Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins?

Discussion in 'The Toddler Years(1-3)' started by Maymay, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Maymay

    Maymay Well-Known Member

    When the boys were babies, I read Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child because it came so highly recommended by other twin parents. I just saw on Amazon that Marc Weissbluth has another book called Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins. I think it just came out in June but dang! where was this when I needed it???
    I would still consider buying it if it has info that would still pertain to slightly older kids. Has anybody read it?
     
  2. twinboys07

    twinboys07 Well-Known Member

    I haven't read it (jsut the original HSHHC), but I bet it will be a popular one among twin moms!!
     
  3. cjk2002

    cjk2002 Well-Known Member

    I have not read it but can't imagine an entire book about sleep habits of twins. In his HSBHC, he has a chapter on twins and siblings.

    I doubt I will buy it. His original book has chapters that pertain to older kids and teenagers so I'll be holding on to it for years to come.
     
  4. kingeomer

    kingeomer Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I have not read it either. I am curious about it and I might check it out from the library just to see what he has to say.
     
  5. BeckiAllen1130

    BeckiAllen1130 Well-Known Member

    OOH! I would be curious to see if anyone has read it & what they thought of it. There are 2 other twin mamas at my church that I was thinking could benefit from this book. I read & have HSHHC and I loved it, so I've recommended it to them, but if there is one specifically for twins it might be better :)
     
  6. cjk2002

    cjk2002 Well-Known Member

    According to the reviews on Amazon, if you read the first book you won't get much out of this book. A lot of the information is the same.
     
  7. hsuter

    hsuter Well-Known Member

    I have it and read it. The original is WAY better and has tons more information. The twin book is probably 1/4 of the size as the original. All of the information is basically the same too. The only things that are different are-
    the "never wake a sleeping baby" doesnt apply to twins. Wake the other twin so they are on the same schedule.
    It also talks about when/if they should be in seperate rooms. Basically if one is highly disturbing the others sleep. However, not everyone has the choice of seperate rooms.
     
  8. melissak

    melissak Well-Known Member

    It's probably mostly the same info just another way to market it and make more $$. I read the first one, thought it was great and applied it to both babies...it REALLY is a great book!
     
  9. debfitz

    debfitz Well-Known Member

    I forgot that book came out in June. I really liked the first one too. I probably won't get the twin one either.
     
  10. happychck

    happychck Well-Known Member

    well, i guess i have to be the one to take exception! i know twin mama's love this book, but i found it so poorly organized it was hard to concentrate! honestly, i don't know how he wrote the book but i'm not sure he ever had an outline;). i didn't like his attitude towards attachment parenting, either (talk about being defensive!). the whole 'extinction' thing to me is another issue (i don't want to slam cio cuz i know it's a choice of many parents whom i respect profusely).... he is known now as the 'father of cio,' and even ferber has criticized some of his methods. so, i wouldn't read the second book.

    however...... it's helped lots of twin families, and whatever works, works!

    :), jl
     
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