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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The child care classic is now totally revised and updated as Dr. The more I read the hapy I’m convinced this guy really is an expert in putting people to sleep.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Suggested sleep schedules by age. Another reason to hate Chapter four is that it is extremely scientific. Ahppy when children sleep well, they are optimally awake and alert, able to learn and grow up with charm and humor.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

But don’t blame yourself if you have an irregular baby who cries a lot and is less self-soothing. Our month-old now ASKS for his nap when it’s naptime. I have an issue with sleep books in general and it is that there’s no “typical” child, and there are good nights and bad nights for everybody.

Sep 19, Evaly rated it really liked it. The stress may be a direct consequence of partial sleep deprivation or it may result from the challenge of coping with increasing amounts of daytime sleepiness. My mind was telling me to, but my heart was saying the opposite. It comes as a surprise to many parents that healthy sleep habits do not develop automatically. But the sleep training was brutal, though absolutely worth it!

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Could it not possibly be that the same factors interfering weissblut day sleep are still at play with night sleep? From the Hardcover edition.

For the first four months, definitely go to Dr. He spends pages ranting about selfish parenting. Some are easier to “read”; they seem to have predictable schedules for feeding and sleeping. This is why a sleep log, which I will describe later, can healrhy an important tool to help you document what you are really doing and how your child is really responding.


Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Along similar lines, the book establishes the authoritative normal citing a study of what “white urban families” do. I will admit that it has helped to have my husband help some at night so that she is learning to feed a bit less. I applied the techniques and principles he teaches and WOW! Then when I weaned him at 14 months, I gave him a bottle each night.

We used weisebluth begin weissluth bedtime routine, which I highly recommend all parents establish, at eight o’clock with her being asleep by 8: 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. In addition, the book offers explanations as to why some babies struggle more than others when it comes to sleep.

When you start early, there are no long bouts of crying and no problems with sleeping. For nights and hours on end, he would cry until the magic hour of 6 a.

We ended up doing a mixture of things he suggested until we found what worked. The activity and work of the sleeping brain are purposeful.

I also liked that the author is open to other methods and doesn’t condemn any one because he is aware that different children have different temperaments and thus different needs. If you are a sleep deprived parent trying to find answers, look elsewhere lest you lose more sleep trying to read through verbose chapters and then squandering restful moments worried that you’ve already screwed up.

Weissbluth is in favor of nursing before sleep, which I find to be more realistic and less harsh for the baby.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Our Review

Weissbluth’s writing is very repetitive, so much so that sometimes it’s hard to dig the meaning out chid any given passage. I was a golden convert to CIO when it worked wonderfully for my month-old oldest. The truth is that some parents swing back and forth between firmness and permissiveness so often, they cannot make any cure stick. Apr 15, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Remember, there are no universally “right” or “wrong” ways, or mard versus “unnatural” styles, of raising children.


Weiissbluth 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser. I’ll apply this book from birth on with the rest of my children.

As she grows up, a child might share the bed with her parents for a long time. This book provides some idea of what sleep patterns may look like for your baby but it also provides fuel for the longest guilt trip you will take as a parent. Several days or weeks of a gradual approach often wear down parents, mxrc they give up and revert to their old inconsistencies.

He offers dozens of anecdotes and new case histories of children with hsppy sleep disorders and the prescribed methods of therapy. So, Arizona babies should go to bed an hour apart don’t ask me to figure out if I mean before or after from Utah babies just north of them during Daylight Savings which Arizona commendably abstains from?

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

God forbid you don’t like to hear your baby cry! The pressure is on to be healhy ‘nouvelle’ mom. Do we want to carry the baby all the time, twenty-four hours a day, or do we want to put the baby down sometimes to sleep?

Perhaps one of the experts in the field. Our current popular late bedtimes may be no more “natural” than the outdated “natural” belief that fatter babies are healthier babies.