Synopses & Reviews
The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease — now completely revised and expanded!In this brand-new edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, updates his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook contains research that• Outlines the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment• Reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep• Explores the different sleep cycle needs for different temperaments• Helps you stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more• Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep — naturallyPlus the following new material• How to handle “nap-resistant” kids and when to start sleep-training• Focuses on “night sleep” and “day sleep” (naps)• Help for working moms and children with sleep issues• Expanded discussion on the father’s role in comforting children• Key studies on how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems• The benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in “the family bed”Rest is vital to your child’s health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.