For additional reading, check out these great books:
• Solve your Child’s Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber.
Based on Ferber’s research as the director of Boston’s Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children’s Hospital, the book is a practical, easy-to-understand guide to common sleeping problems for children ages one to six.
• The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer, by Harvey Karp.
Karp believes fussy babies suffer from what he calls the “fourth trimester,” and recommends a series of five steps designed to imitate the uterus. These steps include swaddling, side/stomach position, shhh sounds, swinging and sucking.
• Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep, by William Sears.
This book offers advice on issues such as deciding where babies should sleep, what foods may help children sleep, tips for single parents, and getting children to bed without a struggle.
• Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Marc Weissbluth.
This book teaches parents the basics of sleep science and helps them find their baby’s optimal window for falling asleep both for naps and at nighttime..