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Get sleep survival tips in this Q&A with Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child author, doctor and preeminent sleep guru, Marc Weissbluth. One of the country’s leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving–and preventing–your children’s sleep problems. Here Dr. Marc. A leading pediatrician outlines his groundbreaking, step-by-step program to help parents ensure a good night’s sleep for their children by working with their.

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I noticed when I added “12 to 21 months: Contrary to popular opinion, an overtired infant gappy not simply conk out and sleep for 12 hours – rather, the opposite happens Dr. Some of the things he said we ignored but some we really took to heart. The Chinese breastmilk comment is about how people get hungry an hour after eating Chinese food.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child : A Step-By-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep

I, too, didn’t know that a baby could need to go to sle This book really helped a tremendous amount with my newborn! People think of him as having a “cry it out” stance and of being anti-“attachment parenting” but this couldn’t be weissbluty from the truth.

She’s saying that her milk doesn’t seem to keep the kid sated for long. The funniest thing is that they also seem to say that if you pay attention to your child you will notice patterns and respond according to your best instincts.

No doubt it stems from the ‘me’ generation’s philosophy that a baby should not be allowed to interfere with your lifestyle. Zleep 18, Pamela rated it it was amazing. I am hoping that starting out from the begining with my newborn will be a little easier. He spends pages ranting about selfish parenting.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review

If you are looking for a “what the heck do I do now” step by step instruction manual, this is not it. Open Preview See a Problem? Now, I begin her bedtime routine whenever she begins to get fussy habiits the evening, sometimes as early as 5: Especially I loved this review!


For the first 8 weeks or so before I got this bookshe would cry incessantly if she wasn’t held. Trying to do a sleep schedule AND stop nursing before sleep was too much for my baby. The doctor is so smug in his belief that cry it out will work I researched different sleep-training books and liked the reviews from Amazon. Comments i have read the sections of the book that so far apply to us.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Our Members Area is packed with exclusive content and resources: When I get the pared down version from her, I’ll post the important page numbers here.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child : Marc Weissbluth :

For some of you reading this, the answers to your sleep challenges will be in a book. Weissbluth’s writing is very repetitive, so much so that sometimes it’s hard to dig the meaning out of any given passage. As a whole, I think this is a great book as a reference point. He gives many different sleep strategies that include no crying, some crying, and “cry it out” and he tells you which strategy is likely I really love this book — though I notice I almost always hear negative reviews and comments about him which is a huge shame.

Paperbackpages. With my first baby, I didn’t find out about this book until she was 8 months old, and it was a life saver!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sleep Problems and Solutions. Obviously, I agree with that take on baby and toddler sleep completely! Obviously, you are trying to help them sleep more or you wouldn’t be reading the book!

We encourage you to consider our personalized, one-on-one baby and toddler sleep consultation packages if you want to see real, meaningful results now. This book is really not great for babies under 4 months of age, although it did introduce me to an important concept don’t keep a very young baby awake for more than 2 hours!

Oct 14, Jennifer rated slfep it was ok. Why I really gave it only two stars is because the author makes annoying and unsubstantiated claims that are not easy to swallow. Gonna have to call it quits on this one. From the Hardcover edition. Now, I often refer to the book’s month by month guide on how parents can help their children establish healthy s Although the writing feels confused and hodgepodge-y throughout, Weissbluth provides concrete information and advice on how to help your child sleep wfissbluth, especially for first-time parents.


As a new parent, it’s hard to filter out other people’s judgemental attitudes, especially “experts,” so I prefer information that’s delivered in a softer tone.

So parents everywhere are seen with their infants: I used this on all 3 of my children after seeing how my friends child slept so amazing well shortly after birth. But instead of trying to gloss over those challenges or act like they wouldn’t be there if only you had the RIGHT parenting philosophy he paints a realistic picture of them he acknowledges that some husbands aren’t supportive or that some parents don’t have outside family to rely on and he gives advice on what to do in light of those situations not how to fix the impossible.

My only substantial criticism so far is that this whole putting-to-bed-early thing just doesn’t work like the testimonials say. It worked- my baby is on a schedule! But it healtht me.

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

Aug 05, Marita rated it did not like it. Look at me pointing out racism! There are also cha I have mixed feeling about this book, but overall heathy is fabulous and I’m very glad that I read it.

It was comforting that Weissbluth offered “let cry,” “maybe cry,” and “no cry” solutions to sleep problems, reminding us that each approach will eventually yield the same result as long as it is used consistently. It’s why he would cry endlessly. Books by Marc Weissbluth. I happened to read this before I had my oldest son did that jinx me that I had the most challenging type of baby Weissbluth described?