In Your Sleepless Baby, Rowena Bennett describes medical, developmental and behavioural reasons for babies who experience broken sleep, trouble falling asleep and unusual sleeping patterns.
Rowena challenges the western practice of medicating distressed, overtired babies simply because their behaviour is misunderstood. She also dispels common misperceptions about bed sharing, sleep training, and what it takes to support a child's emotional development.
To encourage a baby to become a “good sleeper” parents must support them to self-regulate sleeping patterns and stabilise their baby's internal body clock. Fail to provide the right support and you might find that promoting sleep and contentment becomes an exhausting and never-ending battle.
Babies are individuals and each family is unique. Solutions that what work for one, may not work for another. Rowena explains ways parents and caregivers influence their baby's sleeping patterns and behaviour… for better or worse.
No matter what your preferred style of parenting, in Your Sleepless Baby you'll find a drug-free solution to match.
Rowena Bennett is a registered nurse and midwife. As a result of herself experiencing the demoralising effects of post natal depression, she wanted to help others who found the early years of parenting a struggle. She then trained as a mental health nurse, a child health nurse and a lactation consultant.
Rowena enjoys a high success rate with her clients and gets a great deal of pleasure assisting parents to resolve complex baby and toddler care problems. She knows there are many more people out there desperately searching for answers to their child's eating or sleeping problems.
Rowena lives with her husband Bruce and their dog Ruby. They have three grandchildren who visit regularly and they love being grandparents!