What are the best resources for children to fall asleep?

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    #1The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

    The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
    The book will help you to get your kids to sleep. It includes a CD of white noise that produces deep and healthy sleep
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    Carl Porter
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "My 2 year old child always had trouble sleeping. I would sing lullabies, read bed time stories, and even let him watch tv to fall asleep. Nothing worked and nothing will, not even with this book. Most of the stuff in here will not work for your child if you've already exhausted every existing trick that could be found via google."
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    #2Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition

    Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition
    A book that will help you to get the kids to sleep. According to its readers, the book's techniques work on the very first night you start to apply them.
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    Jonathan Cooper
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I've tried lullabies, cradles, and the book *Go the F**k to Sleep.* But nothing worked for my child, until I read the solutions presented in this book. Dr. Wilson explains clearly the techniques and habits that will get your child sleeping in no time. "
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Get Your Kids to Sleep: An Age-by-Age Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Get Your Kids to Sleep: An Age-by-Age Guide
    A funny and complete Lifehacker guide that gives you tips to gey your children to sleep according to her/his age; from the phase called "Will I Ever Sleep Again?" (birth to 1 year old) to the phase called "Wake Up, Sleepyhead" (ages 13+).
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    Micky Yu
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I know sometimes kids have a tough time falling asleep. I'm always looking for ways to help my daughters relax before bed. I came across this article about helping your child fall asleep. The information and resources they provided was fantastic. I was able to try a few methods and within the week it was already helping. Being a single dad, any help I can get with my kids is always welcome, so thanks to the auther!"
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    #4BEDTIME - GUIDED MEDITATIONS for Children - Insomnia - Relaxation

    BEDTIME - GUIDED MEDITATIONS for Children - Insomnia - Relaxation
    A very specific guided meditation for children that suffer with insomnia. Not reccomended for daily use
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    Free

    George Obrien
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "This CD really does wonders for those who can't get enough sleep. Trust me if you haven't heard this CD you are really missing out on some good Z's because this is so much better than taking sleep medication. It does say its mainly "for children" but I personally listen to it just because it is so effective when I have to get up early for work. "
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    #5Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

    Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
    A cool book about meditation for children. It has, however, received some complaints from Kindle users due its bad adaptation for some devices. We advise looking into this yourself before buying it
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    Ma Han
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Sitting like a Frog: Our brand new favorite book! And the CD is an absolute game changer. My son is a very sensitive and anxious child and we have always had problems getting him to wind down and go to bed. Most nights end in temper tantrums and him in our bed. After a few nights with this book and using the cd at bed time, he's asleep within 10 minutes. He is more calm, which is the most important thing. I love, love, love this book and cd and do not know what we would do without them!"
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    #6wikiHow to Get Kids to Sleep

    wikiHow to Get Kids to Sleep
    A cool wikihow article with 5 different methods to get kids to sleep. The methods vary from establishing a good bedtime routine to adjusting your child's diet for better sleep.
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    Christian Williamson
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I have four children and bed time has always been the hardest part of the day. I stumbled across this article on wikiHow, to get kids to sleep. The tips shared here are the basic one's that you have read in every parenting book... and then it goes past that and offers some deliciously childish tips that helped me look at bedtime from my children's viewpoint. Definitely a good read and extremely helpful! "
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to Get Kids to Meditate - The Chopra Center

    [TUTORIAL] How to Get Kids to Meditate - The Chopra Center
    If you want to introduce your child to the world of meditation, this is the only resource that you need to a) get the basic info and b) help your child
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    Scott Harvey
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "It's been a rough go the past year trying to get my kid to go to sleep. We tried everything from the natural to the man made solutions, but finally we found something that works! Meditation is a little scary for religious reasons, but this takes all that out of it. It's a time to let go, and tune into your mind and clear it of thoughts. That was the biggest problem for my kid, thinking about the next day. Not any longer!"
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    #8Hot Air Balloon Ride: A Guided meditation for Kids, Children's Visualization For Sleep & Dreaming

    Hot Air Balloon Ride: A Guided meditation for Kids, Children's Visualization For Sleep & Dreaming
    A fun guided meditation for children who aren't too young. We recommend doing this meditation with your child and then waiting at least a week before deciding if it is useful or not
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    Tomás Olivares
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "I was looking for resources to help my children fall asleep. I wanted them to be able to listen to something peaceful. I came across this children's visualization video. After a few nights using it, it really helped them relax and sleep."
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    #9Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

    Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

    Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson is a guided meditation intended to help you overcome insomnia and get to sleep. Sleeping well is key in order to having a healthy and happy life, and using this app you will be able to sleep better.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Dong Zhou
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "My own children have a hard time falling to sleep sometimes, so I know what a stresser that can be in life. I actually spent some time trying to investigate solutions and ended up settling on Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson. It's a great and cheap app that works really well for getting my boys to drift to sleep - they love it, and my wife and I love it because it frees up our time trying to get them to settle down and go to sleep."
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    #10Meditation for Kids - The Butterfly - Kids' Meditation

    Meditation for Kids - The Butterfly - Kids' Meditation
    We recommend this guided meditation for children that have already tried other meditations. This one has abstract elements that could confuse or alienate a newbie
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    James Ward
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I was having a hard time getting my child to unwind late at night. Reading, singing, playing to exhaustion, nothing worked. We tried these meditation practices, and now our child is passed out within 20 minutes. It's the perfect, safe, non medicinal treatment to a child who can't go to bed. "
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    #11Goodnight Safari

    Goodnight Safari
    Take a walk on the wild side with this sweet and soothing virtual story-book featuring sleepy creatures from the African plains.
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    iOS

    Free

    Catherine Garrett
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "My daughter loves Goodnight Safari. So much so, that she stays up to hear it again and again. I don't think it's the best option to get her to fall asleep. Also, lately, it's been crashing a lot and I haven't received any feedback from the developers at all after emailing them twice now."
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    #12Headspace

    Headspace

    Headspace is your own mindfulness coach, who will provide daily meditations and exercises to stay mentally healthy. It covers most issues, like sleeping disorders and stress problems, and it also includes some exercises for kids. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mario Cordero
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Every parent hates when their kids have nightmares at night but what about the nightmare parents have to deal with before their kids are asleep, and that nightmare is getting them to sleep. My son is at the age where sounds can affect him while trying to get to sleep. I tried to find different ways to help him but could not find any until I decided to try some apps. Headspace is great, I found him a great pair of comfy headphones and put it on for him. It helps him sleep everynight, I really appreciate what has been created here. "
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    #13The Story of Tracy Beaker

    The Story of Tracy Beaker
    The Story of Tracy Beaker is a children's book written by Jacqueline Wilson. Originally published in 1991, it is the first of five books in the Tracy Beaker series.
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    Raymond Torres
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A really good book, your kids will love it!"
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    #14Tar Beach

    Tar Beach

    Tar Beach is a children's picture book written and drawn by Faith Ringgold. It is part-fiction and part-autobiography and is centered on Ringgold's childhood dream to fly over the rooftops of a 1930s Harlem neighborhood.

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    Brittany Woods
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "My friend has to had to deal with a fussy baby for several months now and finds it hard to get the baby to calm down and sleep at regular times. Ever since she started reading Tar Beach, children's picture book at bed time to her child, it has helped tremendously. The baby loves the book and the illustrations and falls off to sleep easily after reading it."
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