- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 24, 2000

Books


"Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems," by Dr. Richard Ferber, Simon & Schuster, 1985. This popular book advocates teaching infants healthy sleep associations in order to get to sleep, as well as a gradual "crying it out" approach to get back to sleep.
"American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Sleep," edited by Dr. George J. Cohen, Villard Books, 1999. This book covers sleep issues in children from birth through adolescence.
"On Becoming Babywise: Learn How Over 500,000 Babies were Trained to Sleep Through the Night the Natural Way," by Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam (Preface), Multomah Publishers, 1998. This book advises parents to get baby on a parent-directed feeding program so that baby will be trained not to wake up hungry in the middle of the night.
"The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth Through Age Two," by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears. Dr. Sears says baby's sleep problems can be solved if baby sleeps within an arm's reach of his mother.

Associations


The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007. Phone: 847/434-4000. Web site: www.aap.org.

On line


A group of pediatricians post advice and articles on children's health at Pedsnet's Web site: www.pedsnet.org.
The American Medical Association (www.ama-assn.org/kidshealth) has a consumer-friendly section devoted to children's health and development.
Bulletin boards where parents can discuss infant sleep problems can be found in popular on-line communities such as Parentsplace (www.parentsplace.com), Parent Soup (www.parentsoup.com) and Moms Online (www.momsonline.com).

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