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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.


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"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.

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"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.

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