Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Recommendations from MoMs

Happy May, ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and that you are all getting lots of outside time with your kids before the weather shoots permanently into the ‘90’s. This month’s reading subject is getting your kids to sleep through the night! Not an easy feat for some of us, even for those parents with older children. If this is something you struggle with, check out the titles below. I’ve listed them in order of age!

The Happiest Baby on the Block (The new way to calm crying and help your newborn baby sleep longer) by Harvey Karp, M.D.

This book includes great tips on how to properly soothe and swaddle an infant, and even addresses how to re-create the womblike atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for, outside the womb.

On Becoming Baby Wise (Giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep) by Gary Ezzo, M.A. and Robert Bucknam, M.D.

“Babywise is an exciting infant management plan that successfully and naturally helps infants synchronize their feeding, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles.”

The No-Cry Sleep Solution (Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night) by Elizabeth Pantley

“Showing you how to analyze, assess, and improve your baby’s sleep patterns using sleep logs.”

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Gentle ways to stop bedtime battles and improve your child’s sleep) by Elizabeth Pantley

Covers a wide variety of topics including moving a child out of the crib and into a big bed; ending the all-night breastfeeding routine; stopping nighttime visits to your bed; handling naptime problems; and nightmares, separation anxiety, and fears.

Break the Co-Sleeping Habit (How to set bedtime boundaries- and raise a secure, happy, well-adjusted child) by Valerie Levine, Ph.D.

This book helps you deal with breaking a habit that parents don’t know how to break, even addressing pre-teens and teens and dealing with special situations such as divorce.

Dottie, NWHMOM Librarian

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