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 have just finished the book, but msrc have applied some of what I learned to our family life. His guilt-inducing weissvluth include boxed warnings indicating that you could ruin your child with botched sleep and long winded explanations of anecdotal research supporting his stance. Feb 19, Alissa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book was recommended to me by a good friend who had literally poured over every book she could find on the topic of sleep.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review
I liked that the author had done his own research and had lots of experience with different families through his practice. My sister has raved about this book for years now. I really love this book — though I notice I almost always hear negative reviews and comments about him which is a huge shame.
Special Events and Concerns. She calls it the “port-a-kid trend,” as if I were visiting to the store just to be seen with my chevron car-seat cover and baby named JaeyDynn and not because this was my only chance in days to restock our empty fridge.
Weissbluth is great about providing you with the facts. I feel like all the books say the same thing in different ways and then sell it as the ONLY thing that works.
Learn More About Membership. But believe me it’s well worth it. How you rate this book will depend upon your need. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Weissbluth’s writing is very repetitive, so much so that sometimes it’s hard to dig the meaning out of any given passage.
I happy a couple different MD’s recommend this book to me so I wanted really badly for it to be the sleep bible everyone says it is.
He wanders from topic to topic in such a way that I wonder if he had an editor.
It was comforting that Weissbluth offered “let cry,” “maybe cry,” and “no cry” solutions to sleep problems, reminding us that each approach will eventually yield the same result as long as it is used consistently.
The more I read the more I’m convinced this guy really is an expert in putting people to sleep.
I have also found that sleep truly begets sleep, even if it doesn’t seem logical – it works! Within days we had a better sleep schedule for both children! As a new parent, it’s hard to filter out other people’s judgemental attitudes, especially “experts,” so I prefer information that’s delivered in a softer tone.
In addition to his own research, he has written about sleep problems in manuals of pediatrics, lectured extensively to parent groups, and appeared on Oprah. My final, albeit minor, complaint is that I had a difficult time finishing this book. If you are reading for knowledge, this book is incredibly enlightening.
I wish you the best of luck. Nov 25, Krista rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If there is social pressure to bring your baby to the grocery store, it comes from CPS frowning on leaving your child alone, not hipster moms. It totally teaches you how to train your kids to sleep. As a whole, I think this is a great book as a reference point. It’s worth it to do it right completely the FIRST time, and not prolong even a small part of the problem.
But is this book really one of the definitive works on baby and toddler sleep? I recommend this to ever new parent.
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 does present some great concepts. How about some compassion?
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child – Marc Weissbluth – Google Books
I give this one two stars not because the ideas were bad. I researched different sleep-training books and liked the reviews from Amazon. With over 45 sample sleep schedules and planning worksheetsMastering Naps and Schedules is a hands-on tool ideal for any parenting style.
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