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Saturday, April 13, 2013

"The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" review and Facebook giveaway

Click on the photo above to enter to win this book on Facebook!

As a member of the One2One Network, I was chosen to receive "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" by Harvey Karp, M.D. to read and review. Sleep is the #1 concern of parents everywhere, and in this book Dr. Karp shares his knowledge and expertise. 

This book has a very straightforward format. You can read the introductory chapter that focuses on the science of sleep (written in easy-to-understand language), and then go on to the section that corresponds with the age of the child in your life that you are wanting to get to sleep better. Each part is broken up into smaller sections, which makes it easy to read just a little at a time (as most parents know, picking up a book is almost like sending out a signal to your child that it is time for something important to happen so you will be sure to get interrupted while reading). There are also short summaries at the end of each chapter that hit the ideas that were just covered, which is something that I think could be extremely useful for someone who is trying to page back through after reading to refresh their mind a bit about the concepts.

I found that the majority of the advice was already familiar to me, as a parent of a five-year old. I have read many other parenting books, so many of the techniques that were suggested were ones that I am already well-acquainted with. However, there were several ideas that were new and seemed as though they would be effective. Included in the back of this book are some sample sleep-schedule charts and a wake/sleep diary that you can use to track your child's habits, which can in turn be analyzed to see where changes may need to be made.

Overall, I think that this book could be a great help to a parent who is struggling to get their child to conform to sleep patterns that are healthy for the whole family. It is easy to understand and does not take a very long time to read, so if you are someone who needs some quick and relatively easy tips, this would be an ideal choice.

I am holding a giveaway of the book that I received and read on the Keeping up with the Kershes Facebook page. All that you need to to to enter is "LIKE" and click "SHARE" on this photo on the Facebook page. 

For information about where this book can be purchased, go to this website.

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