- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (7 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 009190255X
- ISBN-13: 978-0091902551
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A step-by-step programme for a good night's sleep Paperback – 7 Apr 2005
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"I love Dr. Weissbluth' s philosophy that the most important thing to have is a well-rested family. And fortunately, thanks to this book, most days (and nights) we do!" (Cindy Crawford)
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For me the useful parts were the information about bedtimes, spotting the signs of first stages of sleepiness, how we often put children down later than they need because we don't read their signs, and what effects an earlier bed time can have. Like another reviewer I also had ditched the nap for my youngest when I read it, and also felt a bit bad. We didn't consider reinstating it because it would have been too disruptive, but we did opt to make up some sleep at night.
So we did try the theory of bringing the bedtime forward, rather sceptically, and it worked for us, although it is logistically very difficult and still requires a lot of things to fit round their bedtime, but it has paid off in other ways.
I didn't find the format very user friendly in many ways, and I don't know if the ideas would work for everyone, it certainly isn't a book of tips, as another reviewer said. But I did find it the best overall source of information on children and sleep and has widened my understanding enormously. I'm very glad I came across it.
Such difficulties aside, we relied heavily on the book at months 3 to 4 and it helped us to understand the reasons for the changes to our baby's sleeping patterns and the importance of helping her learn to get to sleep by herself. From being woken every 2 hours throughout the night and our daughter being unable to nap for longer than 40 minute periods during the day (and consequently behaving as if she had attention deficit disorder and being generally a bit miserable when she was awake), we now at 8 months have (and have had since 4 months) a happy, relaxed baby who sleeps 11 or 12 hours at night and naps well and easily during the day: this has been literally life-changing and marriage saving.Read more ›
i was also concerned that it would just have one type of sleep solution and if it didn't work id have to buy a new book however this book looks at all temperament of children and has a solution for each 'type' of child and also a sleep correction that is good for the parent such as 'no cry' 'cry a little' and 'cry it out'
my baby is 4 months old and WE had created bad habits as he was diagnosed with reflux at 4 weeks and we started rocking bouncing to help soothe his pain but now hes 4 month and the reflux is under control we needed to stop the bad habits as he was getting up 8 times a night at 4 months i look like a zombie. i put all my effort into putting the routine in order, it took 24 hours to get him sorted yes 24 hours :) he went from 2 half hour naps in the day and getting up 8 times a night to having 2 2 hours naps in the day with a small 20 min nap late afternoon and going to bed settling himself to sleep and sleeping from 5pm till 6am only getting up twice for feeds then settling himself back to sleep.Read more ›
I did use some of the information of the book but I found that other books such as the no cry sleep solution were more appropriate in giving me a course of action and for keeping my spirits high.
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This book has turned our lives around in less than a fortnight. Our 4 month old spent the first 2.5 months of life unable to lie down without vomiting and showing signs of severe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Agree with other reviews that the book is repetitive and poorly edited and a bit long, however the info is so invaluable I have to give it 5 stars. It is my baby sleep bible. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shell
This book changed our lives. I had read pretty much every book going (William Sears, Gina, Baby Whisperer, No Cry Sleep Solution etc), but nothing had worked. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Claire
The problem with baby sleep is every book tells you something different. They contradict one another and can leave you feeling totally lost. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DJE
Without doubt the single most important book I've used with my LO from 0 to 16 months so far....constantly refer to it to understand her sleep patterns & to help with changes in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Z L Kyris
I've read ALL the baby sleep books, and this was the most effective at giving me a baby that readily has textbook naps and sleeps well at night. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Helen
This book is def my go to book. Good practical advice that always works!Published 16 months ago by mark o connell
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