From Our Editors
A child's sleeping patterns should be the concern of every parent.
It is as vital to their health as vitamins, proper diet and sound
exercise. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Dr. Marc
Weissbluth updates his step-by-step program for instituting healthy
habits within the framework of a child's natural sleep cycles.
From the Publisher
One of the country''s leading researchers updates his revolutionary
approach to solving--and preventing--your children''s sleep
Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father
of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep
for your child. 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 brand new
- Pinpoints the way daytime sleep differs from night sleep and why
both are important to your child
- Helps you cope with and stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares,
bedwetting, and more
- Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to his
- Reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to
sleep--including the inclination to rock and feed
- Explores the different sleep cycle needs for different
temperaments--from quiet babies to hyperactive toddlers
- Emphasizes the significance of a nap schedule
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. Advises parents dealing
with teenagers and their unique sleep problems
From the Jacket
"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!"
-from the Foreword by Cindy Crawford
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: April 22, 1999
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0449004023
ISBN - 13: 9780449004029