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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (1987)

by Marc Weissbluth

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well. the thing about this book is that there are lots of great tips and things to learn and do and all the reasons why. but wow he's kind of an asshole (or at least writes the first half of this book as if he is). the first half or so of the book is all judgement and warning and use of terminology that he doesn't explain until the second half of the book, when it gets actually useful, and he suddenly seems like a nice non-judgemental guy. but i think his theory and practices will come in really handy, and i actually expect to refer back to this; i just really didn't like or appreciate the baggage that came with all the information. 2.5 stars because of all that. ( )
  elisa.saphier | Apr 2, 2013 |
A lot of people recommend this book, and I do think it has helpful information, but it is so confusingly presented that it is nearly impossible to extract. Weissbluth could really have used a good editor to cut about 300 pages from his book and make it meaningful to the people who need to understand his advice. ( )
  theonetruesteph | Mar 30, 2013 |
The main gift this book gave us was the idea to only let the baby stay awake for two hours at a time before putting him down again. Awesome idea.
1 vote BK138 | Mar 23, 2013 |
Somewhat academic in approach, while scientifically probably more faithful, it requires the reader to analyse and work hard to draw his/her own conclusions for use. ( )
  Mithril | Nov 3, 2011 |
So many conflicting theories about getting kids to sleep. I know this one is popular, but I think we may opt for the gentler approach. If that doesn't work, this'll be here as a backup.
  carka | Jul 25, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449004023, Paperback)

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

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This valuable sourcebook contains research that: outlines the best course of action for sleep problems, prevention and treatment; reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep; explores the different sleep cycle needs for different temperaments; helps you stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more; Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep--naturally; how to handle "nap-resistant" kids and when to start sleep-training; focuses on "night sleep" and "day sleep (naps); help for working moms and children with sleep issues; expanded discussion on the father's role in comforting children; key studies on how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems; the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in "the family bed"--Cover.… (more)

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