Get sleep survival tips in this Q&A with Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child author, doctor and preeminent sleep guru, Marc Weissbluth. One of the country’s leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving–and preventing–your children’s sleep problems. Here Dr. Marc. A leading pediatrician outlines his groundbreaking, step-by-step program to help parents ensure a good night’s sleep for their children by working with their.

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The doctor is so smug in his belief that cry it out will work This book is really not great for babies under 4 months of age, although it did introduce me to an important concept don’t keep a very young baby awake for more than 2 hours!

He is also a much happier toddler. Why I really gave it only two stars is because the author makes annoying and unsubstantiated claims that are not easy to swallow. Apart from the impossibility of never going anywhere in the evening how else will anyone who’s anyone at Food4Less see his aqua and grey scandi-print PJs?

As a new parent, it’s hard to filter out other people’s judgemental attitudes, especially “experts,” so I prefer information that’s delivered in a softer tone.

She’s well rested and happy and can actually fall asleep in her crib on her own! First off, let me say that I didn’t actually “read” this book cover to cover. I couldn’t put her down in her crib without her waking up and screaming. Special Events and Concerns. narc

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child : A Step-By-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on the book with us, Chelsea! It is extremely informational and so helpful.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? I did everything wrong regarding my firstborn’s sleep habits for the first about 9 months. In addition to his own research, he has written about sleep problems in manuals of pediatrics, lectured extensively to parent groups, is a regular at the 92nd Street Y, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

You can skip those pages, there was nothing of value in there. I never thought I would be one of those people writing the glowing reviews of my reformed problem sleeper but here I am!

My daughter now has a regular nap and sleep schedule that follows the clock and her natural rhythms and she’s doing wonderfully. Basically, if you can get past the presentation, the principles in the book are sound, and have been very beneficial for us. This book changed our lives! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It has worked wonders in our family.

Contents Why Healthy Sleep Is. Finally, this book encourages cry it outthough does give you some alternative methods. This book contains information on a large span of ages and phases from the first days as a newborn all the way through adolescence. Those are really insignificant criticisms, but it felt good to get them out.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review

I recommend this to ever new parent. Contrary to popular opinion, an overtired infant will not simply conk out and sleep for 12 hours – rather, the opposite happens Dr. Like many first-time parents, I started off pretty darn ignorant. The baby, we were told, had colic. I have not met anyone yet who has religiously followed it say it The sleep bible! Instead we focus on: I also liked that the author is open to other methods and doesn’t condemn any one because he is aware that different children have different tem I really liked this book.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Sep 30, Jessimc rated it it was ok.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

There is no “one-size fits all” approach to parenting – if babies were supposed to have an instruction book, they marcc have come with one at birth. Why children need sleep and the data that backs it up. God forbid you don’t like to hear your baby cry!

This book really helped a tremendous amount with my newborn! If you are a sleep deprived parent trying to find answers, look elsewhere lest you lose more sleep trying to read through verbose chapters and then squand This book provides some idea of what sleep patterns may look like for your baby but it also provides fuel for the longest guilt trip you will take as a parent.

I did not read the book in entirety reading only the intro chapters and the ones relevant to her agebut Weissbluth provided good information and many strategies for helping our little girl sleep better and learn to fall qeissbluth on her own.