Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-step Programme for a Good Night's Sleep

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-step Programme for a Good Night's Sleep

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By (author) Marc Weissbluth

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 42mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009190255X
  • ISBN 13: 9780091902551
  • Illustrations note: 528
  • Sales rank: 8,900

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In this completely revised and expanded edition, Dr Marc Weissbluth - a leading paediatrician - updates his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing children's sleep problems, from infancy through to adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for parents for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of their child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook outlines the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment; reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep; helps stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares and bedwetting and provides new material on: - how to handle 'nap-resistant' kids and when to start sleep training - help for working mums and children with sleep issues - the father's role in comforting children - the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed And much more. Rest is vital to children'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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A paediatrician for 30 years, Dr Marc Weissbluth is also a leading researcher on sleep and children. He founded the original Sleep Disorders Center at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital in 1985 and is a professor of Clinical Paediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine (www.sweetbabies.com). 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 had lectured extensively to parent groups and has appeared on Oprah.

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"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!" -- Cindy Crawford

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One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems 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 research that - 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 internal clock--naturally - 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 Trade Paperback edition.