Sleeping through the night : how infants, toddlers, and their parents can get a good night's sleep
Jodi A. Mindell.
New York : HarperResource, 2005.
Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What's his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you getting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting. 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.
The Wall Street Journal called her "a nap-time troubadour, bringing rest to the undrowsy." Now, Patti Teel has created a revolutionary four-week program to help children fall asleep on their own-and fall back asleep independently when they awaken during the night. "The Flop Game" plus eight additional guided relaxations help parents customize a bedtime routine to send their child peacefully into a restful and rejuvenating sleep. Book jacket.
The everything get your baby to sleep book : solve common problems so you can rest, too
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2005.
Your baby seems tired-she acts cranky and fussy-but when you put her down for a nap or bedtime, why won't she sleep? With The Everything Get Your Baby to Sleep Book, you'll learn to read all your baby's needs to establish an effective bedtime routine. Book jacket.
Good night, sweet dreams, I love you : now get into bed and go to sleep!
by Patrick C. Friman.
Boys Town, Neb. : Boys Town Press, c2005.
An infant who wails deep into the night, a toddler who keeps popping out of bed, a young child who procrastinates long past his bedtime does your childs behavior give you nightmares? Many kids seem programmed from birth with bedtime behavior that frustrates and frazzles parents who have difficulty ignoring a babys cry or who feel guilty enforcing an early curfew for a child they havent seen all day. Yet getting sufficient sleep is critical for childrens health and happiness. With humor and empathy, child psychologist Dr. Patrick Friman outlines the problems related to bedtime for children from infancy through middle school and gives you advice and tips on how to handle them. In many cases, he provides several options so you can choose the approach you feel most comfortable with. His suggestions can help end those bedtime hassles and get you and your child the good nights sleep you both need!
The no-cry sleep solution : gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night
Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2002.
A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution. 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 Solutionoffers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleep--all with no crying. Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night Determine--and work with--baby's biological sleep rhythms Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier