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The child care classic is now totally revised and updated as Dr. Weissbluth, a leading researcher on sleep and children, promotes a revolutionary program to. A summary by Dr. Rebecca Unger of Dr. Marc Weissbluth’s lecture/discussion at the Northwestern Children’s Practice April 26, In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and.

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The doctor is so smug in his belief that cry it out will work Mar 25, Tara rated it really liked it. It has worked wonders in our family. I loved this book so much that after returning it to the library, I bought a copy of my own!

A LOT of people recommend this book, and I can see why. From what I’m reading, there is one perfect amount of sleep and one perfect sleep schedule for each baby, and it’s a moving target as they grow, and if you screw it up it’s because you so carelessly didn’t follow the detail buried on page X which probably involved some incarnation of putting the baby to bed earlier.

What I didn’t like: But is this book really one of the definitive works on baby and toddler sleep? Our current popular late bedtimes may be no more “natural” than the outdated “natural” belief that fatter babies are healthier babies.

This book confirmed that my baby really needs more sleep than I initially thought. Regular babies are more self-soothing; they fall asleep easier, and when they awaken at night they are more able to return to sleep unassisted. If you’re totally on board with Babywise or Dr Sears, you will probably not love Weissbluth’s advice, but if you’re more middle-of-the road like me this has a ton of good information that is adaptable for different families without insisting on a moral path.


I never thought of that!

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review

Within days we had a better sleep schedule for both children! No doubt it stems from the ‘me’ generation’s ddr.marc that a baby should not be allowed to interfere with your lifestyle.

A must read for soon-to-be parents. I was thinking about giving it another try as our now 2 yr old and 3 yr old both struggle to get to sleep. We buy this for every baby shower now! This book was a challenge for me to read cover to cover for a few reasons. I hadn’t heard that before — m Stephanie, I don’t know why I missed your comment til now, but thank you for explaining the Chinese breast milk thing. All moms should apply that philosophy to any reading they do on baby sleep!

Oct 19, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Why children need sleep and the data that backs it up. Sometimes the book is contradictory chiild it is poorly organized. Then I fell into apostasy when it worked not at all for my cyild baby at various ages. The author even recommends reading this book more as a reference – only reading the parts you need at that particular time. Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! I only made it halfway through but quit before my first child was halpy 3 years ago because of all the things you said.

Karp and read this book after a few months! I’ve already seen significant improvement in his mood. How to deal with difficult babies, and other sleep issues.

I like that he is not judgmental about where baby sleeps crib, co-sleeping, whatever and although he does lean to a cry-it-out CIO method, that is NOT the only approach mentioned in this book.


It totally teaches you how to train your kids to sleep. W is extremely knowledgeable about sleep patterns and methods.

Brady got to a point where he was taking two long naps a day and sleeping all night I noticed when I added “12 to 21 months: And though I do agree to an extent, this is not always the case.

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

I give this one two stars not because the ideas were bad. The good doctor actually says: Some parents may need professional help to establish reasonable, orderly home routines, to iron out conflicts between dr.maarc, or to help an older child with a well-established sleep problem. She started going to bed at 6p and sleeping through the night!

Either way, she is not hap;y easy baby and although it was comforting to know that I’m not alone in my struggles, I hate being reminded of all the extra work I have to go through to comfort my extra fussy baby. With the help of this resource, our four-month-old daughter sleeps through the night, is beginning to organize her daytime naps and is all smiles when awake. Commonly held or popular beliefs about what is natural, normal, or healthy are wejssbluth always true.

Also, it’s almost like he thinks his way is the ONLY way. The learning process will occur as naturally as learning how to walk. Open Preview See a Problem?