This topical guide on infant and toddler sleep disorders 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).
- Baby & Toddler Sleep Solutions for Dummies
Arthur Lavin and Susan Glaser
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2007
This guide provides information you need to help your kids go to sleep – and stay asleep – all night long.
WM 188 L412 2007 123374597
- It’s Time to Sleep In Your Own Bed
Lawrence E. Shapiro
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2008
This compassionate children’s book follows Alex as he struggles with his feelings about sleeping in his room, learns his bed is a special place and finally goes to sleep by himself in his own bed.
WM 188 S529 2008 236117245
- 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
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. Available as an eBook.
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
- Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Guide for Frazzled Families
Terry Katz & Beth Ann Malow
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2014
Pinpoint and solve the problems underlying sleep difficulties and improve your entire family’s quality of life with the effective interventions found in this easy-to-understand and empathetic guide to good sleep. This book is based on a multi-year study of sleep in children with ASDs which concluded that parent training was the key to resolving children’s sleep problems.
WL 108 K1591 2014 866620506
- Teach Your Baby to Sleep: Solving Sleep Problems from Newborn Through Childhood
New York: Sterling Publishing, 2005
This book features the work of the Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic of England. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night.
WM 188 .T253 2005 60668016
- The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep – from Birth to Age 5
Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivak. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health
The authors provide a customized sleep plan, clear step-by-step instructions and emotional support as your child learns.
WM 188 .W157 2007 76901811
Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.
- Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
23 minute DVD videodisc
[El Cerrito, CA]: Medical Center for Health
This video shows how to help babies soothe themselves to sleep, hints for enhancing your child’s sleep environment, how babies learn the differences between day and night and a gentle 4-night program to eliminate post-midnight feedings.
WM 188 H483 2006 71825464
- The Sleepeasy Solution for Crib Sleepers
(97 minute DVD videodisc)
Los Angeles: Sleepy Planet, 2007
This video is a complement to the book described above. Highlights include the 6 sleep stealers that cause most sleep problems in children and a step-by-step guide to solving your child’s nap and nighttime sleep problems.
WM 188 .W157d 2007 235974038
We are still adding to this resource guide. Please check back later for additional resources.
The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.
- Healthy Sleep Habits for Children
Cleveland Clinic Health Library
The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.
- How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe: AAP Policy Explained
- EIC: Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.
- Establishing Positive Sleep Patterns for Young Children with ASD
- SIDS: Back to Sleep
Losing a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a tragedy that grieves parents, family members, friends, and others who care for the child. The good news is that all of those who provide care for an infant can help reduce the risk of SIDS. Also available in Spanish and Polish.
- What Does a Safe Sleep Environment Look Like?
- ZZZs, Please! Bedtime for Preschoolers
Getting enough sleep is important for your child’s mental and physical development. Although there isn’t one sure way to raise a good sleeper, the key is to try from early on to establish healthy bedtime habits. Also available in Spanish and Polish.