Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition

  • by Marc Weissbluth MD
  • Narrated by LJ Ganser
  • 22 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"I put these principles into practice - with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser." (Cindy Crawford)

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Customer Reviews

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Very Happy

As a new mother of Twins, I found this book extremely helpful. I strongly disagree with reviewers who say his tone is condescending or judgmental, as I personally found him very tolerant of all parenting choices while still providing the facts that disprove them. I also don't see how people say he doesn't give options other than crying it out as he has offered a range of other options, though not in as much detail. My problem with this book is actually not the content as much as the organization and redundancy. A lot of the information is repeated throughout the book that you can easily find yourself wondering if you are relistening to a part that you have already finished. Funnily enough, this repetition is not utilized when most needed in age-specific chapters. Moreover, and this is not the author's problem but rather audible's format, you can't tell where to find the information you need because there's no chapter titles or subtitles, and the book chapters are further divided into two chapters in audio form. Tip for people who are in a hurry, listen to chapters 4, 7, and your baby's age specific chapter.
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- Nahla

Chapters don't match up

When you choose a chapter it doesn't go to the right one. Instead of getting to the point the other tends to drag things out with useless facts. I'd like to see a shorter to the point (just give me the steps) kinda book.
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- Jeff Uebelhoer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios