Mothers are raving about ‘Your Sleepless Baby’

Laetitia Hansen

Rowena Bennett’s book, Your Sleepless Baby, is a must have for all new parents and parents-to-be! I have recommended it to all my mummy friends and it will now be a standard baby shower gift! It is full of great information and is so easy to read. I started highlighting everything I found useful whilst reading the book only to realise I had highlighted something on almost every page. There were so many times that I would read something in the book and think this is exactly what my daughter is doing or this is exactly what I’m feeling or experiencing! I have referred to countless books and websites trying to solve our daughter’s sleep issues but nothing compares to Your Sleepless Baby. I wish I had of known about this book before I had both my children because it really is like a manual for your baby. My daughter is now a completely different baby! She is no longer demanding, clingy or miserable! She can self-settle instead of relying on us to get her to sleep and sleeps much better during the day. Her feeding and sleeping is so much more predictable now instead of being different from day to day which gives us the confidence to leave the house again. I can’t thank Rowena enough, this book has been an absolute life-saver!

Bonnie Smith

I cannot thank Rowena Bennett enough for her book, Your Sleepless Baby. We referred to this in the early months and enjoyed a happy, well rested baby but after two months travelling overseas, staying with family and friends, we accidentally developed a breastfeeding sleep association. This meant waking three to four times a night to feed our son to sleep. Revisiting Rowena’s book and arranging for a consultation with her, we agreed on a strategy (Responsive settling) to help our otherwise healthy, eight and a half month son relearn to self settle and sleep through the night. In my sleep deprived state the first few days were extremely hard to bear, but now, ten days later (he’s stubborn), our son sleeps 11 hours at night with two lengthy sleeps during the day.

We’re all better rested and much happier and I credit this to Rowena’s informative, practical and non judgemental book and approach.

Emma Williams

For 10 weeks I was nursing my son to sleep, even though it was nice to be looking at my beautiful baby for hours on end it was unrealistic to continue. I decided it was time to get him to sleep in his cot, but in order to do this I had to stop him from relying on me to fall asleep.

I found Rowena’s book after searching the net trying to find a way of doing this easily and without tears. Her book gave me options that I found were great but ultimately it went for the responsive settling method as I wanted to get him sorted so that he could sleep better. After 3 days he was sleeping in his cot and sleeping longer. There was some crying but I was able to help him soothe most times. Things got easier and now he is sleeping and resettling really well by himself.

I can’t thank Rowena enough as she helped put my mind at ease by answering a few questions. I highly recommend this book!

Rheal McCallum

People often say that babies should come with a manual, if sleeping is a problem for you and your baby then ‘Your Sleepless Baby’ is the only manual you need. When our baby boy arrived two months early my husband and I felt we were already starting our parenting journey on the back foot. We had many issues to overcome, but by far the problems Harrison had sleeping were the most debilitating. We felt completely lost and helpless! All we wanted to do was help him sleep but nothing seemed to work. We sought advice from many sources but this only lead to more confusion. That was until we read ‘Your Sleepless Baby’. ‘Your Sleepless Baby’ equipped us with the knowledge and skills we needed to teach Harrison how to sleep independently. The book was so easy to read and simple to follow. I lost count of the number of times I would be reading something and saying to myself, this is exactly what we are going through.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough; it was an absolute lifesaver for me and my family. It is now my favourite gift to give to all my expectant friends.

Cheryl Burns

My eight month old son has always been a fairly good sleeper at night (wakes for one feed) but only took four 45min naps during the day. I was curious as to why he wouldn’t link day sleep cycles. My paediatrician friend suggested that I read the Your Sleepless Baby book and arrange a consultation with Rowena.

I felt that Rowena took the time to really analyze my baby’s behavior and gave me some useful suggestions. Not only that, her book is amazing too! I’ve recommended it to all my mummy friends!

Rowena gave me confidence to get Nicholas to fall asleep without being rocked (it’s so easy to fall back into those habits at times). He is now linking a few of his day naps for up to two hours and there is light at the end of the tunnel for me since I now feel confident that my child is getting sufficient sleep in a 24hr period.

Thank you Rowena!

Jana Lam

This is the ONLY baby sleep book you need to read. Forget the rest, this one is factual, practical and non-judgmental.

‘Your Sleepless Baby’ provides realistic solutions and clear explanations for parents without making you feel like a ‘bad’ parent. Both my husband and I have read countless baby books and this is the only one we would recommend. Before this book we ‘thought’ we knew what we were doing, but in fact realised that we had been putting our baby through unnecessary angst (for half our baby’s life) by not truly understanding what we needed to do to effectively ‘sleep train’ our baby. With ‘Your Sleepless Baby’, we had resolved Mathias’ sleep issues within days. We have recommended this book to many of our friends who have then recommended this book to theirs. If you want to understand the ins and outs of sleep and to adopt positive approaches to ensuring that you have a happy well rested baby, read this book. Rowena is truly the guru when it comes to babies!

Laura Hartsuiker

I am so glad a friend recommended this book as it has been a sanity saver. I was at my wits end with our little one – she just cried all the time and rocking her to sleep took at least an hour (during which time she would cry) and often as soon as I put her in her cot she would immediately wake, crying. I was just so exhausted and felt there was nothing I could do. My husband was the one who suggested we try the Responsive Settling – it was really hard to do but by the next night she slept for 8 hours, woke briefly for a feed – then went back to sleep for another 3 hours. Now it’s like I have a different baby! She is more happy and settled, cries less and falls asleep more easily. I also feel more confident noticing her tired and hunger cues. Being a first time Mum is so hard! Everyone has a different opinion but no one knows your child or your situation. I appreciate Rowena’s non-judgemental tone and also that she backs up all her suggestions with research. Rowena offers guidelines for many different settling techniques, routines and care cycles – offering to new parents what many other books don’t – options! She also gives tips on how to assist your baby’s sleep if you choose to co-sleep. Ultimately the book educates parents about how to improve their babies sleep. Fantastic book – highly recommended!