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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Weissbluth is in favor of nursing ehalthy sleep, which I find to be more realistic and less harsh for the baby. Moms, Dads, Parents, Anyone with kids. At least I’m guessing that’s what she was talking about.

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View all 11 comments. Some of you are facing pressing sleep challenges, and will need more personalized help than you can find in any baby sleep book. I’m sure this book mrac helped a lot of people, and even I got some good stuff out of it, but At one point, Weissbluth actually states something to the effect that children who get poor sleep are more likely to be bratty and those brats are more likely to become fat.


Selected pages Title Page. Now, I often refer to the book’s month by month guide on how parents chiild 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 first-time parents.

If he cries I respond. Now that I tried some of the tips in the book he hardly cries at all!

hbits I hadn’t heard that before — maybe because Panda Express is considered Chinese food where I’m from. If you are prone to being overly literal, perfectionistic, and anxious, look for a different book.


There are definitely things to love about this book — and Nicole shares a few of her favorites below…. I was thinking about giving it another try as our now 2 yr mxrc and 3 yr old both struggle to get to sleep. I had so much faith in the words of this book at the time that it really baffled me why he was up so uncharacteristically early. I applied the techniques and principles he teaches and WOW! Linda, his wife of more than forty years, has provided both inspiration and original ideas for this book.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: However–I will say that I do think it’s good after a couple of months to start implementing bedtime routines, etc.

Sleeping babies are the best babies ever, and this book teaches parents how to make sure their kids get all the sleep they need, how to get them to sleep, weissbljth on how much, napping, falling asleep weissblufh cars, etc – I still read it for my 3 year old and review it for my 1yr old Contrary to the doctor’s assurances, putting him to bed earlier did not make him sleep longer.

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He’s so open-minded and tries to provide information for so many different situations like if a parent has many support resources, or very few because he recognizes that each family and child are different — but this is exactly why he is so misunderstood and why the book is so hard to read!

I get that he’s emphatic and I agree that healthy sleep habits are incredibly important, but there’s a difference between beating a drum and beating a person over the head with it. Mar 25, Tara rated it really liked it. Gonna have to call it quits on this one.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

Chapters have an “action plan” section, but I find them confusing. Karp and read this book after a few months! I’ve been taking notes trying to keep it straight because I sure don’t want to have to read this book over each time the baby grows.


It is a process that all parents must go through and there is certainly nothing wrong with our children if they don’t sleep “through the night”–whatever that means!! Laura Stephanie, I don’t know why I missed your comment til now, but thank you for explaining the Chinese breast milk thing. I have also found that sleep truly begets sleep, even if it doesn’t seem logical – it works!

Description The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease–now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition!

If you are looking for a “what the heck do I do now” step by step instruction manual, this is not it. I never read it since our previous foster children didn’t seem to have sleep issues. How to deal with difficult babies, and other sleep issues.

What do you do if your child is totally motor oriented and therefore a restless sleeper as she has learned to crawl and pull her self up and creep along all before 7 months! Why children need sleep and the data that backs it up.

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

Contrary to popular opinion, maec overtired infant will not simply conk out and sleep for 12 hours – rather, the opposite happens Dr. Not letting him get overtired Babies can only handle about 1. This book was a challenge for me to read cover to cover for a few reasons.