A distinguished pediatrician and leading researcher in the field of sleep and children outlines his groundbreaking, step-by-step program to help parents ensure a good night's sleep for their children by working with their natural sleep cycles, explaining why adequate rest is essential in optimizing a child's health and development. Originally in paperback.
The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.
From one of the nation’s most trusted experts on children’s bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so that everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins’ natural slumber cycles, including • how healthy sleep differs from “junk” sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents • the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health • why it’s crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so • essential tips for synchronizing your twins’ sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best–when to keep them together, and when it’s time to separate them • how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Renowned pediatrician Marc Weissbluth offers peace of mind for parents with these two step-by-step guides--one with a program for a good night's sleep, the other on how to soothe a fussy newborn--now packaged together in this boxed set.
The science columnist for Babble.com and a Mommy and Me counselor challenges the practices of popular sleep methods to outline mindfulness-based techniques for helping both babies and their sleep-deprived caregivers to sleep in healthy ways. Original. 15,000 first printing.
An international phenomenon now available in America for the first time, this quick, no-nonsense guide is all you need to get your child to sleep through the night (pillow not included). These days, most books on improving your child’s sleep take either a tough-love approach (ignore crying) or a soothing strategy (offer continuous comfort). But now an internationally renowned sleep expert provides a middle-ground method that will have your child sleeping through the night at any age. Dr. Eduard Estivill’s no-fail technique focuses on a mixture of authority, ritual, and reward. Parents can end negative cycles of resistance and wakefulness and feel as rested as their child will by following these expert tips: • Adopt a firm and confident attitude (your child will pick up on your mood). • Use meals as a cue to announce your child’s next nap or nighttime sleep. • Incorporate appropriate elements (such as a stuffed animal or a pacifier) at bedtime so your child will not rely on you as a vital part of the sleep process. • Reinforce the contrast between light (day) and dark (night). • Never punish children by making them go to bed (it sends the wrong message about sleep time). • Learn what to say before—and after—the light is turned off. Complete with special techniques to use with newborns, plus an invaluable question-and-answer section that addresses specific concerns (children sleeping in their parents’ bed, how divorced parents can work together, special-needs children), this sanity-saving guide promises sweet dreams for all.
If your new baby cries inconsolably for many hours a day, take heart. The soothing help you need is here. Renowned pediatrician Dr. Marc Weissbluth knows firsthand how stressful life can be for a sensitive, fussy newborn—not to mention the child’s frantic, exhausted parents. His own firstborn, like more than a fifth of all babies, was a colicky child, causing him and his wife to suffer many sleepless nights. Your Fussy Baby is Dr. Weissbluth’s gift to other sorely tired mothers and fathers, written to help them comfort their newborns without disrupting their own lives. Even extreme fussiness, he says, is not dangerous and usually stops when the child is about four months old. In the meanwhile, however, life can be tough for the whole family. But whether your baby cries for as long as eight hours a day, suffers from gas, refuses to sleep, or all of the above, Your Fussy Baby will gently guide your little one—and you—through this mysterious phase of infant growth. Inside you will discover • Why your baby cries so much: The most up-to-date research, including some fascinating possibilities that researchers are just beginning to explore. • Dangerous myths about fussiness: Facts and fiction about diet, mothering, proper medications, and much more that even your pediatrician may not know. • The emotional effects: Avoiding the guilt, anxiety, and frustration that having a fussy baby so often stirs up. • What to do when your baby fusses: Specific recommendations for what parents can do to minimize the distress that prolonged crying causes the whole family. • Expert, step-by-step advice on establishing healthy sleep habits for your baby. With this reassuring, down-to-earth guidance, you can help your fretful, fussy newborn to become the sweet, happy baby he or she was meant to be.
Becoming a parent is, without question, a major life event. Caring for your new baby is at once exciting, joyful, and exhausting. Now to help with your bundle of joy is this bundle of four indispensable books. The Essential Library for New Moms gathers top experts to answer all your questions, from sleeping to eating to health and wellness. HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS, HAPPY CHILD Marc Weissbluth, M.D. In this perennial favorite, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country’s leading pediatricians, shares his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children’s sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child is a step-by-step resource for instituting beneficial behaviors within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles. It includes information on the prevention and treatment of sleep problems, ways to naturally get your baby to fall asleep, help for working moms and children with sleep issues, the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in “the family bed,” and much more. THE BABY FOOD BIBLE Eileen Behan Family nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible features a guide to more than one hundred foods recommended for infants and toddlers based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, explains when to introduce these foods into a child’s diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table. You’ll also learn how to avoid everyday pitfalls, such as relying on too much fruit juice or labeling your child a picky eater; decipher the many labels and ingredient lists at the grocery story; and prevent and treat common food-related issues, as well as discourage chronic disease. Featuring an alphabetized index—from apples to zucchini—there’s no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life! INFANT MASSAGE Vimala McClure In this renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, helpss you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby’s life. She shows you how a daily massage benefits children—easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even improving breathing function in asthmatic children. Infant Massage also provides helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing, guidance for teaching children about “good touch,” compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents, and much more. COLIC SOLVED Bryan Vartabedian, M.D. For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases are caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic—and how to make your own baby happy again. Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies—and parents—for years. Help and hope are at hand!