Research shows that ‘normal' infant sleep is not what most experts claim it to be. In fact, many of today's sleep ‘problems' with young babies and children predominantly occur in the developed world. In Why Your Baby's Sleep Matters, renowned gentle parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith demonstrates how nurturing babies at night helps their brain development, and covers the topics every parent of a new baby will need to know about, including naps, SIDS, night weaning, coping with your own exhaustion – and even dealing with advice and criticism from others.
Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a well known parenting expert and author who specialises in the psychology and science of parenting, ‘gentle parenting' and attachment theory, with a particular interest in child sleep.
Sarah is famed for her gentle, science- rich, yet easy to read books and her down-to-earth manner and ability to translate her vast knowledge of parenting science into easy to understand language. The mother of four school aged children, three boys and one girl, Sarah lives with her family, cats and numerous ducks and chickens in a 350-year-old cottage in rural Essex, UK.