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Along similar lines, the book establishes the authoritative normal citing a study of what “white urban families” do. I bought this book 2. I, too, didn’t know that a baby could need to go to sleep an hour after waking — that alone was worth reading the book. I followed the author’s suggestion of reading certain chapters while pregnant and felt like I had a good handle on what to expect and how to help with regards to sleeping when my daughter was born.

There are weidsbluth of books and ideas out there for sleep issues: Jul 20, Carrie Care rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 17, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that wfissbluth good, healthy sleep for every age. I read this book on the recommendation of several people and many mommies swear by it.

For example, if your baby gets too little sl I read this book on the recommendation of several people and many mommies swear by it.

The Happiest Baby on the Block. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Several times when we have encountered a new sleep issue with Nora, I go back to this book, hoping that he’ll have some good advice.

Weissbluth, a leading researcher on sleep and children, promotes a revolutionary program to ensure healthy, happy sleep for a child–both at night and during equally important daytime naps. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania appreciates your support!

Box or case may show minimal signs of wear. Babies are people, they come with their own personalities and ways of being in the world My spirited baby has her own way, and the only thing I can say to tired parents is – read all the sleep books, and choose what works for you.


She did better than he did because I was familiar with the program.

When I get the pared down version from her, I’ll post the important page numbers here. My sister has raved about this book for years now. Weissbluth and his wife of more than fifty years, Linda, have four sons and eight grandchildren. Either way, she is not an 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. His notion that children calm down and sleep better and generally behave better after 6 weeks was spot on with my two children.

His guilt-inducing chapters include boxed warnings indicating that you could ruin your child with botched sleep and long winded explanations of anecdotal research supporting his stance.

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. I need to respond to one particular satisfied patient whose letter is included in the book because I pretty much hate her. Weissbluth is in favor of nursing before sleep, which I find to be more realistic and less harsh for the baby. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There’s probably a diamond in there, but there is a LOT of rough around it.

And she wakes up happy and full of energy. Buy the selected items together This item: I’m still pushing through, hoping for more nuggets like the hour wakefulness window. In the end what comes through to me about this doctor is that he deeply cares about mothers and their babies and recognizes the many challenges that face them. We didn’t even realize the toddler had sleep issues. How did the narrator detract from the book? He wanders from topic to topic in such a way that I wonder if he had an editor.


My marriage to my husband improved, I became a normal person again, and Brady became a sweet, happy baby again instead of cranky from being sleep-deprived. Now that I jealthy some of the tips in the book he hardly cries at all!

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Marc Weissbluth M.D.: : Books

His argument is that it’s a different process to fall asleep versus wake up. Let’s start with the positive. The pressure is on to be a ‘nouvelle’ mom. Weissbluth is over-the-top about insisting kids get enough quality sleep although that’s arguably valuable in our overscheduled lives and there are dire warnings for kids who don’t. Share your thoughts with other customers.

First off, let me say that I didn’t actually “read” this book cover to cover. Similarly, leaving your baby alone protesting for more fun when she needs to sleep is not neglect. I have gone in circles and back only to resort to trusting myself and loving my sweet daughter.

And, since you are instructed that picking him up will only reinforce his resilience in screaming his head off, you have to choose between reinforcing his willful rebellion and maintaining the Holy of Holies 6 a. Return to Book Page. Oh, and you have to wade through a lot of scientific research mumbo jumbo to get to the real point of his book. This book was a challenge for me to read cover to cover for a few reasons.

Stephanie I loved this review!

Mar 28, Jappy rated it it was ok. It’s very redundant and honestly, could be boiled I give this one two stars not because the ideas were bad. I applied the techniques and principles he teaches and WOW!