A Sweet Night Sleep Guide for Babies and Moms (*Represented exclusively by Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency)

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Three Easy Steps to Tackle Night Crying Spells!

AuthorEtsuko Shimizu
PublisherKANKI PUBLISHING (Represented exclusively by Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency)
ISBN978 - 4761269579
CategoryParenting & Families
PublicationNovember, 2011
Estimated length208P
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Babies’ crying at night may end up harming moms’ health. Hours slashed off their daily good night’s sleep may result in heavy stress and distress and eventually lead to maternal depression. Although the causes are generally unknown, infantile night crying has been traditionally dismissed as a fleeting process of child growth, leaving parents with no alternative but to endure and await its natural disappearance.

However, ‘endurance’ is far from a solution. The author, mother to a once-heavy night crier, shares the sound sleep methods adapted to modern Japanese lifestyles, which she herself devised, in her book “A Sweet Night Sleep Guide for Babies and Moms”. Since its publication in November 2011, readership has soared thanks to online word of mouth and sales soon reached 120,000 copies.

Based on studies on infantile night crying syndrome from a sleep medicine perspective, her expertise encompasses an effective methodology, which actually improved her daughter’s nocturnal crying in just five days!

Her baby girl, born in December 2007, was suddenly prone to severe nocturnal crying at the age of six months. After intensive research by applying a sleep medicine approach while exploiting a range of childcare literature and her occupational experience (as a physical therapist for seven years), she finally established a sure-fire solution. When tested on her baby, the results were astonishing—the symptoms, which had been tormenting her for six months, vanished in just five days, shortly before the baby’s one-year birthday! The following year (2009), she decided to start activities to help parents with similar problems.

[Main Targets of This Book]

l Parents with 0 to 5-year-olds

l Mothers with problems including “Heavy night crying”, “Difficult afternoon naps”, “Excessive time required to fall asleep”, “Pre-sleep tantrum” and “Wake-up tantrum”

l Mothers with children starting preschool or other new lifestyles and exposed to new stimuli

[Checklist: Bad Habits Which Disturb Baby’s Physiological Clock]

Babies are:

o Left asleep (not woken) even after 8:00 am

o Made to fit around parents’ lifestyle and put to sleep after 9:00 pm

o Left in a fully-lit room from early evening to bedtime

o Left to fall asleep at night in the living room with the light or TV on

o Bathed with dad, who comes home late at night

o Seldom taken outside and left all day in a room without daylight

o Taken out for midnight driving to stop their crying at night

o Shown a DVD or given other distractions in a lit-room to stop their crying at night

o Put to sleep by distracted parents via their mobile phone or other electronic device

[Three Simple Steps You Can Start Right Away]

1      Wake them up by 7:00 in the morning!

2      Plan a regular afternoon nap and enhance physical activities!

3      Put them to sleep by 8:00 pm and turn the pre-sleep 30 minutes into “mom-baby infatuation time”!


Chapter 1: Why Babies Cry at Night?

Chapter 2: Improve Baby Sleep with Three Easy Steps

Chapter 3: Learn a Comfortable and Sound Sleep Schedule for Babies

Chapter 4: Change How you Induce Babies to Sleep

Chapter 5: Relationship Between “Feeding Milk” and “Sleep”

Chapter 6: Night Crying is a Message from Babies

About the Author

A childcare worker specializing in infantile night crying syndrome. From Osaka and currently resident in Yokohama.

After graduating from university and working as a physical therapist at medical institutes, she retired from her job for maternal duties. Her own experience in overcoming the syndrome then motivated her to become a childcare worker and help parents suffering from the same problem. She acquired the national childcare worker license in January 2010 and started working as a specialist in the area, while pursuing a master’s course at the Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, which she completed in March 2013. The same year, she advanced to a doctoral course at the Tokyo University Graduate School of Education. As the sole childcare worker in Japan specializing in the syndrome, her current activities include “Baby Night Crying Solving Seminar” sessions, which are held for mothers nationwide.