Foreword 6; Introduction 8; The importance of a good night's sleep; Why sleep problems may seem difficult to deal with; Identifying your priorities and expectations; How to adapt to particular circumstances; The pros and cons of popular techniques; Understanding your child's sleep 20; How much sleep do babies and young children need?; Sleep cycles, dream sleep and sleep walking; How developmental milestones can affect sleep routines; How to encourage good sleep habits in your child 38; Establishing a routine; Creating the right environment; Guidelines for safe sleeping; Transferring from a cot to a bed; What to do when you move house or go on holiday; What to do when your baby or child is ill or teething; How to change your child's sleep habits 60; The most common sleep problems and their causes; Using a sleep diary; Using rewards; Finding the root cause 74; Questionnaire helps you to identify the real cause of your baby or child's sleep problem and directs you to the most appropriate solution; Sleep solutions 106; Case histories and step-by-step instructions for tackling specific sleep problems; Index 156; Acknowledgements 160.
Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic is run by Mandy Gurney and Tracey Marshall. Both are experienced health professionals with many years' experience dealing with children's sleep problems and general development, working both for the National Health Service and in the private sector. Millpond has featured recently on a number of high-profile television programmes about tackling sleep problems.