Smiling like Sunshine: Book Review and Giveaway: Nursies When the Sun Shines

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Nursies When the Sun Shines

If you are a regular reader of this blog, by now you already know that I'm passionate about breastfeeding. So today I'm very happy to review this book: Nursies When the Sun Shines by Katherine Havener, illustrated by Sara Burrier. This is a picture book about night weaning.

Breastfeeding a toddler is marvellous but if you are getting a little bit tired of all those night wakings and looking for a gentle way to night wean your toddler, this book is just for you.
The book shows a mum, dad and toddler going to sleep and teaches a child that at night time we sleep and nursing happens only when the sun shines.
This is a short story book. In fact, my first impression was that it was just too short. However when I gave it a thought,I decided it is okay : It aims to teach a child that we sleep at night and nurse in the morning and it does this perfectly.
I have not night weaned Derin yet but I gently night weaned Defne when she was a little bit over 2.5 years old. I used the same method and told her that "nursies go to sleep and they will wake up when the sun shines". I think she was pretty much ready by then and accepted it easily. When she woke up I used to offer her water and cuddle her and a few days later, she got it and started sleeping through. This book will be very helpful for night weaning Derin when the time is ripe.
I love that the family in the book are cosleeping with their child. There are so few books depicting breastfeeding and cosleeping families, this book is a joy to read.
The illustrations are just gorgeous!

You can buy Nursies when the Sun Shines from Katherine’s website, where it is currently on sale for $9.99. An autographed copy is available at a discount for $12.99.

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Disclaimer: I gratefully received this book from the writer herself. This review however reflects my honest opinion and thoughts about the book.