Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep

By | August 4, 2016

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

In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. 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. 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. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on:

  • The best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment
  • Common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep
  • Different sleep needs for different temperaments
  • Stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bed-wetting, and more
  • Ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock – naturally
  • Handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep training
  • Why both night sleep and day sleep are important
  • Obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues
  • The father’s role in comforting children
  • How early sleep troubles can lead to later problems
  • The benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed

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.

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3 Comments

bill.c.moore on 08/04/2016 at 01:49.

Only suggestion would be a FAQ section I am a first time mom of a baby who just turned 4 months old a couple of days ago. I was given this book when she was born, but never read it because she was an amazing sleeper. She slept on her own almost anywhere, through anything. At about 1 1/2 months she started having a “fussy time” at around 8 or 9pm that lasted until about 10:45 when she would fall asleep. It wasn’t crying, it was just fussy. Otherwise, she was still a great sleeper (and still sleeping through the night since a…

Hubs on 08/04/2016 at 02:06.

Very insightful This was recommended to me by several people. It is very long and wordy, but the introduction advises you to skip to the parts you need, when you need them. I learned I was already doing most of the things Dr. Weissbluth suggested. My baby sleeps well, but nurses often. This book can’t solve that problem! However, the first time I changed my son’s nap time according to the book, he slept 2 hours (previously never more than 45). I can see how this book will be helpful to people who want to…

Amazon Customer on 08/04/2016 at 02:22.

Very informational

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