Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night’s Sleep

The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease – now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition!

In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, overhauls 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. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on:

  • The best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment
  • Common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep
  • Different sleep needs for different temperaments
  • Stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bed-wetting, and more
  • Ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock – naturally
  • Handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep training
  • Why both night sleep and day sleep are important
  • Obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues
  • The father’s role in comforting children
  • 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.


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Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 9:38 AM.

Long read – here are the Cliffsnotes

Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 10:04 AM.

Useful, but the advice can be summed up in 2 pages, no need for an entire book Bought this book on advice of a friend, but was disappointed to discover how thick and wordy it is. The author offers some valuable advice on the importance of a schedule and what to expect and implement at each age of infancy and young childhood, but 80% of the book is simply repeating the same advice or needless anecdotes or self-praise for his methods. Frankly there’s nothing in here you can’t find for free on parenting websites, but if you’re a first-time soon-to-be parent trying…

Anonymous on April 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

Do not recommend My worst parenting purchases to date. I’m assuming most people purchasing this would be in the same boat as we were – baby isn’t sleeping; parents are losing their minds. This book rambles on and on about the importance of sleep, which we’re all aware of and is the reason we’re buying books to help us, and does so in a way that makes you feel like a failure as a parent. I had serious anxiety that my baby was going to end up the class bully and a total problem child because at 4 months he wasn’t…