April 2010 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter we discussed popular infant sleep methods. We have already reviewed a few books about gentle infant sleep methods on our blog. Last Saturday we reviewed how to comfort a newborn with the help of […]

Review of The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night By Elizabeth Pantley and William Sears The No-Cry Sleep Solution has great tips for setting realistic sleep goals using sleep logs with infants. It does not provide quick fix solutions. Elizabeth Pantley points out each infant is an individual and not every method will work with […]

Review of Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep

This week we are discussing infant sleep methods. Yesterday we discussed The Baby Book style of attachment parenting. Today we will review another book by Dr. William Sears, Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep. Like The Baby Book this book discusses attachment parenting, and promotes the benefits of co-sleeping as […]

Infant Sleep Methods

Gentle Sleep Method of Attachment Parenting By Dr. Sears In the April, 2010 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter we discuss the most popular infant sleep methods. The most popular infant sleep methods range from gentle approaches which include attachment parenting when a baby sleeps with the parents to firmer approaches where parents let infants “cry […]

Be Quoted in Best Nanny Newsletter — Take Monthly Poll About Sleep Issues

Do You Get Enough Sleep?By HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO A new study reports that napping can improve the brain’s ability to absorb new information. Do you ever have the opportunity to nap? Do you get enough sleep overall? Roni Caryn Rabin reports on a new study showing the power of a power nap: It turns out […]