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Experts Tell Us the Best Baby Sleep Books Training

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Baby Sleep Books Training. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

On Becoming Babywise by Robert Bucknam

This product was recommended by Marissa Labuz from Just Simply Mom

Babywise offers a a daily routine and schedule for your newborn starting from day 1. It was beneficial to me by providing a routine of eat-wake-sleep. This gives your baby the opportunity to learn how soothe himself to sleep instead of relying on milk to make him drowsy. It helps develop a good routine throughout the day for both day and nighttime sleep.

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

This product was recommended by Derek Hales from NapLab

Happiest Baby on the Block is an absolute classic and recommended by so many moms and dads for good reason. It’s packed with concise and practical tips on how to get your baby to sleep. It’s focused more on the first few months, but can be helpful for kids up to 1 year old. It focuses on what it calls the 5 S’s, swaddling, side and stomach positioning, shushing, swinging, and sucking.

Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano

This product was recommended by Derek Hales from NapLab

What I love about this book is it provides an incredibly detailed plan of action with specific steps you can take to sleep train your baby. The aim of the book is to get your newborn sleeping 12 hours a night by the time they are 3 months old. To make this system work you really need to follow their plan, and it can be more difficult if you’re breastfeeding (as opposed to bottle) feeding. However, even if you cannot implement the system perfectly it’s well worth the read.

Precious Little Sleep by Alexis Dubief

This product was recommended by Derek Hales from NapLab

This book provides 7 different sleep training methods. Sleep training a baby is difficult, and not every training system works for every parent or every baby. With 7 different tactical plans you can find the training method that works best for you and your baby. One note though, this book isn’t one that you can really skim. It’s not a difficult or long read, but to fully digest it you’ll need to fully read each major section.

The Happy Sleeper by Heather Turgeon

This product was recommended by Amy Motroni from The Postpartum Party

This book gives parents a step-by-step approach for establishing good sleep habits with a newborn and also has chapters for older babies when parents are ready to sleep train. The book includes helpful information that is backed by science and realistic for parents to be able to implement.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

This product was recommended by Katherine Brown from Spyic

For over 20 years, this book has been helping parents put their children to sleep. This book packs a lot of fun for the youngsters to read. The story revolves around the (lower case) letters represented as children that are racing to the top of a coconut tree, and the parents, aunts, and uncles represented as capital letters who aid the lower case letters fulfilling their quests.

Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

This product was recommended by Katherine Brown from Spyic

This picture book adventure will charm new readers. It is full of whimsical illustrations, catchy rhymes, and a great yet simple story that young readers can relate to. The story is cute, adorable, long and surely helps in calming the little creatures.

Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

For centuries parents used to sleep with their toddlers in the same room and on the same bed. Recently it has been a standard practice for parents to put their kids away to sleep in another room away from the parental bed. Three In A Bed is another fantastic book that elaborates on the benefits of co-sleeping. It is a very convenient method for breastfeeding mothers and allows both the kid and mother to enjoy a full night’s sleep. The author dug deep into the history of kids in beds, and shared opinions of parents and their attitudes towards co-sleeping carried out through interviews. She also shares tips for safe sleeping in the family bed, and tackle the issues of cot death. Deborah offers practical advice, by answering common objections and the challenge of getting your kids to leave the parent’s bed when times come. She doesn’t fail to mention how using this method can sustain your sex life too.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth M.D.

This product was recommended by Patti Read from Goldilocks Sleep Solutions

This book is great for tired parents to read because Dr Weissbluth bases his book on scientific fact and findings as well as his years and years of experience as a pediatric doctor. He’s seen, first hand, what works for his patients and what doesn’t. But this isn’t a fluff piece, solely based on his opinion. Part of the reason why the book is so long is because he goes into detail about the science behind his findings. That, as well as the large number of pages, should not discourage parents from reading it, rather encourage them to put their trust in what Dr Weissbluth is saying. He also makes it really easy for parents to pick and choose what parts of the book they should read and when. So if you’re in the baby sleep trenches currently and exhausted, just read the beginning about healthy sleep habits and then jump to the current age of your child and read the important information for that stage of your child’s life. Then once you’re sleeping better yourself you can continue to read to find out more sleep facts or you can keep it in your bookshelf for when your child moves onto their next stage in their sleep journey.

Sleep Wrecked Kids by Sharon Moore

This product was recommended by Deb Roth from Tongue Tie Life

This book addresses the underlying root cause of sleep issues that occur in babies and children. Most commonly, the issues are caused by tongue, lip, and buccal (cheek) ties. It reveals the common red flags for sleep problems, so you can assess your child, how to optimize your child’s routine and environment to improve their sleep, and listing the medical practitioners and specialists that can help.

It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train by Craig Canapari

This product was recommended by Alexandra Mullins from Coffee and Coos

When it comes to sleep, new parents can quickly fall into the trap of feeling like they’ve ruined their baby’s sleep, or that it’s too late to create good sleep habits. While many sleep training books focus on younger babies, It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train gives parents of older babies and toddlers the tools needed to create happy and healthy sleep habits in their own home. Dr. Canapari’s action plans give parents different options for sleep training that are easy to understand and carry out.

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