This topical guide on establishing healthy sleep habits will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).

  • Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
    Harvey Karp
    William Morrow, 2012
    This book offers tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler get the rest they need while also debunking some of the most widely held myths about babies and sleep.
    WM 188 .K1481 2012   779244248
  • Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
    Da Capo Press, 2012
    This book provides a guide to the first 12 months of life with a new baby, including information on feeding, immunizations, development, sleeping, and medical care.
    WS 105 .M4545 2012   773023454
  • Pediatric Sleep Problems: A Clinician’s Guide to Behavioral Interventions
    Lisa J. Meltzer. American Psychological Association, 2015
    This book presents behavioral interventions for common pediatric sleep problems. Step-by-step instructions show readers how to clinically assess and treat children from toddlers to teenagers, and case examples apply the instructions to real-life scenarios.
    WM 188 .M496 2015   895272453
  • Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs
    Mark Durand
    Paul H. Brookes, 2013
    From bedtime tantrums to bedwetting, sleep problems can be one of the biggest sources of worry and frustration for parents of children with special needs. Help is here in this down-to-earth, nonjudgmental guide packed with widely tested, easy-to-use techniques that work for all children, with and without disabilities.
    WM 188 .D931 2014   855362793   9781598574661
  • Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?
    Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
    New York: HarperCollins, 2006
    Based on the personal experience of parents as well as up-to-date scientific research, this book focuses on the topic of sleep deprivation and its solutions as a way to look at child behavior and development issues.
    WM 188 .K96s 2006   60188150
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
    Harvey Karp. Penguin Random House, 2015
    This fully revised and updated book includes the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk.
  • The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
    Alice Callahan. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
    In this friendly guide through the science of infancy, the author explains how nonscientist mothers can learn the difference between hype and evidence. The Science of Mom is a fascinating, eye-opening, and extremely informative exploration of the topics that generate discussion and debate in the media and among parents.
    WS 105 .C1304 2015   893389673


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

  • The Brain: Activity, Sleep and Boredom
    20-minute DVD
    Physical activity and quality sleep are both vital for healthy bodies. Studies suggest that doing “nothing,” and even being bored, is actually very important to how we process the world around us and is key to creativity.
    QP 376 .B73asb 2011 707121713
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block
    64-minute DVD
    Happiest Baby. 2012
    The Happiest Baby reveals a stunning new discovery . . . the calming reflex. It’s almost an “off switch” for crying that all babies are born with. Within just days you’ll boost your baby’s sleep one to three hours every night.
    WM 188 .K148dvd 2012 795744238


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Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.

Healthy Sleep Habits