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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Hardcover – October 4, 2005
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–from the Foreword by Cindy Crawford
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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 with 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
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Once he was old enough to "decide" what he liked and didn't like, and probably due to seperation anxiety- he wouldn't go to sleep easy (cried every night) and began to wake a lot at night, crying for HOURS. After two weeks of the "ignore him" method, and then going "this isn't working at alL!", we tried another 3-4 weeks using the Ferber method (go in every few minutes). We were pulling our hair out. He was SOOOOO unhappy all day after a night of crying, and it got to the point where when you went to put him in his crib for a nap, he would arch his back and just sob... and scream at night. NO ONE was sleeping. Once he could stand (at 7 mos), he would cling to the bars of his crib crying and if he fell asleep, it was curled in the corner with his face against the bars... and we'd be off to a bad start from the moment he woke in the morning.
I started to give up.
Plain and simple. I couldn't do it. My husband and I had not slept in the same bed for more than a month at this point since we "alternated" whose turn it would be to listen to our son cry or try to sooth him in his crib.Read more ›
I disagreed most with the idea that it is generally a good idea to allow children to cry as long as it takes to get them to sleep at night. Will this method do long term psychological damage? The author says no, and I agree that is probably correct. Okay, so the child won't be delinquent as a teenager, or hate you as an adult. But as a parent, my question is which method is easiest on the child in the short term, as well as being effective in the long term? Frankly, I don't want my child to be unnecessarily miserable, even if it's only for a few nights. Further, I simply couldn't listen to screaming cries for any length of time without intervention.
For the parent interested in sleep "training", I think Dr. Richard Ferber offers a better method. Even Dr. Weissbluth admits Ferber's method's work- he simply thinks they may be too difficult for some parents to apply. Well, I think a little more difficulty may be worth while if the child has an easier time.
Oddly, Dr. Weissbluth claims to have no problems with the "family bed". However, I find his family bed advice confusing, and most of the tips he offers throughout the book seem to be incompatible with the practice. If anybody is practicing the family bed, they should definitely go with Dr.Read more ›
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The theories are great, but they didn't work for me and my baby. My kiddo was just a difficult sleeper where NO advice worked for us! Read morePublished 1 day ago by K. Forster
I love this book. Is highly recommendend !!!!
It was an important guide to help me with my baby. This book help me to understand the sleeping cicle in babies and toodlers.
couldn't have survived without this book. must have and must read for all parents. i get it for all new parents i know.Published 14 days ago by Jxberny
This book was everything it promised to be. Originally we were against the CIO method, but after trying everything else, we finally decided to give it a try. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Evan
...but can make you feel lost. I'm so glad other reviewers found this book as poorly written and confusing as I did. Read morePublished 19 days ago by jerseygirlninex
Amazing life changing book. Cured colic on two babies of mine. Should be gift with every new baby you birth. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Lucas Danger
Must read for every parent that values sleep for themselves and their childPublished 24 days ago by bookworm
I won't waste time writing about how weLloyd this book's info helps I'll just say that after reading this book I would surely pay much more than $16 retail. It is priceless.Published 26 days ago by Ama476421688
Best sleep book available. Period. And I have read most of them. I appreciate that the book is divided by age, makes it easy to refer back to when new sleep issues arise.Published 26 days ago by brooke