Living in Sweden, I do not have access to baby books. Usually I do not think this is a problem at all. I do not think much of baby books.
But I just found an excellent post on Parentsask.com about baby sleep by Elizabeth Pantley, the author of the very popular No-Cry Sleep Solution.
She lists six things important to know about baby sleep. I knew all of them, though not because I read a book. Nope, we picked up on them through painful experience.
Oh, so the kids do sleep better with a 6pm bedtime, even if that seems crazy early.
Oh, the baby might need that last 30 minutes of a 2 hour and 45 minute nap or he’ll be a mess all day.
Oh, the baby does need the white noise all night. Maybe I shouldn’t try to break that habit in a cottage in the Swedish forest in the summer when it never gets dark and the kid sleeps more lightly anyway.
Now I’m the expert, but a lot of good that will do me when the kid is pointing at the stroller wanting to go for a walk at 4:30 tomorrow morning.