Infant Sleep Safety, Co-Sleeping, Nighttime Parenting and more
API's Eight Principles of Parenting are recommended companion readings as the foundation and context for all of our research-based resources.
Sleep is one of the most common parenting questions and we offer a variety of resources to help everyone get the low-stress rest they need.
Free Resources from API's Library
- Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally - one of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- Attachment Parenting International's Infant Sleep Safety Campaign
- Our six-month-old baby is unable to fall asleep on his own. He needs to be nursed or held to fall asleep. My family says it's time for him to soothe himself, but I'm unsure how to go about it.
- We have a two-and-a-half-year-old who is still sleeping in our bed. People are advising us that it is time for her to move to her own bed, but we aren't sure what's best for her.
- Gentle Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips from APtly Said (blog)
- Read more about Nighttime Parenting on APtly Said
- Co-sleeping: Yes, No, Sometimes? (external site)
Articles from API Publications
- Mother-baby Sleep Experts Offer Tips for Soothing Crying Babies, Giving Exhausted Mothers Alternatives to Crying It Out
- How Does Your Baby Sleep?
- Cosleeping Reality: Your Toddler's Bedtime May Be Yours, Too
- Breastfeeding and Cosleeping in a Critical Culture
- AP in a Non-AP World
- 8 Infant Sleep Facts Every Parent Should Know - Ask Dr. Sears
- Cosleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies Do Not and Should Not Sleep Alone - James J. McKenna Ph.D.
- Why babies should never sleep alone: A review of the co-sleeping controversy in relation to SIDS, bedsharing and breast feeding (PDF) - James J. McKenna and Thomas McDade
- Nighttime fears in children: A guide for the science-minded parent - Parenting Science