Books to help babies and kids sleep
Here's a sampling of of books to help your kids (and you!) get a good night's rest.
"Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition" (Touchstone $16.99) by Dr. Richard Ferber is the update to the advice classic. First published 20 years ago, Ferber's method maintains that children need to calm themselves to sleep, often by crying first.
"Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens" (Da Capo, $15.95) by Judith Owens and Jodi Mindell focuses on problems experienced by older children, from falling asleep to sleepwalking.
"Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" (Random House, $16) By Dr. Marc Weissbluth also advocates allowing a child to cry him or herself to sleep under certain circumstances but advocates for more sleep.
"The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep" (McGraw-Hill, $16.95) by Elizabeth Pantley offers punishment-free advice for children who won't go to sleep, don't want to nap, are having a problem with snoring or face other sleep issues.
"The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years" (HarperCollins, $15.99) by Dr. Harvey Karp has been used by celebrities like Madonna to help their kids sleep. In it, Dr. Karp tries to dispell common sleeping myths.