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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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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 bought this book based on the numerous good reviews and I liked the idea of understanding the science of sleep (and addressing the underlying cause rather than the symptom), hoping that this would give us the tools to address the myriad problems with our baby's sleep (and chronic crankiness during the day).
As other reviewers have said, it is a large book (a tome) and although it is jam packed with scientific studies to back up all the information contained within as well as anecdotes from families who have successfully used Dr Weissbluth's techniques, I felt that it was badly organised with conflicting information. Just looking at the contents page will give you an idea of how complicated and overlapping the information is. Many of the chapters contain repetitive information and a lot of the information seems to be only applicable to very specific cases. I also found several contradictions in the advice given, such as the emphasis (via a little box on each page) that one should "never wake a sleeping baby" but this is later contradicted to say that in some instances it is important to wake a baby in order to ensure the routine is maintained.
However, some of the information is very useful such as the common assumption that putting your baby to sleep earlier will result in him waking earlier being disproved in detail.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read all 400+ pages of this book and still don't know what to do about my baby's sleep problems. Read morePublished 4 months ago by kateeee
This book is a little difficult to follow at times, but I think this is mainly an issue with the layout. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 7 month old baby boy (now about 19 month) and I were actually sleep deprived. I was very helpless at the time that I got to know about this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kh Ta
I was clueless about the importance of sleep during the first year. After reading this book, my son is able to sleep for 12 hours during the night... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting read with some excellent take-home points, especially in the timing of naps. The case studies are helpful but I have to keep reminding myself that they are extreme... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is so easy to use and very comfortable too. My baby of two weeks really enjoys it. Definitely recommend!!Published 13 months ago by LP
Valuable scientific advice (unlike some books by professional nannies, this is by a doctor who studies sleep). Worked great for our first baby who wasn't a good sleeper. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joanna G.
Practical advice along with bits of sleep biology and case studies from various sleep deprived families make this a very useful book.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. My son at 6 weeks old reached the peak of his crying and was one midwife's appointment away from being labelled as 'colicky'. Read morePublished 14 months ago by c latz
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