Thursday, May 29, 2008

Today's Giveaway: Sleep Deprived No More

On my recent trip to Camp Baby over in New Brunswick, one of the very best speakers was Dr. Jodi Mindell, author of Sleep Deprived No More.

Her talk (I blogged about it here) contained practical tips and advice for Moms who don't get enough sleep (and isn't that really all of us?!). She spoke about studies done on infant and toddler bedtime routines, and which routines were the most effective for getting kids to sleep. Wouldn't you like your child to fall asleep on time every night, consistently, with little or no fuss?

Well, today we are giving away a copy of Sleep Deprived No More here on Cool Moms Rule! And here's what you have to do to:

Win it!

Link to this post on your blog, and then comment here with your link.

If you don't have a blog you can still win! Just leave a comment. Here's what I want to know:

When was the last time you had 8+ hours of sleep?

If your child sleeps through the night, what routine worked for you?

If you are a struggling, sleep-walking zombie of a Mom, I want to hear about that, too.

Share your tips and tribulations below in your comment for a chance to win Sleep Deprived No More!

Last Day to Enter: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Winners Announced: Friday, June 6, 2008.


Kate said...

Hmmm, last time I had 8+ hours of sleep? I think a few weeks ago (maybe) but I can't really remember. Both of my kids (2.5 years and 15 months) usually sleep through the night (about 5 out of 7 nights) and I honestly don't know what worked! We do have a somewhat decent routine with them, and when we get them up when they cry we don't do anything fun. Just sit and cuddle for a minute or 2 and then back to bed. When my son was nursing, though, I was up every 90 minutes like clockwork, I was a COMPLETE zombie! Thanks for sharing about the book, I'd like to get a chance to check it out!

Uniquely Yours said...

Well the last time I slept for eight hours straight would be before I became pregnant. My daughter is nearly 3. Most of the time she will sleep through the night, but here lately she's been having night terrors and it keeps me up even if she'd not fully awake. Reguardless if she sleeps or not I still do not get enough rest.

Deb said...

My kids sleep through the night pretty well now, but I would love to win this for a friend I have, whose 5-year-old still doesn't sleep through the night (and never has). She has a 4-month-old baby as well - and an 11-year-old, and her hubby is no help with giving her a break at night or in the mornings. She hasn't slept through the night in over 5 years now, so I would love to be able to win this book to give to her!

We find that a consistent bedtime routine works wonders for us. :)

Adding this one to my Contests page and today's post!


Tasha said...

I have not had 8 hours of sleep in 8 months, my baby will go to bed around 6 or 7 and get up at 3 am to play, then sometimes goes back to bed at 5 and sleeps till 8. I can not go to bed at 7, nor can I go back to sleep after I've been up for 3 hours in the morning. This book would be perfect!!

PradaPrincipal said...

When was the last time you had 8+ hours of sleep?

October 27 2005 - the night I left the hospital with my first son. I was smart, I knew in adveance to enjoy my time in the hospital and NOT have him room in with me. Trust me, he'll have more than enough time to room in with you, so sleep while you can!

If your child sleeps through the night, what routine worked for you?

That's exactly it - 'routine' works for us. he knows the drill, after his bath and food, there is computer time or story time or tv time and cuddle time, prayers, chocolate milk night cap and bed. Some nights there are tears and the occasional 3 am wake up, but they are far and few between and it's always back to bed.

On really bad nights, Mama is not above using good old fashioned bribery, with whatever is the 'thing' of the month.

If you are a struggling, sleep-walking zombie of a Mom, I want to hear about that, too.

I thought I was sleep deprived before number 2 son came along, but I cackle hysterically at the notion now. I have accepted the fact that I will not be sleeping 8 hours until at least four, five years in the future and I'm okay with that. Not because I am this great mom, but because, well, sleep is overrated. I'd rather be watching 'Flavor of love' at 2 am anyway. Call me crazy

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is me! I have not had 8 hours of sleep in over 4 months - my little boy wakes up to eat at least once every night. This is my second child - my first sleeps well now, but didn't til 14 months! I swear that I will do it differently this time, but it's so easy to nurse him back to sleep!

Thanks for posting this!


Carlo said...

Good Job! :)

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