Good Science Guides: The Sleep Series

This series informs, inspires and empowers parents with bite-sized, evidence-based, up-to-date scientific research on how babies and parents are designed to parent through the night.

YOUR NIGHTTIME PARENTING CHOICES MATTER

They have an impact. On your relationship with your child. On your attitude toward parenting. On your child’s mental and emotional development. We’re told, in Western culture, that we need to follow a set of strategies. And that if we don’t, we’re setting ourselves up for failure or worse still, that we’re failing our children.The rules are black and white. Solitary sleep. Drowsy but awake. Feed, play, sleep. Self-soothing. Sleep training.

But, these rules don’t make sense to you.

And they shouldn’t. Because they’re arbitrary. They are not backed by science. They are not rooted in developmental psychology. They are not supported by neuroscience.

Your intuition tells you this. But, what if science agrees wholeheartedly?

What if you had at your fingertips evidence-based bite-sized research that proves that not only are mainstream practices potentially harmful, but that gentle and responsive parenting is critical to the healthy development of your child?

I’ve done the tireless research so you don’t have to.

I have spent the last six months studying over one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles on the science of infant and toddler sleep. I’m passionate about presenting you with the truth about biologically normal infant sleep so that you can make informed decisions based on the evidence, rather than being swayed by popular opinion.

If you’re curious about your nighttime parenting options, want to make conscious choices or are seeking knowledge and support, then you’re in the right place.

I wrote The Good Science Guides, Sleep Series for you.

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HOW THESE GUIDES CAN HELP YOU

Motherhood isn’t meant to be spent worrying about what other people think or googling “is it ok to nurse my baby to sleep?”. I want you to relax in the knowledge that your choice to be responsive to your baby is the right one.This is the series of guides that you can share with your pediatrician when he suggests that all bedsharing is dangerous.

This is the series of guides you can share with your mother-in-law when she tells you that it’s time to sleep train.

This is the series of guides you can share with your friend when she says you are creating a rod for your own back if you nurse your baby to sleep.

This is the series of guides you can share with your husband when he’s worried that everyone else has a baby who sleeps through the night and yours doesn’t.

THE TOPICS WE’LL COVER IN THE GUIDES ARE:

Guide One: Nighttime Breastfeeding

Guide One: Nighttime Breastfeeding

  • Gain confidence in the knowledge nursing to sleep is normal and healthy
  • Stop wasting your time by Googling “am I creating bad habits by nursing to sleep?”
  • Understand the health benefits nighttime breastmilk gives you and your baby
  • Reduce your baby’s risk of colic
  • Reduce your risk for postpartum depression
Guide Two: Night Waking

Guide Two: Night Waking

  • Stop feeling insecure when someone asks you, “is he sleeping through the night?” or “is she a good baby?”
  • Understand why it is healthy for your baby to wake through the night
  • Appreciate the purpose of nighttime waking
  • Be able to shift your perspective so that you feel happier as a parent who chooses to comfort your baby at 11pm….1am….3am…
  • Reduce your baby’s risk for SIDS
  • Reduce your risk for postpartum depression
Guide Three: Shared Sleep

Guide Three: Shared Sleep

  • Understand why babies are safe when sleeping next to their mothers (and what conditions are necessary to ensure safety)
  • Appreciate the impacts of mother-infant separation
  • Widen your perspective on how most mothers on the planet manage nighttime parenting
  • Reduce your baby’s risk for SIDS
  • Reduce your risk for postpartum depression
Guide Four: Crying and Responsiveness

Guide Four: Crying and Responsiveness

  • Stop doubting yourself when someone suggests that by holding your baby or picking up your toddler that you’re ‘spoiling’ your child
  • Understand that responsiveness does not inhibit independence (it promotes it)
  • Appreciate why it is best to keep babies calm in order to promote optimal development
  • Understand why excessive crying can have long-term negative outcomes and should never be used as a training technique
Guide Five: Sleep Training

Guide Five: Sleep Training

  • Stop feeling as though sleep training is a necessary part of parenthood
  • Understand why your baby doesn’t need sleep training and why it can do more harm than good.
  • Appreciate that sleep training doesn’t teach self-soothing
  • Understand that sleep training doesn’t improve outcomes for families
Guide Six: SIDS and Safety

Guide Six: SIDS and Safety

  • Understand the different causes and risk factors for SIDS as well as SUID and ASSB
  • Learn how to reduce or eliminate the risk factors that are within your control
  • Make your choices based on facts not fears
  • Reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS

These guides will help realign you with your biological truths while providing confidence, comfort, and reassurance to trust your instincts, and your child.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

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“The Good Science Sleep Guides are a ‘must read’ for both parents and professionals who work with families. They are meticulously researched but also an easy read for tired parents. They will support you to make evidence-based choices about your child’s sleep needs and nurture in a way that supports optimum development and secure attachment. Above all, the Good Science Sleep Guides will help you ditch the pressure to ‘train’ your baby by ignoring signalling of your child’s very real needs. They will reassure you that you are not ‘creating bad habits’ or the proverbial ‘rod for your back’ by responding as your heart is calling you to your child. Save yourself and your baby the tears of self-doubt by reading these important guides.”

– Pinky McKay IBCLC | Mother of five, best-selling author ‘Sleeping Like a Baby’

zelma tolley

“The Sleep Series is everything parents need but are not always given – either by their health care providers or their peers. The information is clear, concise and affirming. Parents will exude confidence after reading these. Anything that supports a parent to trust their instincts and promotes practicality is an asset. I am grateful to have such a brilliant resource to refer my clients to. As always, Tracy has added value and perspective to the parenting community in a big way.”

– Zelma Tolley | Mother and Founder, The Postnatal Project

carley mendes

“Tracy’s approach is the much-needed reassurance that every tired parent so desperately needs. Her guidance allows mothers to tap into their intuitive wisdom, which can often become clouded with lack of sleep. Tracy helps us realign with our biological truths, which is an infinite comfort and relief. The Good Science Guides Sleep Series is the salve that so many require when nothing else seems to resonate. I wish every parent received a copy when their baby was born. Thank you for doing what you do, Tracy.”

– Carley Mendes | Mother, Holistic Nutritionist, and Founder, Oh Baby Nutrition

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“For evidence based support and information The Good Science guides by Tracy Gillet are second to none. Not only does Gillet dispel a raft of common myths around breastfeeding, breastfeeding to sleep and shared sleeping, but she’s created the tools to help mothers feel truly empowered to begin to parent consciously in an accessible and intelligent way. I would highly recommend this fantastic series to any new parent.”

– Hannah Shone | Publisher, The Natural Parent Magazine

nina morales

“Many of us follow gentle sleep practices with our babies, knowing it feels right in our hearts. But with warnings and guidelines against us, many of us feel negligent. Enter the ‘Good Science Guide – The Sleep Series’. Through rigorous analysis of scientific studies, Tracy Gillett has filtered through the academia to bring parents a wealth of solid scientific evidence in support of gentle sleep approaches.Delivered in bite-sized pieces, now you won’t only feel that gentle sleep approaches are right – you’ll have the information to know it is, too.”

– Nina Morales | Writer and Mother, Sydney, Australia

andrea andric

“These guides are an absolutely amazing resource for all parents – whether it’s your first time or not! They are incredibly thorough, well-researched and referenced without being too difficult to read. As a first-time mum, I had many of the doubts that have been dispelled by finding out (sometimes the hard way) what Tracy has so eloquently and beautifully put together in these guides. The information is so beautifully laid out that you can’t help but read it and these are incredibly well-priced for the amount of work and research that has gone into them. If you’re considering buying any sort of guide to your breastfeeding and sleep journey, you only need this one!”

– Andrea Andric | Mother, Digital Marketing Specialist and Administrator for the Beyond Sleep Training Project

barbara cohen

“I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in NYC on a mission to help parents understand biologically normal infant/baby sleep. In my city, we have many pediatricians who are encouraging sleep training early in infancy and promoting sleep methods that negatively impact breastfeeding and lactation. Thankfully, Tracy has written an honest and well-researched guide to normal baby sleep. Her easy-to-read Sleep Series is a compilation of research and myth-busting analysis that will become an integral part of my parent education around sleep and the harmful impact that unnaturally long and deep baby sleep has on breastfeeding and lactation.”

– Barbara Cohen | Mother and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

The Good Science Guides, Sleep Series provide the answers you’ve been searching for; the permission to silence the noise of society and be the parent you want to be, day and night.

YOUR FREE BONUSES

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Bonus 1: Biologically Normal Infant Sleep Resources

Bonus 2: Online Communities, Podcasts and More

Bonus 3: Safe Infant Sleep Resources

Bonus 4: The Sleep Series Cheat Sheet

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BUY THE GUIDES INDIVIDUALLY

If you’re not sure if the full bundle is right for you, I am also making the guides available on an individual basis.

Choose the topics that resonate with you the most, or gift them to those who might benefit from their advice and scientifically-backed research.

MEET TRACY

Well, hello there! I’m Tracy Gillett, a nature-loving, adventure-seeking natural mother.

Since welcoming our son into the world three years ago, I have been grateful every single day that we discovered this form of parenting and am beyond excited to share what I have learned with you.

I’m on a mission to help you free yourself from the “rules” of modern parenthood by following your instincts. I want parenting to be a joy, an honour and a privilege for you, rather than something to get through or merely survive.

I launched Raised Good in 2016 and have been overwhelmed by the positive response from parents all over the world. Our common thread is that our instincts are telling us something about the way our culture tells us to raise children isn’t working. And while I may not have all the answers, I’m willing to ask the tough questions and advocate for kids and for you, their brave and amazing parent.

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