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Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

What Every Parent Needs to Know

American Academy of Pediatrics

Edited By:
Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP
$ 16.95
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Table of Contents
Please Note xi
Foreword xiii
Introduction xv
Overview: Basics of Childhood Sleep xxi
Part 1: Ages, Stages, and Phases
Chapter 1: The First Year of Life 3
Chapter 2: Babies and Sleep Safety 27
Chapter 3: Sleep Associations and Strategies: Babies 39
Chapter 4: Toddlers 57
Chapter 5: Bedtime Routines and Rituals 73
Chapter 6: Twins and More 95
Chapter 7: Preschoolers 107
Chapter 8: The School-aged Years: Ages 5 to 12 119
Chapter 9: Adolescence: Ages 13+ 127
Part 2: Childhood Sleep Challenges
Chapter 10: There’s a Monster Under the Bed: Dealing With Fears 141
Chapter 11: Nightmares, Night Terrors, and Other Partial Arousals 155
Chapter 12: Sleep Apnea 171
Chapter 13: Allergies and Asthma 179
Chapter 14: Headaches, Leg Pains, and Seizures 185
Chapter 15: Abdominal/Gastrointestinal Issues 191
Chapter 16: Developmental Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 197​


New! Sooner or later, most parents face challenges at bedtime. From infants and toddlers, to school-age kids and adolescents, sleeptime problems can affect everyone in the family. And no matter what your child’s difficulty may be – getting to sleep, staying asleep, bed-wetting, fears or nightmares – it’s never too late to take steps to correct it.
The latest in a series of parenting books from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know helps caregivers like you better understand sleep, answering questions and examining conflicting theories in order to help you make the best decisions for your family.
Topics include:
• The functions of sleep and how much your child needs
• Newborn sleep patterns
• Sleep theories and strategies for success
• Bedtime routines and rituals
• Coping with fears and nightmares
• Tips for solving common problems
• Helping regulate multiples’ sleep
• Changes during adolescence
Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know was written and edited by pediatricians – many of whom have been sleep-deprived parents at one time or another – and who have helped many families in their care. They recognize that there is not always an easy, one-size-fits-all answer to a sleep problem. With their recommended strategies for establishing good sleep habits, and your unique understanding of your child, this book can help ensure you and your family get all the rest you need.

About the author

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. One of the major activities of the AAP is providing reliable educational materials for parents and caregivers. Under the direction of a medical editor, content developed by the AAP is rigorously reviewed by appropriate committee members to ensure compliance with the organization's current policy and recommendations.

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