Parenting is an experience that can be joyous rewarding and deeply fulfilling. Caring for a newborn or toddler can surpass any other experience in life--it can be intense and raise powerful emotions that parents will remember forever.
Parenting is also complex--especially the beginning of the journey. There are challenges and busy times ahead. Dr. Symon's book is the complete baby manual for optimal sleep, feeding, growth and behaviour in babies and children. Its detailed and instructional chapters provide guidance and assurance for parents and step-by-step advice by which to avoid or resolve sleep, feeding, growth and behaviour issues in babies and children. It also provides information on the health of the mother and the entire family unit.
Dr. Brian Symo
Author Dr. Brian Symon lives in Adelaide South Australia.
"I am delighted to read Dr Symon's book on infant well-being. As readers of my books will know I have huge respect for his work and the advice which he gives parents. We share many philosophies of care and in particular see a deep connection between the success of the family unit and the happiness and contentedness of babies.
"In a world where parents are inundated with large volumes of conflicting advice Dr Symon and I focus on practical advice presented in a common sense manner which in our experience will help the large majority of families achieve a full night's sleep early in life.
"Dr Symon has been able to bring his scientific training and a body of scientific evidence into his writings. I wish readers of this book every success in achieving confidence and joy in their parenting healthy sleeping babies and flourishing families. " -- Gina Ford, bestselling Author and former Maternity Nurse, United Kingdom
"When I first met Dr Symon with my second daughter mentally I was in a very dark place. In my mind I was failing at being her mother. We had an easy baby with our first so I was shocked to find myself anxious and teary with a baby that wouldn't sleep and was breast feeding hourly.
"Dr Symon taught my husband and I about normal behaviour for our baby including sleep/wake cycles feeding and weight gain. The first night we followed Dr Symon's plan we got four straight hours of sleep. "It's a miracle " we cried! With commitment and further guidance things improved from there and I very quickly started to enjoy my beautiful little baby as I had expected.
"Dr Symon genuinely cares about helping families his guidance is evidence based and just plain logical. He told me at our first meeting (through my sobbing) that "there is no greater gift for your family than teaching your child to sleep". I hope that other parents keep this in mind when they read this wonderful book I know you have heard this many times but you really will get there!" -- Lauren Kleinig, Midwife Mother of Eva and Rose
"I am a mother of three and a social worker. One consultation gave me back confidence and joy in parenting after a very difficult period. His knowledge should be given to every family. It will certainly change the care I give to my clients and my family." --Tabitha Dellar-Walmsley, Social Worker Mother of three.
"We went along to see Dr Symon on the recommendation of a friend because our little boy and sleep were two things that never went together. We followed Brian's advice and with a bit of persistence the results were remarkable. The technique worked for us and a bunch of our friends. Understanding that sleep is a skill like many other things that kids need to learn and develop put all the pieces together for us." -- Mark Soderstom, Media Personality Father of Fletcher.
"Before I met Dr. Brian I thought there was no way on earth that anyone let alone a man could get my son to sleep... This book is a must read for anyone having a child!
"I spent a year with no more than a couple of hours sleep at a time. I was exhausted! Dr. Brian taught me not only how to get my son to sleep but set me up to be a successful parent and to have a very happy well-rested child. He simply outlined a detailed routine and gave me a few tips that he had learnt over the years. He explained that if I had set myself up with a structured routine there would be no need for unnecessary crying. He was kind and caring. He genuinely wants to see happy well-rested parents and babies. He taught me that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. My son is extremely happy and has learnt so much more in his day being well rested. People always make comment about how happy he is even complete strangers.
"My biggest regret of being a first time mum is that I did not seek his advice sooner. It would have saved my family a lot of unnecessary tears and it would have made my job a lot easier! Thank you again Dr. Brian." -- Sarah Solly, Insurance Consultant, Mother of Max
"On our first consultation with The Babysleep Doctor my wife was asked to rate her frustration levels out of 10. She said 9/10 without batting an eyelid. Our little boy was sleeping ok through the night but just wouldn't go down throughout the day or into the evening. Nothing was getting done I was busy with work and my wife had no reprieve for the first three months of motherhood. It wasn't fun. We were tired we were over it and we just wanted the best for our boy.
"Within three days of sticking to the routines and strategies outlined in this book our little mate was sleeping 2 to 3 times a day and all through the night! WITHIN 3 DAYS! We asked ourselves "Why didn't we do this sooner?" One week after the first consultation my wife was asked the same question. Her score? 0/10.
"The Babysleep Doctor is a genius. Treasure this book and more importantly treasure parenthood." -- Matt Arnold, Video Director and Father of Indy Lee