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The Essential Guide to Baby Sleep Review

Our favorite sleep book — a helpful, down-to-earth guide on getting baby to sleep
the essential guide to baby sleep sleep training
The Essential Guide to Baby Sleep
Credit: Sarah Jefferson
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Price:   $9.00 List | $8.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Comprehensive yet simple resource, well-researched, easy-to-read
Cons:  None
Manufacturer:   Sarah Jefferson
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  May 23, 2013
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Our Analysis

Available as both a Kindle eBook from Amazon and in a paperback version, The Essential Guide to Baby Sleep: The Best 250+ Quick Tips You'll Ever Need On Sleep Training, Co-Sleeping, and Other Methods is a fantastic 62-page primer on getting your baby to sleep, and may be the only resource you need.

Sleep books often take on an evangelistic tone, preaching a specific methodology. What we like about this book is that the author has researched all of the top methods and assembled a collection of easy-to-understand tips that are very well presented.

A quick read, this book allows even the most sleep deprived parent to easily learn practical ways to coax a little one to sleep.

These straightforward, non-judgmental suggestions offer as many ideas as you can imagine for helping you cope with and find the best solution for you, your baby, and your family. With a clear understanding that all babies and people are different, even those who are born into the same family, author Sarah Jefferson provides a thoughtful, easy-to-read, and quality guide that feels genuine and caring.

The author is a mother-of-two and self-proclaimed insomniac-since-birth. She's been there, and we imagine her having spent many sleepless nights studying this topic. We're grateful she took time to write this book, and share her learnings.

Published in April 2013.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Helpful
  • Easy-to-read
  • Thorough
  • Thoughtful


User reviews don't cite any dislikes about this product.

Juliet Spurrier, MD

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