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The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep (Pantley) [Paperback]

Elizabeth Pantley
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Book Description

1 May 2005
Elizabeth Pantley gets dozens of e-mails daily about her bestselling sleep book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution. No-Cry Sleep covered babies up to age two, but many of the parents are asking what to do about older children who are being awakened by a baby’s cries, refusing to go to bed or to stay in bed, having nightmares, or getting into the parents’ bed at night. This book now provides those parents with gentle, loving solutions to all of the sleep-related problems of children ages 2 through 6.

Recent research has shown that kids who don’t get enough sleep are far more likely to have behavior problems, be overweight, and have learning problems. But even if that weren’t the case, children’s sleep problems drive parents crazy. This is the book that will help parents regain time to themselves in the evening and better sleep during the night, without resorting to punishments, locking children in their rooms, and other negative (but common) measures.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071444912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071444910
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Parenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents at schools, hospitals, and parent groups around the world. She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers and magazines world-wide and on hundreds of parent-directed Web sites. She publishes a newsletter which is distributed in schools, doctor's offices and parent programs everywhere.

Elizabeth is the author of several popular parenting books, including the best-selling No-Cry Solution series:
The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution
The No-Cry Discipline Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The No-Cry Potty Training Solution
The No-Cry Nap Solution
Perfect Parenting

Elizabeth and her husband, Robert are the parents of four children. For more information, excerpts, parenting articles, and contests visit the author's website at

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From the Back Cover

"A good night's sleep is within reach. Let the great ideas in this book guide you and your child there . . . lovingly."
--Harvey Karp, M.D., author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Your toddler isn't sleeping through the night. Your preschooler battles bedtime. And you haven't had a good night's sleep in how many years? Get the rest you all desperately need with advice found in The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Elizabeth Pantley's beloved parenting classic The No-Cry Sleep Solution has helped hundreds of thousands of parents gently coax their babies to sleep. Now she gives you tools to help your one- to six-year-old child get in bed, stay in bed, and sleep all night by providing no-cry solutions for

  • Bedtime battles, dawdling, and evening meltdowns
  • Night waking and early rising
  • Moving out of the crib and into a big-kid bed
  • Graduating from the family bed to independent sleep
  • Ending the all-night breastfeeding routine
  • Stopping nighttime visits to your bed
  • Handling naptime problems
  • Nightmares, separation anxiety, and fears

About the Author

Elizabeth Pantley is a mother of four and the president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a parent education company. She is the author of several successful parenting books, most notably The No-Cry Sleep Solution. She is well-known and respected in Attachment Parenting circles and markets her books aggressively through mailings, e-mails, her own website and other Internet sites, and more.

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As the mother of four children, I know I don't have to convince you that your life would be easier if your child went to bed easily and slept the entire night-every night-waking up in the morning at a reasonable hour, refreshed and happy. Read the first page
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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
By FHadden
Our 15 month old son has had difficulty sleeping since infancy. He suffered from acid reflux, regular runny noses and ear infections for several months as a baby and this had an impact on his ability to sleep well. He would scream when laid down in his cot and although he would quieten when lifted, he would then fight sleep for hours until he was so overtired, it was even more difficult for him to settle down to sleep. Although his health problems are behind him, the legacy of his sleep problems remain. We tried so many different ways of settling him to sleep and have him sleep through the night, including staying with him and the crying it out approach. Neither of them provided any particular level of success. Our older son, who has always slept well was our benchmark and when nothing we tried seemed to work with our younger son, we became confused, disillusioned, anxious and felt guilty about the way we were approaching our son's sleeptimes. Then I read Elizabeth Pantley's book and everything is beginning to turn around.
I liked it firstly because I had never seen a book focusing specifically on toddlers and pre-schoolers before and I was keen not to try and make suggestions made in other baby sleep books 'fit' around our toddler son. From its first pages, Elizabeth's advice is practical, gentle, loving and designed to suit a variety of family circumstances. She does not advocate a one size fits all approach, rather giving several suggestions to each particular sleep issue, which you can choose from based on your own particular family situation. Nor does she suggest that her advice will offer a quick fix solution to your child's sleep difficulties.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Nov 2005
Having read many books on sleep solutions, which generally offered a variation on the same theme, I found this book positively uplifting. The author empathised with how parents of non-sleepers feel and offered practical solutions, with more than one to try for each type of problem. You also realise that, contrary to popular belief, there is no 'right' way to do things and that you should do what you feel is best for your own situation. Excellent value in terms of price too.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 1 Sep 2005
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My daughter is 2 1/4 and hasn't really slept well since she was 9 months old. Before I got this book she was waking about twice a night, every night, and I was exhausted and ready to consider going to a sleep clinic even though I didn't like the idea of someone else telling me what to do. I had the author's first book on sleep for babies but we'd somehow missed the window of opportunity and none of the solutions seemed to be working with our toddler. Then I heard about this book, and figured I'd give it a try. I felt reassured and so much more positive once it arrived and I'd had a quick look through it, mainly because there are just lots and lots and lots of different ideas. The author doesn't assume all families are alike, that you will all fit into the same routine, that one solution will work for every child and every parent -- like many books on sleep I've seen. Instead she discusses many different issues, and different ways that parents have found of dealing with them.
Another important thing, in terms of dealing with toddlers and sleep issues, is that she makes a distinction between "crying it out" and protest crying. Many toddlers just don't want to be left alone at bedtime, and they'll cry for a bit to let you know that they don't like it. If you aren't happy listening to this protest crying, she gives ways of handling the separation aspect of bedtime, but if like me you're a bit impatient once you know the difference between the two types of crying you may be more comfortable leaving your child to cry for a few minutes when you leave them in bed in the evening.
We didn't put any of these ideas into practice right away, instead we went on holiday which made my daughter's sleep problems much much worse.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am so excited about this book!! 11 Aug 2005
I am so excited about this book!! For anyone out there with kiddies between 12-ish months and 6 years or so who is frustrated with sleep issues ...
I can not recommend this book highly enough!!! IT IS WONDERFUL!!!
I have a toddler and a preschooler with entirely different sleep issues, and this is working for both!
I'm just not a 'cry-it-out' mom. I've tried once or twice out of utter desperation, but it just isn't a solution for our family. It just doesn't feel right for us.
I read this book in a day (ok I was obsessed and driven by desperate fatigue LOL) and we've been following some suggestions for less than a week. Already our boys' sleep problems are improving (almost gone in fact!) & their day times are better now too! We are having fewer mood swings and 'spats' (we don't usually have full blown tantrums to begin with, but even the mini - strops that we sometimes get are gone!) They are both more settled and content, all due to new routines and better quality of sleep. I am more rested and better able to cope in the day too!
I'm no moron LOL - I hate being told how to do my job! I consider myself a great parent who does an amazing job ... we've simply been struggling with sleep issues for a while now, and the whole family has been tired as a result.
IMO, sometimes when we get so wrapped up in our own difficulties, it becomes a 'forest for the tress' situation. This book helped us get back to basics without preaching rights from wrongs. I find the whole attitude and approach straightforward, gentle and encouraging, without being condescending.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that it isn't 'Parenting 101 for Idiots' like some parenting self-help books can be.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book to skip through for me
I think this book is a bit wordy - especially for a sleep deprived family that want something a bit more easy to digest (Teach Yourself Baby Sleep is good for this but I don't... Read more
Published 2 months ago by L. Gribble
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read - good ideas
An easy to read, non-dictatorial, guide with good, sensible suggestions. Best of all, this book supports mums who don't want to go with the "cry it out" method and doesn't... Read more
Published 4 months ago by littlestar
2.0 out of 5 stars was anticpating more
this book didnt tell me anything new, was expecting better, after reading the reviews. perhaps my child just doesnt need sleep
Published 5 months ago by miss kim mowbray
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book
Bought as a present following recommendation from a family member. Haven't read it myself but my friend has found it useful and practical.
Published 5 months ago by Ally M
5.0 out of 5 stars A God send of a book!!
Excellent book full of brilliant advice and tips! An excellent nurturing approach to raising your child. Read more
Published 7 months ago by c templeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helped us
This book really helped us finally get our 2 year old to be in a proper go to bed routine and stay in her bed (almost) every night. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Fattori
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Me
This book isn't for me. I have 3 kids and a very busy lifestyle. I also want a little bit of a life for myself. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jes
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book
I am using this book to help parents set up bedtime routines and it has many [practical ideas and approaches. Read more
Published 12 months ago by MRS RUTH AXTEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable book!
I already have read the No-Cry sleep solution for babies and I had found it very helpful. Now my dauthger is older so I bought this one. Read more
Published 14 months ago by emyandhely
4.0 out of 5 stars good advice
some helpful tips, and great gentle ethos. My 2nd copy as my first copy wore out from being borrowed so much by friends.
Published 14 months ago by Toddy Peters
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