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Marc Weissbluth Healthy sleep habits, happy child.

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Shellbell Wed 18-May-05 19:26:58

As some of you may know, I've been having problems with my son who is sixteen weeks this Saturday for the last month. He was sleeping well at night but that's all gone wrong now and his naps have cut right down to 45 minutes if i'm very lucky, 20 minutes if I'm not. After reading every sleep book ever written- baby whisperer (both of them) Jodi Mindell's book, Elizabeth Pantley etc etc I have decided to make myself feel even more of a failure and have purchased Marc Weissbluth's book. Have started reading it today, although text is all blurry cos I'm so sleep deprived, and things he says seem to make sense. Before I embark on yet another stategy to enable myself and my son to get some well needed kip please can anyone tell me if his suggestions work? I don't know what i'll do if I fail again. Many thanks.

Magscat Wed 18-May-05 19:33:49

Hey Shell - just to say 'hello' on this thread and hope you get some good responses.

Lily's vaccinations went well today (few tears & no grumpiness today) but we're still no good at sleeping!

I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if you get any helpful suggestions as I could use a few too. Have you seen this one btw, overtiredness thread

Shellbell Wed 18-May-05 20:40:31

Hi Mags, hows things? Glad they went okay, and that you and lily are ok. Thanks for that. I've printed it off to have a read. I honestly wouldn't mind if Deacon didn't have any naps, and he was ok. It's just the grumpiness and crying. No good for either of us.

Magscat Thu 19-May-05 06:55:59


jambot Fri 20-May-05 19:32:52

I've also just read his book and what he says makes a lot of sense to me. I was having a problem with naps and he has lots to say on that subject - particularly how important they are! Helped me to make a concerted effort on that front and now seem to have the long midday nap sorted - still working on the morning and afternoon ones. Be warned though, if you aren't one for letting your baby cry for long then you may find his methods a little harsh. He is all for crying!

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