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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep Author: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 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 wit... more »h 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« less
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Helpful Score: 8
This book dramatically influenced my understanding of childhood crankies. It also changed my view of naps and bedtimes. I can honestly say that when the naps ceased, it was a natural process that I understood because of reading this book.
Did I implement everything? NO! Did it help us move more gracefully through childhood? Absolutely!
Interesting sleep studies.... poor answers to solving the problems. Letting a child cry does nothing but teach them the opposite of what you strive to achieve during the day- that they can't trust their parents. Dr William Sears' Nighttime Parenting or Elizabeth Pantley's No Cry Sleap Solution is a better option
Weissbluth's approach is calloused and barbaric. I read this, every word. I couldn't believe some of the things Weissbluth was suggesting. At one point, he advocated leaving a baby alone after he had vomited: Don't clean him up, just leave him be. Basically he said leave your child alone to scream as long as it takes. It makes me sick just thinking about it.
This book is hands-down the best book on helping your child to sleep. I have used it for different stages of my children's sleep through four children and have loaned it out to my friends as well. One of my friends had twins , and now has four children and so I've given her my copy and got an updated copy for myself!
The theories on sleep in this book make a lot of logical sence. I've read it and am currently implementing the napping strategies (in combination with Babywise techniques) with my three-month-old daughter. Hopefully we are on the way to developing a regular nap schedule for her which will bring me some sanity and her some much-needed sleep! It is difficult to let your baby cry during naptime when they refuse to sleep, but for me, the alternative was an extremely cranky baby by evening. She would cry so hard after a napless day that I could hardly console her. She would eventually exhaust herself crying in my arms and fall asleep. What a nightmare! I'd rather endure the torture of letting her cry a few minutes in her crib with each nap than for an hour every evening while doing everything under the sun to console her to no avail. Those who say you should never let your baby cry must have had children who napped well on their own. For the rest of us whose babies would rather play than sleep and do not nap without guidance, the strategies in this book will serve you well.