The 90-minute Baby Sleep Program

The 90-minute Baby Sleep Program

Follow your Child's Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps

Book - 2008
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For every parent who struggles with their baby's sleep (and for every parent who wishes their toddler had better sleep habits), finally a straightforward, all-natural solution to help baby get the sleep she needs--both through the night and during the day.

A sleep researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Dr. Polly Moore has created a simple, foolproof method based on the basic human rest and activity cycle (BRAC), which occurs every hour and a half. According to the BRAC, baby should go back for a nap a mere 90 minutes after waking up--that's right: 90 minutes.

The program is called N.A.P.S.--Note time when baby wakes up, Add 90 minutes, Play, feed, or pursue other activities, then, at the end of the 90 minutes, Soothe baby back to sleep. When baby wakes up again, whether after a short or a long nap, start the cycle over. And, although it sounds counterintuitive, frequent napping actually helps baby sleep through the night.

In a reassuring and accessible style, Dr. Moore explains how and why the program works; the benefits of napping--a happier, healthier baby with a headstart on cognitive development and emotional intelligence; how to implement it for babies at various ages, from two weeks to a year; and how to use it to solve common sleep programs, such as a baby's need to be held, baby waking up too early in the morning, baby getting a second wind before bedtime, baby confusing day and night, and more. The Wire-O-bound book includes a guided journal for recording baby's sleepy signals and sleep difficulties, a daily log for keeping track of baby's nap times, and space to note baby's milestones--all peppered with humorous, inspirational quotes.
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9780761143116
Branch Call Number: 649.122 Moo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: vii, 184 p. :,ill


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Jan 06, 2015

I didn't think my baby would be ready to sleep after 90 minutes, but sure enough with a little soothing, he would go right to sleep. This book is a very easy and quick read with some great information and tips.

Aug 06, 2013

Really good book, easy and quick to read for the busy new parent. The author also summarizes the main points at the end of some chapters. My baby doesn't sleep at the 90minute mark, he tends to get sleepy at 60minutes. But the idea of following your baby's natural sleep rhythms seems to work.

Jul 07, 2011

The idea behind this book, that babies are ready to sleep every 90 minutes, seemed crazy to me at first. But then I started watching my son's sleep signals, and sure enough, they occurred 90 minutes after waking up from his last sleep. Within days of implementing the methods in this book for daytime napping, my son started sleeping long stretches at night. I wish I had read this book sooner.

Apr 28, 2010

Easy to understand... I wish I can see this book earlier...

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