Books and Products
‘Sound Sleep’. Our new free-to-download e-book
This is an updated, and even more richly illustrated version of Sound Sleep, our first book, and below are some of the original reviews.
“By far the best book I’ve come across on children and sleep is ‘Sound Sleep’. Woodhouse is thoroughly child-centered in her approach, but also sensitive to the effects of long-term sleep deprivation on parents.” Rebecca Abrams, Daily Telegraph
“This book is as concerned with creating loving relationships between parents and babies as it is with advice for sleep problems.” Eileen Hayes, Parenting Adviser to the NSPCC
“I wish I had seen this book when I first became pregnant. The best thing about it is that it helps you stay calm and try to find out new ways of coping. Some of the ideas did wonders for me.” Ruth, a 29-year-old-mother
“Very detailed advice, clearly written, with many helpful and real stories for parents.” Heather Riseborough, Team Leader, Health Visiting, North Norfolk
‘Helping Children With Yoga’. Foreword by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Yoga is one of the best ways to establish a child’s emotional harmony, and to help nurture body, mind and spirit. It is a gentle and effective way of helping children to understand themselves and to achieve self-regulation.
This book is for parents, grandparents and nursery and Primary teachers and suggests imaginative, simple ways to introduces yoga and enjoy shared, peaceful times together at home and at school. Yoga gives children energy for life, inner calm and confidence.
“From my own experience, I can recommend the practice of Yoga with all my heart.
“It is my fervent hope that this beautifully prepared book about teaching yoga to children will be taken up by parents and teachers, and used widely as well.
“They will find in it nothing but an inspiration … and an abiding source of energy and calm for their own lives as well as for their children.”
Sir Yehudi Menuhin
A few copies are still available at £12.50. Please submit your request here.
We plan to publish the title as an e-book with a new section and photographs.
‘Promoting Children’s Well-Being’. A handbook.
“This is a very timely book. In an educational climate which has forced schools to focus narrowly on the 3Rs, it directs attention to the wider picture – the overall well-being of children, without which learning cannot flourish.”
Sue Palmer, former primary headteacher, author of more than 200 publications
“A fabulous book – rich with wise, provocative contributions. I’m very proud to be associated with this wonderful vision.”
Jenny Mosley, who writes and runs training courses for primary school teachers
“A book that is well worth buying and reading.”
Kathy Alcock, editor of Child Education
FUTURE BOOKS – HOW YOU CAN HELP
We’re looking for co-authors, writers and contributors to help us complete these: they’re shaped or partially drafted but need some relevant, fresh and additional input
Please click here to discover details of WORK IN PROGRESS towards the completion of the Right from the Start project.
If you are inspired by what you have seen and are interested in becoming a co-author or contributor in any way to the future books planned for the series and other support materials, please click here to contact Sarah Woodhouse.
Please contact us if you’re interested in becoming involved in a particular book – or if you could help with sponsorship.
The Bednest Crib. Winner (2005) of the Concept Design Award at Baby & Child Int. Fair
Right from the Start’s research led to the design and development of the Bednest, a bedside crib with unique benefits for mothers with babies from birth to 6 months.
“Wonderful idea. It gave me a lovely feeling to be so close to Fern and to be able to watch over her and touch her whenever I wanted. I’ll never forget those first few nights as we settled down together side-by-side.”
Dawn Osman, Bednester from Norfolk
“We began using the BedNest when Betty was two weeks old and immediately our sleeping and hers improved, and breastfeeding became a lot easier. Our daughter is such a happy, contented, and cheeky little baby and I feel sure in part it is due to her having slept beside me for four months.
“Every morning she would wake me up with a great big smile on her face – it’s the stuff memories are made of.”
Susan Fowler, Bednester from Bristol
“I am just writing to let you know how wonderful I think BedNest is. ..I think this is an absolutely marvellous product! It has made such a difference to our baby. Thank you so much to all the people who developed this product for the public. From a very grateful new mum.”
Tracey Cambridge, Bednester from London
THE BEDNEST STORY. Click here to learn more.