- Also check our best rated Pregnancy Book reviews
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A step-by-step programme for a good night's sleep Paperback – 7 Apr 2005
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"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)
The perennial favourite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with easeSee all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 1 month ago by kateeee
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 2 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 4 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 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Every new Mum should be given one of these free on the NHs when they become pregnant! Or so says my daughter in law! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mrs P.
It is so easy to use and very comfortable too. My baby of two weeks really enjoys it. Definitely recommend!!Published 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 months ago by c latz
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Families & Parents > Raising Children > Child Development
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Families & Parents > Raising Children > Discipline
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Health Issues
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Medical & Healthcare Practitioners > Internal Medicine > Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Medical & Healthcare Practitioners > Internal Medicine > Paediatrics
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Pregnancy & Childcare
- Books > Science & Nature > Medicine