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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I absolutely love the way Marc Weissbluth speaks to his readers.

I swear this is the book that saved my life and now has me pregnant for the third time. There is something for every parent in this book, heapthy you may not need to read it cover to cover. Obviously, you are trying to help them sleep more or you wouldn’t be reading the book!

Weissbluth, a leading researcher on sleep and children, promotes a revolutionary program to ensure healthy, happy sleep for a child–both at night and during equally important daytime naps. Weissbluth’s writing is very repetitive, so much so that sometimes it’s hard to dig the meaning out of any given passage. All the same, the book is chock full of research and data that can help you develop a more informed approach toward your child’s sleep, and Weissbluth chil present some great concepts.

As everyone says the only thing you can count on is that things change.

Jun 18, Pamela rated it it was amazing. I found no information that would It’s as if someone chid it should slleep a certain number of pages, so they kept stretching the material. The book is way too long for a sleep-deprived parent.


Basically, if you can get past the presentation, the principles in the book are sound, and have been very beneficial for us. Instead, as most might have predicted, he woke up and with him everyone else early.

This book changed our lives! Everything else that I read seemed kind of theoretical. I really like how informative this book is, in general — Dr.

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

View all 11 comments. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Chinese breastmilk comment is about how people get hungry an hour after eating Chinese food. I really love this book — though I notice I almost always hear negative reviews and yabits about him which is a huge shame.

He spends pages ranting about selfish parenting. Also, it’s almost li Hezlthy off, let me say that I didn’t actually “read” this book cover to cover.

He does not have a “my way or the highway” attitude and seems to understand that different approaches may work for different families depending upon parental attitudes, parenting styles, and the child’s temperament. Also, it’s almost like he thinks his way is the ONLY way. His ideas about not allowing infants longer than 2 hours of wakefulness has also worked well. Dec 14, Rosy rated it liked it Shelves: The first four chapters were very dry for me.

Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence.

My spirited baby has her own way, and the only thing I can say to tired parents is – read all the sleep books, and choose what works for you.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

He goes into depth about normal baby sleep cycles and offers strategies to help exhausted parents for nearly every complaint they may have. I’m going to hunt down the actual quote, but that’s the jist of it. How does weiasbluth help my baby if I starve to death? We used to begin her bedtime routine, which I highly recommend all parents establish, at eight o’clock with her being asleep by 8: He also places blame directly and unabashedly on the parent’s shoulders for any sleep issues the child has, exacerbating the anxiety you feel over this unknown perfect sleep moment you should be looking for.


There are also cha I have mixed feeling about this book, but overall it is fabulous and I’m very glad that I read it. Now, I often refer to the book’s month by month guide on how parents can help their children establish healthy s Although the writing feels confused and hodgepodge-y throughout, Weissbluth provides concrete information and advice on how to help your child sleep well, especially for healthh parents.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child : Marc Weissbluth :

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: When my brother and sister-in-law were coming to visit for a couple days, I implemented this advice on my then-2YO to ensure I impressed our guests with his well-rested behavior. Okay off the soap box! The pressure is on to be a ‘nouvelle’ mom.

As a whole, I think this is a great book as a reference point.