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.

Interactive Learning tutorial:

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.

We recommend the following websites:

Safe Sleep websites:

General Sleep hygiene

Newborn Sleep patterns

General sleep tips 

Sleep problems and children

The Center for Families Resource Library has several books on sleep available for checkout. Listed below are some of our most popular titles.

For adults:

  • 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
  • The happiest baby guide to great sleep: simple solutions for kids from birth to 5 years / Harvey Karp, 2012
  • The good sleeper: the essential guide to sleep for your baby --and you / Janet Krone Kennedy, 2015
  • Sleep: what every parent needs to know / American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012

For children: 

  • 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 good night? / Jane Yolen, 2000
  • What to do when you dread your bed: a kid’s guide to overcoming problems with sleep / Dawn Huebner, 2008

You are also welcome to search our catalog for other titles.

Need more information? Call us at 314.454.2350, or make a request.