How much sleep does my child need? What is safe sleep? What is a “normal” sleep pattern? When should I move my child from a crib to a bed? Sleep problems and bedtime hassles are some of the most frustrating issues that families face. Different challenges emerge at different stages of development, and the Family Resource Center can help you conquer all of them.
Take advantage of our Interactive Learning tutorials to solve your child’s sleep problems from infancy to adolescence. Here are the sleep tutorials that are available:
Safe Sleep – Learn how to create a safe sleep environment for your child. Help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and establish good bedtime habits.
Crib to Bed – Moving your child from a crib to a bed is a major transition. Educate yourself about the best time for making this change. Find out how to prepare your child for the move. Get tips for creating an effective bedtime routine.
Simplifying the Bedtime Routine - Discover how to create a consistent bedtime routine to ensure that your child gets the right amount of sleep. Learn about common sleep problems and how to make a plan to solve them. Children who get the right amount of sleep are smiling, happy, and full of energy. Be sure your child is one of them.
Monsters in the Closet: Childhood Nighttime Fears - Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, and nighttime fears—these are very common in healthy children. They are a normal part of childhood, but they can be disruptive to a child's sleep. This interactive course will help you learn more about your child's sleep disturbances. Discover what you can do to help your child cope with them. Safe Sleep – Learn how to create a safe sleep environment for your child. Help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and establish good bedtime habits.
Insomnia - Research shows that most teenagers and adults are not getting enough sleep. Are you one of them? You may suffer from insomnia, having problems either falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can cause problems during the day when you need to be alert and energetic. Educate yourself about insomnia with this interactive tutorial. Learn the symptoms and causes of insomnia. Find out how to combat insomnia and get the sleep you need every night.
We recommend the following websites:
Safe Sleep websites:
- Keeping Your Infant in a Safe Sleeping Environment
The FRC has several books on sleep available for checkout. Listed below are some of our most popular titles.
Bedtiming: the parent's guide to getting your child to sleep at just the right age / Marc D. Lewis and Isabella Granic, 2010
The sleepeasy solution: the exhausted parent’s guide to getting your child to sleep—from birth to age five / Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack, 2007
Sleep solutions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers: the ultimate no-worry approach for each age and stage / Ann Douglas, 2006
Solve your child’s sleep problems / Richard Ferber, 2006
Take charge of your child’s sleep: the all-in-one resource for solving sleep problems in kids and teens / Judy A. Owens and Jodi A. Mindell, 2005
Be the boss of your sleep: self-care for kids / Timothy Culbert and Rebecca Kajander, 2007
Let's talk about when you have trouble going to sleep / Susan Kent, 2000
How do dinosaurs say goon night? / Jane Yolen, 2000
What to do when you dread your bed: a kid’s guide to overcoming problems with sleep / Dawn Huebner, 2008