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Ferber, M.D., Richard

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems. Ferber's book provides valuable advice on developing good sleeping habits for your child. This book is easy to understand and has information about sleeping problems that are common in children ages one to six.

Fleiss, Paul M.

Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Your Child's Good Night's Sleep. Dr. Fleiss, a pediatrician for over 30 years, advises parents on how to find their children's natural sleep rhythms, creating positive bedtime routines, as well as advice on how cosleeping affects growth and development.

Goodavage, Maria and Jay Gordon, M.D.

Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed. This book uses scientific research and common sense to tell parents everything they need to know about bedsharing. It also includes advice on how and when to move a child out of the family bed and into his or her own.

McKenna, James.

Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping. Through careful research and thoughtful advice, McKenna guides parents through the myths and realities of cosleeping to ensure safe and relaxing nights.

Mindell, Jodi.

Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parent Can Get a Good Night's Sleep. Dr. Mindell has ten years of experience in assessing and treating common sleep problems in children and provides parents with tips, answers to common questions, and quotes from parents who have solved their child's sleep problem. She also includes practical advice concerning bedtime, along with coping skills for all members of the family.

Pantley, Elizabeth.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Pantley provides a third option for how to get your baby to sleep at night with helpful strategies for overcoming naptime and bedtime problems with no crying and good nights of sleep.

Sears, Martha & William Sears.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep: America's Foremost Baby and Childcare Experts Answer the Most Frequently Asked Questions. Considered some of America's leading authorities on childcare, Martha and Bill Sears share their expertise ranging in topics from how to dress your baby for sleep, how to avoid SIDS, what requirements to keep in mind while purchasing a crib, the benefits of sleep sharing, and much more.

Sunderland, Margot.

Science of Parenting: Practical Guidance on Sleep, Crying, Play and Building Emotional Wellbeing for Life. Sunderland relies on scientific studies to explain the effects on everyday interactions and childcare strategies, such as hugging or letting a child cry, affect the child's development. In her easy to understand book, Sunderland argues for a more hands-on and nurturing approach to childcare.

Waldburger, Jennifer and Jill Spivack.

Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5. From two experts who help the babies of Hollywood sleep, the Sleepeasy Solution provides a family-friendly guide to get children on a customized sleeping schedule and addresses the emotional needs of the parents and baby for solutions to sleep problems.

Weissbluth, M.D., Marc.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Dr. Weissbluth gives a step-by-step plan for parents to establish a sleep schedule that works with their child's natural sleep cycles. His book also reveals common mistakes made by parents when trying to get children to sleep, emphasizes the importance of nap schedules, helps parents cope with common sleep problems, and more.

Websites

American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Health Topics: Sleep
The AAP offers research on bedding, bedsharing, sleep position, pacifiers, immunizations, breastfeeding, SIDS prevention and numerous resources for safe sleep.

La Leche League International (LLLI)
This website is full of resources for mothers looking for information on breastfeeding. LLLI is dedicated to help mothers across the globe breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

James J. McKenna and the University of Notre Dame's Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory
This website includes links to articles and essays, FAQ, and videos, all to promote safe cosleeping practices.

Dr. Helen Ball and the Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Laboratory
The Parent-Infant Sleep Laboratory website has information on the latest research from the lab by researchers, undergraduates, and postgraduates. Past research, publications, and projects can be found here.

Dr. William Sears
Dr. Sears' website includes information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, nutrition, sleep problems, and more. Multiple doctors contribute to the website.

Consumer Reports: Baby Products.
Consumer Reports has a whole section of their website dedicated to babies and kids. Ratings can be found for nearly all baby products from car seats to bottles.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Crib Safety and SIDS Reduction Information
This website includes publications, brochures, and safety alerts about crib safety and safe sleeping.

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