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Publisher's Summary

The expert, hilarious, and tactically comprehensive baby sleep book!

Parenting a baby or toddler is the grandest adventure of all, when you’re not miserably exhausted. Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child’s sleep, detailing seven methods to teach your baby to sleep so that you can find what works best for your family. 

This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including:

  • Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro
  • Getting your child to truly sleep through the night
  • Weaning off the all night buffet
  • Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping
  • Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles

If you’re looking for practical solutions to improve your child’s sleep in a book that won’t put you to sleep, this is for you!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Alexis Dubief (P)2018 Alexis Dubief

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Life/sleep savior!

Unlike some other sleep books, Alexis doesn’t “talk” down to you about all the things you are failing to do. She talks like a caring, funny, cheerleader of a friend who is giving you skills but also reassuring you that you are an awesome parent.

I owe her my sleep for helping me with my first child, and again I’m seeking her wisdom with my second.

Cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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The only sleep book you will ever need!

A comprehensive and relatable book for all parents as you navigate the world of baby sleep. Alexis is witty and charming, pairing practical advice with scientific research.

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Terrible jokes, but good content

She makes several jokes through the book, but most of them are awkward instead of funny... In the first couple of chapters, I was quite anxious with the fact that she hasn’t gone through any specific training/ education (MD or PhD training) that would give her credentials to reference good studies or good practices based on sound evidence based medicine, but I did my own research and found most of her references accurate. She probably has a good scientific/ medical advisor that went over her manuscript.
The most annoying part of my experience listening to her book are her senseless jokes, but other than that the SWAP strategy can be a game changer, so she gets enough points for that.

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Awesome stuff

Extremely practical techniques presented in a very organized manner. Just finished listening to the audiobook, now going back for seconds.

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My baby sleeps 12 hours now

Honestly this book was a life saver. I implemented CIO using alot of tips from book (white noise, blinds etc). It took 3 days...1st day was torture I wont lie at 45 mins but night two was 25 and then bam....12 hours a night and it has been like that since month 7 and she is now 14 months and the happiest baby. Thank you.

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Alexis gets it.

It is clear that she deeply understands the struggles of being a parent and trying to navigate life with a newborn. Her advice is backed not only by experience in the trenches but by science. She has methods and recommendations for all types of situations and temperaments of babies. I can’t thank her enough for the gift of independent sleep that she has given both my children - and me! Read this book, follow her guidance and immediately throw all your other baby sleep guides in the recycling.

As an added bonus, her sense of humour is impeccable and speaks directly to the hearts of parents that have been pacing the room, patting their babies bum and shhhhhing them for 2 hours while they quietly enjoy nibbling a single cracker for dinner.

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  • Kristina G. Relph
  • 2019-02-24

Very funny and informative, gives parents lots of options

I chose this as my free trial audible book and I am so pleased with my choice! I have listened to a lot of sleep-related audiobooks and some of them are so drab and boring, mostly because they are not narrated by the author themselves. This author actually took the time to narrate a 8 hour long book and it makes such a difference! The tone and the humor makes those 8 hours go by fast instead of dragging on and on. And I definitely skipped some chapters that did not apply to my situation, something you can’t always do with other audiobooks so thanks Audible! There is so much good information in this book, that I think the hardest part is knowing what to apply to your specific situation. I have listened to several chapters but I am just now applying some of the strategies. Hopefully it helps!

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  • niki
  • 2019-08-23

Life changing

Baby went from having to be rocked and fed 7-9 times a night and fighting sleep to sleeping on her own with no tears and 1-2 wake ups in just 5 days! Amazing!

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  • Emily Z
  • 2019-02-24

Helpful and to the point.

Alexis Dubief has been helping families sleep better for years. Finally her advice is coming straight from her lips to your ears. With humor and intelligence she will guide you in your quest to help your baby sleep. She has evidence based yet realistic advice and multiple strategies for different family situations.

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  • kristiina himma
  • 2019-11-28

very useful and funny :)

recommend to listen. advice makes sense and is entertaining to listen as well. will try to implement immediately. wish me luck!

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  • APW
  • 2021-12-15

Less jokes, more information

The book has good, useful content but I can’t get past how annoying the author/narrator is. Constantly making bad jokes and using cutesy language. I guess they needed to fill up a whole book. Had to stop listening because it was just so cringey. Like all parenting books, assumes a female audience with a wink and a nod that is just insufferable.

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  • 2021-12-02

Abuse

Should have read more reviews. This is cry it out they say it’s not but they call it something else “fuss it out” then a chapter later flat out admit it’s cry it out and if you aren’t ready to not even try. They also say leaving the house while your baby is crying is a good way to not cave in and smooth your baby. Wtf is wrong with people, just pick up and love your innocent baby.

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  • Josh Gillman
  • 2021-08-30

Waaaaaay too much filler

There is A LOT of repetition and filler information/jokes/stories that waste time when you’re trying to learn how to teach your baby to sleep. Time is already tight, listening to hours of nonsense to find the 1-2hrs of useful content is extremely infuriating.

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  • Paul
  • 2020-11-16

a sleep deprived baby is better than...

I could not finish this book after she said not to let your babies sleep on you.

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  • kevin barnett
  • 2020-06-20

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very helpful. really love the book and how it's done. worked wonders for my baby.

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  • VC
  • 2019-03-25

not enough evidence

Not enough evidence behind her theories, not medically correct, promising too much she can't deliver. I will return this book.

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