Now with a new introduction and quick-start guide to getting your child to sleep, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, a Ballantine Books Trade Paperback by pediatrician Marc Weissbluth, MD, has been restructured to give today’s parents the information they need quickly and succinctly.

This new edition also includes the very latest research on the importance of:

  • implementing bedtime routines
  • practicing parental presence at bedtime
  • recognizing drowsy signs
  • the role of the father as an active partner in helping the child sleep better
  • overcoming challenges families face to help their child sleep better
  • different cultural sleep habits from around the world
  • individualized and nonjudgmental approaches to sleep training

“One of the most important things we can do for our kids is to establish healthy sleep habits,” says Weissbluth in a release. “With the pandemic disrupting every part of our family’s ‘normal’ routines, it’s important for parents to learn the importance of sleep for children and how to create healthy habits so their kids have a solid foundation to not only get through each day, but so they can thrive.”

A pediatrician for forty years, Weissbluth also conducts research about 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 pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine.