Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 17, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 544 pages
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One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems

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
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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


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Loving it so far - great advice - Goodreads
Terribly organized, mediocre writing. - Goodreads
Good reference book. - Goodreads
good advice...but repetitive and self congratulatory - Goodreads
Great concept - not a page turner though! - Goodreads
This book has amazing research and information. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Heather Rauch - Goodreads

As with all "self-help" books you have to glean from it what is appropriate for the individual. This book has clear advice that really changed the way I viewed my children's sleep needs. My grumpy first-born became a happy, well-rested child. Read full review

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User Review  - Salwa - Goodreads

Good information about babie's sleep patterns and needs. Don't follow this to the letter, but rather use the knowledge to help your little one get enough sleep and build a good sleeping habit around ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

A pediatrician with thirty-two years of experience, Marc Weissbluth, M.D., is also a leading researcher on sleep and children. He founded the original Sleep Disorders Center at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and is a professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Weissbluth discovered that sleep is linked to temperament and that sleeping problems are related to infant colic. His landmark seven-year study on the development and disappearance of naps highlighted the importance of daytime sleep. 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. Dr. Weissbluth has four sons, two grandsons, and, thankfully, one granddaughter–and they are all good sleepers. Linda, his wife of more than forty years, has provided both inspiration and original ideas for this book.


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