Can a simple book teach you all the secrets you need to know to get your baby to sleep peacefully? Honestly, no. If it could, there wouldn’t be zombie moms wandering amongst us everyday. Every baby and even every night is different, so the best you can do is be prepared. And, one wonderful way to arm yourself is by reading what the experts recommend. Since we know you don’t have time to read every book out there, we’ve assembled a collection of the best books on baby sleep training. They’re recommendations from our in-house experts, as well as our Cloud b community of moms. Happy reading (and hopefully, sleeping!)
The Best Books on Baby Sleep Training:
The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy by Kim West – Kim West, LCSW-C, and Cloud b advisor known to her clients as The Sleep Lady, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them “cry it out”—an option that is not comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber!
Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Step-by-step Guide for Tired Parents by Kim West – Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook is the essential companion to the best selling book, Good Night Sleep Tight. The book includes a step-by-step guide for parents, is organized by age and by process, and is the key to sleep coaching success. The Workbook can be used as a standalone guide; includes an essential to do list, sleep plans, tear out sleep logs, sleep manner sticker charts and a certificate of completion for celebrating success – all the essentials needed to help tired parents with children of any age who are experiencing sleep problems.
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley – Pantley’s successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley’s guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night’s sleep–all with no crying.
The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family by the Sears Family – America’s favorite pediatric experts turn their attention to solving babies’ sleep problems in a definitive book that offers immediate results. A comprehensive, reassuring, solution-filled sleep resource, this guide shows parents how to match the nighttime temperament of their baby to their own lifestyle, and provides practical tools parents need to help the entire family sleep better.
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp – Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques, Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes…and help them sleep longer too.
Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Jodi Mindell – Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children’s sleep problems. Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep.
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition by Dr. Richard Ferber – In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation’s foremost authority on children’s sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them.
Sleep and Your Child’s Temperament by Rebecca Michi – Discover how important your child’s personality is in achieving the rest they need. Whether baby sleep, toddler sleep or the sleep of preschool children, learn how to help your child – and you – get a good night’s sleep.
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