Why Your Baby’s Sleep Matters is the fifth book from the well known parenting author Sarah Ockwell-Smith.

The book is a comprehensive introduction to the science, history and anthropology of baby sleep.

Available to order HERE in the UK,  HERE in the USA and HERE for the rest of the world.


Research shows that ‘normal’ infant sleep is not what most experts claim it to be. In fact, many of today’s sleep ‘problems’ with young babies and children predominantly occur in the developed world. In Why Your Baby’s Sleep Matters, renowned gentle parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith demonstrates how nurturing babies at night helps their brain development, and covers the topics every parent of a new baby will need to know about, including naps, SIDS, night weaning, coping with your own exhaustion – and even dealing with advice and criticism from others.