Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

A Step-by-step Program for A Good Night's Sleep

Book - 2005
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One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems

Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook contains brand new research that

- Pinpoints the way daytime sleep differs from night sleep and why both are important to your child
- Helps you cope with and stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more
- Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to his internal clock--naturally
- Reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep--including the inclination to rock and feed
- Explores the different sleep cycle needs for different temperaments--from quiet babies to hyperactive toddlers
- Emphasizes the significance of a nap schedule

Rest is vital to your child's health growth and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age. Advises parents dealing with teenagers and their unique sleep problems
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2005], c2003
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780345486455
Branch Call Number: ANF 618.928498 WEI 2005
Characteristics: xxxi, 507 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Oct 27, 2018

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth is a rambling, unfocused, confused mess. This book is far too long and uses almost 500 (!) pages (paperback version) for things you could say in 2 pages. The topic of baby sleep is very important and parents are in need of help, but once the baby is there, believe me: as a parent working full-time, and taking care of the baby after work, you absolutely do not have time to study such a book. What parents need is concise, no-nonsense information about managing baby's sleep, presented in a way that can be instantly understood and put into action; this book however is a waste of time.

Sep 27, 2016

An excellent primer on the importance of sleep for infants. The chapter on colic babies was crucial to establishing a healthy sleep routine in our house.

I don't recommend cry-it-out, but for some babies (esp. post-colic babies), there are no other solutions and this book makes it clear and common sense.

Mar 24, 2015

Good read in general but I don't agree with the cry-it-out method.

MACStGeorge Oct 12, 2013

This was the best, most informative book on sleep and building good sleep habits for our two, very different children - however we did NOT do the cry-it out strategy and I would not recommend CIO.

rwliu77 Aug 07, 2012

This is a great book. It goes into details on why you should let your child sleep more. However, if you need a quick summary of this, it is to let your child cry it out (CIO) as far as when it comes to sleep. Let the child learn for themselves how to self-sooth and fall asleep unassisted.

Dec 11, 2010

It was quite precise for our child.

This book has truly been a life saver. With my first child it taught us the basics of good sleep for an infant - we didn't realize infants had such distinct sleep patterns. We followed the cry-it-out approach with our son and he was sleeping through the night on the 3rd night.

With our second child, it's taught us how to create a sleep schedule for an infant when there is an older (noisier) child at home.

This book is great because it tackles different situations - sleeping in the crib vs sleeping in the bed with mom and dad. It also gives advice based on how old your child is (based on weeks, months, and eventually years).

It is a bit lengthy, but surprisingly, it's a quick read. There are a lot of stories from parents and there were several sections that we was able to skip because they didn't apply to our family.

The author is a pediatrician and much of the information is based on experiences he has had with his patients.

I recommend this book to friends whenever I get the chance! The info about creating a sleep schedule is invaluable. And the strategies to help your child sleep through the night are so helpful. It worked for us!

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