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The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook by Kim West

Published by Easton Studio Press

Pages:120

Summary: The perfect combination for guaranteed sleep success.

Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook is the essential companion to the best selling book, Good Night, Sleep Tight, by The Sleep Lady, Kim West. The workbook includes a step-by-step guide for parents, is organized by age and by process, and is the key to sleep coaching success. The Workbook includes an essential to do list, sleep plans, tear out sleep logs, sleep manner sticker charts, daily reminders and tips and a certificate of completion for celebrating success – all the essentials needed to help you achieve sleep success!

“This is by far the hardest thing for a new parent to struggle with – sleep or a lack there of in our case. As a parent of two little one’s with complete polar opposite sleep styles I can honestly say that you will pretty much take all the help you can get in whatever form it comes in. The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook is definitely one of those resources I would have turned to in the beginning weeks of my Turkeybird’s life.You struggle to make the decisions about whether to let them cry or to rock them to sleep; when to drop the pacifier and when the night feedings should start to taper off. It truly never ends, but there is help in sight!

“Now that I’ve mentioned the Turkeybird I should probably say this, he was a terrible sleeper-absolutely awful, but looking back I can’t entirely fault him. In The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook Kim West talks about how important consistency is in a child’s life and that without it you can almost guarantee poor sleeping habits. Well, this is a large part of the Turkeybird’s past problems. After he was born (at just 2 months old) we packed him and a small amount of our belongings into the car and drove across country to spend the summer in a temporary house while my husband worked at a new internship. Our place for two and a half months was a one bedroom home next to a very busy construction site and noisy neighbors upstairs; not exactly ideal circumstances. I wish I had had this book to know that I could have picked up a sound machine to block the noise, blacked out the windows to make sleeping more comfortable, or even just relaxed a bit. Fortunately he’s gotten much better since this experience, although I’m not sure how we all lived through it.

“As for Littlebug, so much the opposite! She was a great sleeper from the start, but I often wonder how much that had to do with me being more relaxed? I was even more willing to allow her to cry a bit when she fell asleep, not much, but enough to get her to realize she could do it on her own. It’s been like night and day between the two.

“The more relaxed stand point was what I liked so much about this book. I haven’t read any of her other books, but this one in particular I think is great especially for busy new moms. It’s workbook format makes planning and establishing a sleep routine that works for you and your family simple and easy to live with. There’s nothing wonderful about being told you need to just let your baby ‘cry it out’ for what seems like hours, especially when it’s your first, and I never agreed with that viewpoint; I still don’t. But Kim West does an excellent job of making this work for your family, using techniques that help you on an individual level without taking up too much time to study the materials.

“I’m definitely considering giving this workbook to a handful of my girlfriends with new babies on the way. There are guidelines for every stage of development, but they are reasonable enough that there are ways to work with what you know works best for your baby and family. In the stacks of baby books everyone reads this goes to the top of my list of must reads in preparation for baby and toddler-hood. Because even at his older age our sweet Turkeybird still has a few bumps in the road from time to time. A great resource for every family with little ones.”

Kim’s Bio and also, where you can sign up for her popular free email newsletter: Snoozeweek
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Giveaway: The publisher has graciously offered one copy of The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook to giveaway to one reader of There’s A Book!

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Must be a follower of There’s A Book. Must be a US/Canadian resident. The giveaway will run from May 25, 2010 until June 11, 2010 midnight EST.

This book was provided by TLC Book Tours in conjunction with the publisher for review as well as a giveaway.
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8 Responses to The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook by Kim West Review & Giveaway

  1. Lisa Munley says:

    I just accidentally entered the giveaway but thought I was filling in a comment form, whoops! Great review! It sounds like a very valuable resource for new moms and I love the idea of giving it to parents-to-be. My kids are just 13 months apart and I remember those days of no sleep- it was rough. I was literally walking into walls.

    Thanks so much for being on the tour!
    .-= Lisa Munley´s last blog ..TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for May 24th – 28th =-.

    • You crack me up Lisa! No problem, I’ll make sure to delete your “entry”. lol.

      Thank you as well! It’s definitely worth the small amount of time it takes to read and gather info. Especially when those first few months can be so rough! Thanks for having me on the tour!

  2. I have not read this one, but I am always on the prowl for sleep advice!
    .-= Mary Elizabeth´s last blog ..Armchair BEA – Dream Panel =-.

  3. Book Chook says:

    I love the idea of getting any kind of “more relaxed” message out to parents. I think your idea of using the book as a gift to parents-to-be is a great one and a testament to your kind heart!
    .-= Book Chook´s last blog ..Let’s Eat Our Way to Literacy (2) =-.

    • It’s definitely the idea that helped us more than anything I think and continues to be true. If you can take a couple of steps back, it’s amazing what you can accomplish. Thank you so much!

  4. NotNessie says:

    Ah, consistency is the key, is it? Hmmm…
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Review: The Faculty Club by Danny Tobey =-.

    • Oh no! I hope I didn’t upset you…really! I hate talking about sleep issues most of the time, because they just vary so much, it’s hard to really say what works from one kid to the next and I’m no expert on the subject! I’m so sorry if I upset you, didn’t mean to!

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