Foreword xi Acknowledgments xv Author's Note xvii Introduction xix Chapter 1: The Expectant Parents' Empowerment Guide 1 Chapter 2: Welcome Home, Baby!-The First Few Weeks 27 Chapter 3: Feeding Frenzy41 Chapter 4: Weeks One through Three-Beginning The Baby Sleeps Tonight Plan 61 Chapter 5: Weeks Four through Six-Creating the Night 79 Chapter 6: Weeks Seven and Eight-The Road to Easy Street 87 Chapter 7: Weeks Nine Onward-Predictable Happiness and Beyond 101 Chapter 8: Transitions-One to Grow On115 Chapter 9: Growing Up-Fifteen Months to Two Years Old 135 Chapter 10: When You're Not in Charge of Baby's Schedule 157 Chapter 11: Troubleshooting-Your Questions Answered 173 Conclusion 193 Appendix A: The Baby Sleeps Tonight Plan At-a-Glance 197 Appendix B: Sources 203 About the Author 209
The Baby Sleeps Tonight offers a concise, pocket-sized guide packed with simple effective solutions that rely on a proven model of sleeping success. Sleep schedule specialist Shari Mezrah outlines quick and specific instructions to teach anyone, no matter how sleep deprived, how to create order and happiness in their household by getting baby to sleep through the night by nine weeks. The secret to the plan is the practical and progressive schedule that the author developed and has been teaching for over 10 years, and the easy to understand schedules, checklists, and helpful tips aimed at every stage of development for the first year and beyond. Planning for predictable happiness using The Baby Sleeps Tonight system helps new parents regain control over their lives, guiding them through the thorny problem of sleep schedules all the way from prebirth through the toddler years and ensuring that baby-and the whole family-sleeps tonight.