Kim West, LCSW-C, kwn to her clients as The Sleep Lady(R), has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them cry it out -an option that is t comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include: * New research on pacifiers and SIDS, the impact of sleep deprivation on postpartum depression * Additional guidance on feeding your baby and toddler and how feeding relates to sleep * What you can do to improve your baby's sleep habits before 6 months * New information on breastfeeding * Preparing a sibling for the birth of a baby * Creating a secure attachment with your baby while instilling healthy sleep habits for the family * How to read your baby's cries
Kim West, LCSW-C, is the mother of two and a licensed practicing child and family therapist for more than sixteen years. Known as The Sleep Lady(R) by her clients, she has helped thousands of tired parents all over the world over the past twelve years to learn to listen to their intuition, recognize their child's important cues and behaviors, and gently create changes that promote and preserve his or her healthy sleep habits. She has appeared on Dr. Phil, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning, America, TLC's Bringing Home Baby, and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Baby Talk, Parenting, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, and the Washington Post. West hosts the sleep section of The Newborn Channel, played in maternity wards in hospitals across the country. She has traveled the country, giving lectures on the importance of sleep for children. She lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.