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Best Sleep Training Books

Discover the most recommended sleep training guides, as aggregated from leading publications. Each book on this list has helped countless parents with proven techniques and is ranked by its frequency of mention.

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The Happiest Baby on the Block
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Harvey Karp - 2005-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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Learn the secrets to calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep with the revolutionary techniques found in this parenting guide. Developed by pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, this national bestseller shares four crucial principles for understanding and soothing newborns, including the "Missing Fourth Trimester" and the 5 "S's" for triggering the automatic calming reflex. With practical advice on everything from colic to sleeping habits, this book is a must-have for new parents and caregivers alike.
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Ashton Kutcher
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The Sleepeasy Solution
The Exhausted Parent's Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5
Jennifer Waldburger - 2007-04-01
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Solve your child's sleep problems with The Sleepeasy Solution, the proven method used by Hollywood stars and their trusted sleep specialists. Authors and psychotherapists Jennifer and Jill have perfected this family-friendly technique that addresses both parent and child's emotional needs, ensuring success in as little as three nights. Customize a sleep plan that works for your family and adjust to each stage of your child's development. With high praise from celebrities like Ben Stiller and Greg Kinnear, The Sleepeasy Solution is the dream come true for any exhausted parent looking for a good night's sleep.
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Ashton Kutcher
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The No-Cry Sleep Solution
Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
Elizabeth Pantley - 2002-03-28
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Discover a groundbreaking approach to getting your baby to sleep through the night without any tears. Say goodbye to the hotly debated Ferber technique or the grin-and-bear-it solution and welcome the third and successful option presented in Elizabeth Pantley's The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Based on research and tested by mothers around the world, this guide provides effective strategies to overcome naptime and nighttime problems. Say hello to a good night's sleep without any crying.
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Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
Tracy Hogg - 2005-07-26 (first published in 2000)
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Discover the secrets to understanding your newborn's needs with this groundbreaking book. With over twenty years of experience, the author shares simple and accessible programs to help parents develop early insight into their child's temperament. Learn how to get your baby on a schedule that will make life easier for everyone in the household, interpret what your baby is trying to tell you, and identify which type of baby you have. With Tracy Hogg's reassuring and down-to-earth approach, you'll not only have a healthier, happier baby but also a more relaxed and happy household.
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On Becoming Baby Wise
Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
Robert Bucknam - 2007-01-01 (first published in 1993)
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Discover the revolutionary Babywise Parent Directed Feeding concept in this highly successful book, loved by over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. With enough structure to bring order to your baby's world, yet flexibility to respond to their needs, you'll learn how to lovingly guide your baby's day rather than be enslaved to their unknown needs. The comprehensive breast-feeding follow-up surveys spanning three countries reveal staggering success rates, with 88% of mothers breast-feeding as a result of the PDF concepts, compared to the national average of only 54%. Plus, PDF babies sleep continuously through night seven to eight hours between weeks seven and nine, contributing immensely to healthy growth and development. Join the world of parents and pediatricians and find out why On Becoming Babywise is the alternative solution to sleepless nights and fussy babies.
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Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old
A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success
Suzy Giordano - 2006-01-19
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Get your baby sleeping through the night with Suzy Giordano's "Limited-Crying Solution" presented in this straightforward book. The plan guarantees twelve hours of sleep at night and three hours during the day by the age of twelve weeks old. Dubbed a baby sleep "guru," Giordano is a mother of five and one of the most sought-after baby sleep specialists in the country. Tested on various types of babies, her technique has never failed. Expectant parents, first-time parents, and those seeking a different path with subsequent children can all benefit from this popular system.
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Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
New, Revised, and Expanded Edition
Richard Ferber - 2006-05-23 (first published in 1985)
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Help your child fall asleep and stay asleep with the completely revised edition of the leading book on children’s sleep problems from Dr. Richard Ferber. Learn about the nature of sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood and discover safe, sound solutions to bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings, naps, co-sleeping, sleep terrors, sleepwalking, setting limits, and more. Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems delivers priceless advice for anxious and overtired parents.
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Gentle Sleep Book
For Calm Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers by Sarah Ockwell-Smith (2015-03-05)
Sarah Ockwell-Smith - 2015-03-05
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Discover a new book that will guide parents through the challenges of their child's sleep patterns from infancy to school age. With scientific and anecdotal information, this book covers everything from night waking, bedwetting, nightmares, and refusal to go to bed. This gentle, evidence-based approach doesn't involve leaving a baby to cry or shutting a sobbing child in their bedroom. Don't miss out on the indispensable guide that will provide plenty of gentle suggestions to help both parents and child get a good night's sleep.
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The Happy Sleeper
The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age
Heather Turgeon Mft - 2014-12-26
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Sleep training is not necessary when it comes to babies and young children. Instead of over-helping or "helicopter parenting", children should be allowed to develop their self-soothing skills to achieve optimal sleep patterns. In the research-based guide, The Happy Sleeper, child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to be nurturing and structured to help their children fall asleep independently, take healthy naps, and sleep through the night. With a foreword by parenting expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, this book is the perfect tool for parents who want to help their children get the sleep they need.
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Precious Little Sleep
The Complete Baby Sleep Guide for Modern Parents
Alexis Dubief - 2017-07-10
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"Get your baby sleeping through the night with evidence-based and flexible tools that work for every unique situation. This whip-smart guide focuses on the WHY behind baby sleep, helping you navigate the tricky newborn phase and solve toddler and preschooler sleep struggles. Follow sleep expert Alexis Dubief's practical solutions and improve your child's sleep for good."
Sweet Sleep by La Leche League International
Moms on Call Basic Baby Care by Laura/ Jennifer Walker Hunter
Sleeping Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Let's talk about your new family's sleep by Lyndsey Hookway
It's Never Too Late to Sleep Train by Craig Canapari MD
On Becoming Babywise by Robert Bucknam M.D., Gary Ezzo MA
The Baby Sleep Solution by Suzy Giordano, Lisa Abidin
Holistic Sleep Coaching by Lyndsey Hookway
The New Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman