Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (Revised, Expanded)

Marc Weissbluth (Author) Paul Mantell (Read by)


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--naturally

Plus 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.

Product Details

Brilliance Audio
Publish Date
February 18, 2014
5.4 X 1.1 X 6.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

A pediatrician with thirty-two years of experience, Marc Weissbluth, M.D., is also a leading researcher on sleep and children. He founded the original Sleep Disorders Center at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital and is a professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Weissbluth discovered that sleep is linked to temperament and that sleeping problems are related to infant colic. His landmark seven-year study on the development and disappearance of naps highlighted the importance of daytime sleep. In addition to his own research, he has written about sleep problems in manuals of pediatrics, lectured extensively to parent groups, and appeared on Oprah. Dr. Weissbluth has four sons, two grandsons, and, thankfully, one granddaughter - and they are all good sleepers. Linda, his wife of more than forty years, has provided both inspiration and original ideas for this book.
Paul Mantell is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including books in the Hardy Boys and Matt Christopher series.