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The Good Sleeper by Janet Kennedy

The Good Sleeper

A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life, inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy’s popular psychotherapy practice, NYC Sleep Doctor

Cry it out or co-sleep? Bassinet or swing? White noise machine or Bach? How many hours anyway? For something so important, there’s too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day. The Good Sleeper is a straightforward, no-nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home. This book is written for exhausted parents, giving them immediate access to the information they need. Reassuring and easy to understand, Dr. Kennedy addresses head-on the fears and misinformation about the long-term effects of crying and takes a bold stand on controversial issues such as co-sleeping and attachment parenting. With polarizing figures and techniques dominating the marketplace—and spawning misinformation across the internet—Dr. Kennedy’s methods and practices create an extensively researched and parent-tested approach to sleep training that takes both babies’ and parents’ needs into account to deliver good nights and days of sleep, and no small dose of peace of mind.

The Good Sleeper is a practical, empowering—and even entertaining—guide to help parents understand infant sleep. This research-based book will teach parents the basics of sleep science, help them determine how and when to intervene, and provide tools to solve even the most seemingly impossible sleep problems.

Recommended by Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bébé:

Posted by Pamela Druckerman on Friday, February 5, 2016

Listen to Dr. Kennedy discuss The Good Sleeper on iHeartRADIO.

Here’s what readers have to say about The Good Sleeper:

Finally! An accurate, well-researched, evidence-based, reassuring, effective and READABLE book about infant sleep! With my first child (sadly before the days of the Good Sleeper book), Janet guided us through the early stormy days of infanthood, the trials of sleep training, and through a stubborn nap issue. Ever since, our friends have commented on what an amazing sleeper our toddler is. It takes us 5 minutes to put him to bed, and he happily (and excitedly) takes naps and goes to bed at night. He actually waves goodbye to us and tells us to shut the door when we leave! He has a great relationship to sleep, and we’re so thankful! We were able to consult the Good Sleeper for our second baby, and all the same great advice was there, easily readable and well-explained. And it’s working just as well with #2! Buy this book for you and for every new parent you know–you’ll be giving them and their kids the gift of hours of sleep.” Maryhope R.

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