A Bundle of Trusted Resources

Because we know that having quality resources at your fingertips makes parenting easier, we have put together our top recommendations to help you and your little one thrive during sleep training. Although Sugar Night Night is affiliated with some of these resources, we are not affiliated with all of them and we recommend that you complete your own research into service providers and product recalls.


Loved to Sleep by Jen Varela and Andrea Strang

I have co-authored a book with Andrea Strang titled “Loved to Sleep.” The Loved to Sleep Method is a nurturing strategy in which you invest your time to reduce the amount of crying and improve sleep. Essentially, you are trading tears for time. This method is designed to give you the tools to assess what is right for your family. Not every family has the same expectations, or wants the same end result, with regards to how and where their baby sleeps and the Loved to Sleep Method is a gentle sleep coaching resource adaptable for your family’s specific needs.

The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

The Sleep Lady®, Kim West, is the foremost authority on gentle sleep and parenting solutions. She is the best resource Jen Varela knows for pediatric sleep issues. Working with Kim to get her Gentle Sleep Coach Certification has been a true privilege for Jen. Under Kim’s tutelage in Baltimore, they spent a great deal of time discussing how to best help families with sleep training—knowledge that Jen applies to every client in her gentle sleep coaching practice. Jen highly recommends exploring Kim’s book, “Good Night, Sleep Tight,” and her website. Especially helpful are articles on topics such as newborn sleep, nap issues, and sleep schedule changes brought on by travel and Daylight Saving Time.


Newton Breathable Crib Mattress

Newton Baby

  • Innovative Breathe -Thru Technology: Allows your baby to breathe right through, reducing the risk of suffocation.
  • The only crib mattress that’s washable from cover to core
  • Hypoallergenic – NO foam, glue, latex or springs, so your baby will enjoy a cleaner, hypoallergenic sleep.

Sleep Aids

Wonder Bumpers
Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Bassinette
Magic Sleep Suit
Halo Sleep Sack
Blackout EZ Window Covers Blackout EZ Window Covers
Consumer Product Safety US Consumer Saftey Commission

Websites & Apps

Safe Co-Sleeping Guidelines Dr. James McKenna
Crib Safety
American Academy of Pediatrics

Postpartum Support

Birth Education Center
Prevent Postpartum Depression
Relationships After Baby
Postpartum Health Alliance
Postpartum Support International


Kelly Mom
La Leche League International
Dr. Jack Newman
Babies in Bloom
Infant Reflux

Parenting Resources

Wonder Weeks
New Mommy Media
Move Play Grow
Voila Montessori
Time-In ToolKit
Mindfully Empowered
Healthy Births, Happy Babies
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