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The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems (Pantley) [Paperback]

Elizabeth Pantley
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Book Description

1 Feb 2009 Pantley

Winner of Disney’s iParenting Media Award for Best Product

“Easy naptime solutions that really work--without any tears.”
Kathy Lynn, President,Parenting Today

“Naps: Children need them. Parents want them. Here are the tools to make them happen.”
Maureen A. Doolan Boyle, Executive Director,MOST (Mothers of Supertwins), Inc.

Does your child:

  • nap only in your arms, a sling, a swing, or the car?
  • require elaborate rituals before sleeping?
  • get fussy, act cranky, or have tantrums due to lack of sleep?
  • take very short naps--or none at all?

Naps are important to a child's mood, well-being, and development. The No-Cry Nap Solution offers you a proven formula to allow your baby, toddler, or preschooler to get daily restorative rest. You'll learn gentle, loving, tear-free techniques, developed by world-renowned parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley and tested by hundreds of families around the world, guaranteed to help you:

  • Convince any child to nap every day
  • Effortlessly settle your child for naptime in his or her own bed
  • Turn short, fitful naps into long, peaceful ones
  • Establish a nap schedule that works for you and your child
  • Easily adapt nap routines to your child's developing needs
  • Confidently deal with sudden changes, nap strikes, and travel

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary; Original edition (1 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007159695X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071596954
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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About the Author

Elizabeth Pantleyis the president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a parent education company, and is a regular radio show and internet show guest and featured expert. Her newsletters and articles are distributed worldwide.She has been quoted in such magazines as Parents, Parenting, Woman’s Day, Mother & Baby, Today's Parent, and GoodHousekeeping. Elizabeth is the mother of four. Visit her website at

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
This is the 3rd "No-Cry" book by Elizabeth Pantley that I have read, and like the other two, I have gotten a lot of useful information out of it. I've read many books on baby and toddler sleeping , but I think this one explains the importance of naptime the very best, including the biological and behavioral benefits. It also explains the science of napping and the sleep cycles in detail, which is very important to understand.

The book offers numerous suggestions for a very wide range of nap issues that parents might face with their children. It gives great advice for a lot of very specific problems (such as babies who only nap by falling asleep while nursing) that many of the other sleep books just do not address. I now feel armed with a lot of tools and ideas that I can try the next time my daughter (or next child) has a napping problem. I really wish this book had been available when my daughter was a newborn - it would have really helped me a lot back then.

The book is written in Elizabeth Pantley's customary style: kind, gentle, patient and supportive. Her "No-Cry" approach has always resonated with me, and I think any parent with young children will find this book extremely useful and helpful.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential 17 July 2009
By newmum
essential purchase for mums who like me do not agree with the cry it out method. Fab advice which works n saves your child becoming traumatised by the other method!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful read 4 April 2010
My daughter is 8 months old and I have problems with daytime naps. There are some very useful tips and pieces of advice throughout the book. Helps you understand naps and how to read when one is needed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will be passing on to all my friends 29 Nov 2013
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I cannot stand 'cry it out' we tried it once and it didn't work, it just made me feel dreadful. This book offers some nice tips to get baby sleeping and if followed from the beginning ensures no bad habits develop. Its is written in a very reassuring way and obviously comes from a loving Mum.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars should come with the Bounty pack!! 23 Aug 2009
This book was exactly what I neaded last year when my high-need daughter refused to nap anywhere but in my arms. However, I read Elizabeth's No-Cry Sleep book instead, which was also an essential read for all of the other related sleep problems. Unlike the majority of other books on parenting, the recommended techniques are tried and tested by parents all over the world to ensure their success.

Now with my second daughter, only 8 weeks old and going the same way as my first, this new nap version is a mine of information for both babies as I keep referring and re-reading to these books as my girls develop. Now all I need is for Elizabeth to write the No-Cry method on dealing with two under two!!

Watch out for her Separation Anxiety book soon to be published... another book I could have done with last year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good for tips 27 Oct 2013
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I bought this book to help our son sleep through the day. Its quite handy for little hints and tips.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nothing special 22 Sep 2013
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I ordered this book, out of desperation for my toddler's nap time problem, hoping that this book can tell me something I didn't read or try before, but nothing was new really. The book focuses more on babies than toddlers, although it tells ,how important a nap is in a child's life aged between newborn to 5 years olds from every developmental view. And all about scientific explanation why they need this sleep which just make me more furious about any solution for my little one's nap time problem. So, this book wasn't too helpful for me.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful tips for tired parents 7 Sep 2009
This book does a good job of explaining the dynamics behind infant sleep and is a good stepping stone for understanding what might be keeping your baby from napping. The solutions it advances are not quick easy solutions, but give parents structure for setting up routines and lifestyles that are conducive for naptime.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars no -cry not possible
Lots of interesting and relevant facts and some good ideas. However if you have a little baby with a big personality, you may go crazy if you're trying to eliminate all crying,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by monkeynrabbit
5.0 out of 5 stars Gently, lovingly get your baby to nap
I was so relieved to find this book, both for myself and to recommend to all of my friends. I wanted to find an alternative to CIO because I didn't feel that was the only way for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Wizig
4.0 out of 5 stars Good complement to the tips for the night sleep
After we were almost mastering the night sleep, it was time to ATTACK the issues with the nap time.
Gotta admit that my child fit in almost all categories of exceptions and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Juliana N. Costa
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive
It really states the obvious, and repeats the statements over and over. Sorry I bought it and more sorry about the time I wasted reading it.
Published 9 months ago by Rosemary
4.0 out of 5 stars Company very helpful
I was very pleased with the book. Company dealt very quickly with a small complaint about underlining in this book and gave me a full refund. I would be happy to use them again.
Published 13 months ago by MRS RUTH AXTEN
3.0 out of 5 stars wouldnt recommend aside from a sanity check
Nothing in the book that I hadn't already read on the internet. Whilst I wasn't expecting a magic solution, was disappointed I didn't find more. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Super advise
I loved it! The author is great and has helped me very much!!! It made me understand that everything depends on the specific family and nothing is fixed!
Published 13 months ago by despina monokrousou
4.0 out of 5 stars It helped a lot
This book helped to almost get him to be a great sleeper but after a few months (he came a long way) he still wouldn't go to sleep still awake so we had to do a bit of CIO, he only... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Lots of useful tips especially for first time mum whose heart would break if her baby cries. Lots of useful tips and advice on babies sleeping habits. Read more
Published 16 months ago by M Wrotna
5.0 out of 5 stars no cry nap solutions
Excellent book a very gentle approach with lots of practical idea's to help, a truly cry free approach. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lisa
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