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Guide Picks - Top 10 Sleep Parenting Books
After your baby is feeding well, the next big parenting issue is usually how to get your child to sleep through the night. Infants often have sleep problems, including trouble falling asleep, waking up and having irregular sleep patterns. In addition to helping you fix sleep problems, these books can help you learn how to prevent them from occuring and develop good sleep habits.
1) Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems By Richard Ferber, MD, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems is one of the most popular parenting books that will help you get your child sleeping through the night. Although often thought of as the 'cry it out' approach, Dr. Feber will teach you how to develop good sleep patterns and teach your child to fall asleep on his own and sleep through the night. Plus tips on solving other sleep problems.

2) the no cry sleep solution
Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. This is a great book for parents who want an alternative to the Ferber method.

3) Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Children
A step-by-step program for a good night's sleep by a Pediatrician. Dr. Weissbluth will teach you how to establish good sleep habits for your child to prevent sleep problems from occuring. Includes a month by month guide to normal sleep patterns, including naps, and how to deal with common sleep problems.

4) American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Sleep : Birth Through Adolescence
By the American Academy of Pediatrics Staff, a comprehensive guide to your child's sleep, including how much sleep your child needs, fixing problems sleeping throught the night, understanding fears, nightmares and sleep terrors, the importance of bedtime routines and rituals and how to solve common problems from infancy to adolescence.

5) Night Night DVD
A common sense approach to getting your child to sleep through the night. Not a book, but this DVD is a nice alternative to the rest of these sleep books. It includes a 30 day money back guarantee and personal email support and counsel by Dr. Hull, a practicing Pediatrician.
6) Nighttime Parenting : How to Get Your Baby & Child to Sleep
By William Sears, MD, Nighttime Parenting was written to help your whole family sleep better. Includes a discussion of attachment parenting, the benefits of the family bed , co-sleeping or sharing sleep, and how to get your baby to sleep and stay asleep.

7) Sleep: The Brazelton Way
Sleep: The Brazelton Way covers everything a parent needs to know about sleep, including the first great "touchpoint" of helping the baby sleep through the night, deciding whether to start with, and weaning a child from, a "family bed," sleepwalking, nightmares, and, above all, how to help children learn how to get themselves to sleep.

8) Sleeping Through the Night
How infants, toddlers & their parents can get a good night's sleep, with an introduction to sleep and sleep problems, establishing good sleep habits, and dealing with bedtime struggles, nighttime awakenings and other common sleep problems.

9) Sweet Dreams
A pediatrician's secret for baby's good night's sleep, including how to discover your child's natural sleep patterns and how to develop a positive bedtime ritual.

10) The 7 O'Clock Bedtime
Unlike the other books here, this book is not about teaching your child to sleep through the night. Instead, it stresses the importance of a good night's sleep and advocates that children should go to bed by 7 o'clock to prevent the consequences of sleep deprivation and keep your child 'healthy, playful and wise.'

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