Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child has ratings and reviews. Hannah said: This book was recommended to me by a good friend who had literally po. The book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth is an incredibly popular baby sleep book, but is it worth the read? We share our thoughts. This article will talk about the differences and similarities between Ferber and Weissbluth and which one may be better (or not) for your baby’s sleep. Who are.

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I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for parents to start early to help their child learn to sleep well.

And at what point after the first week does a baby ,arc “easily and promptly” fall asleep? Nov 29, Breeana rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Having an idea of when naps consolidate, what’s a reasonable bedtime, and how to work through common challenges make my life easier.

Also, it’s almost li First off, let me say that I didn’t actually “read” this book cover to cover. Breast-feeding and sleeping with your baby are powerful ways to weissblith your baby. Related Posts Ferber or Weissbluth? Some of the things he said we ignored but some we really took to heart. Sleeping babies are the best babies ever, and this book teaches parents how to make sure their kids get all the sleep they need, how to get them to sleep, details on how much, napping, falling asleep in cars, etc – I still read it for my 3 year old and habifs it for my 1yr old Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on the book with us, Chelsea!


The child care classic is now totally revised and updated as Dr. The book is a little hard to navigate, but there is some really helpful information in here.

If you put her down after she fell asleep, she would wake up after 5 minutes or so — it was exhuasting!

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child – Marc Weissbluth – Google Books

Day care not being able to put your child to sleep when just starting to become tired or too much stimulation may interfere with baby’s sleeping. What is Healthy Australia? I think this book helps a lot of people, and that’s great, but it’s not the end-all, be-all of sleep solutions.

If I had wanted to know every single detail from each sleep study ever done on children, I would have picked up a medical journal, not this book. This is the most amazing sleep book ever written. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. Weissbluth is in xleep of nursing before sleep, which I find to be more realistic and less harsh for the baby. I’ve been taking notes trying to keep it straight because I sure don’t want to have to read this book over each time the baby grows.

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Obviously, you are trying to help them sleep more or you wouldn’t be reading the book! However–I will say that I do think it’s good after a couple of months to start implementing bedtime routines, etc. Our children are excellent sleepers.


Instead, there is an escalating accumulation of sleepiness that produces in adults continuing increases in headaches, gastrointestinal complaints, forgetfulness, reduced concentration, fatigue, emotional sldep and downs, difficulty in staying awake during the daytime, irritability, and difficulty awakening.

Less-developed societies are not necessarily more “natural” and thus “healthier” in their child-rearing practices. If you are prone to being overly literal, perfectionistic, and anxious, look for a different book.

Sometimes the book is contradictory and it is poorly organized. But this is unhealthy, because extreme fatigue often identified by “wired” behavior immediately preceding the crash interferes with normal social interactions and even learning.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review

Account Options Sign in. He offers dozens of anecdotes and new case histories of children with various sleep disorders and the prescribed methods The child care classic is now totally revised and updated as Dr. So I think if Weissblutg can review it as I go with all my snarky thoughts I will enjoy the process more and possibly make it through. It’s as if someone felt it should be a certain number of pages, so they kept stretching the material.