“Why won’t he sleep!?” is one of the most common new parent concerns. These articles have helped us understand what to expect from our children’s sleep, and how to establish and maintain healthy sleep routines, habits, and patterns from newborn days and beyond.

Newborns

Newborn Sleep by Elizabeth Pantley on BabyZone.com Helps us have realistic expectations for sleep in babies under 4 months. Page 2 of the article has especially useful advice for dealing with night waking and daytime/nighttime sleep confusion.
How to Deal with Sleep Deprivation on Natural Parenting Tips Written for parents of newborns. Advice for when the baby is your only and when you have other children.

Naps

Solving Naptime Problems by Elizabeth Pantley on The Sleep Store
Shifting Schedules: Changing from Two Naps to One Nap by Elizabeth Pantley on Pregnancy.org
Transitioning from 2-1 naps from Mommyhood: Next Right

Sleep Deprivation

Gentle Baby and Toddler Sleep Tips from API Speaks tips for “sleep-deprived parents” of babies & toddlers
How to Deal with Sleep Deprivation on Natural Parenting Tips Written for parents of newborns. Advice for when the baby is your only and when you have other children.
Sleepless in America
book by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A. A great read on finding your child’s natural sleep cycles to help ease them into sleep better. The premise is that children who misbehave may be sleep deprived, and the book has sections for babies through teens (and even some advice for adults)

Sleeping Through the Night

Sleeping Through the Night by Jeri Carr experiences to help answer the question “When do babies sleep through the night?”

Sleep Sharing (sometimes called co-sleeping or the family bed)

The Benefits of Sharing the Family Bed by Becky Jackson
Scientific Benefits of Co-Sleeping on AskDrSears.com
Safe Co-Sleeping on AskDrSears.com
Family Bed page on KellyMom (breastfeeding website) includes “What is Co-sleeping?”, “Advantages of the Family Bed and Co-sleeping,” “Co-sleeping Safety,” “Night nursing and ear infections?”, and links to numerous medical research studies
Articles on Sleeping at NaturalChild.org lists several promoting co-sleeping as safe and even most healthy written by Dr. James McKenna