- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071444912
- ISBN-13: 978-0071444910
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 20.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep (Pantley) Paperback – 1 May 2005
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
i didn't like pantley's previous book on babies as i found the advice far too obvious and mostly irrelevant.
however i did like this new book on toddlers and pre-schoolers. i generally liked the tone - warm and relaxed but very happily in synch with the young child's feelings of care and security. and also what i generally liked was just the assurance that young children going to sleep by themselves was a Hollywood myth. Actually, Pantley points out, young children need "help" to go to sleep (i guess just like they need help to go to the toilet or get dressed, etc, for a few years). they don't behave like adults and need our reassurance and presence. i just found this reassuring and i kind of relaxed (a bit!) into it again. However, for those readers who really do want their children to learn to go to sleep by themselves she does recommend a very gentle step-by-step method (though it was too long-winded for me).
What I also liked was her general writing on how children need their sleep, and how much, which I found useful, especially on the issue of "naps" and how children often need them.
Despite the title of the book as a "Solution" I think overall it doesn't really offer any quick fixes. But it does look at the issue humanely and with care. I still think there is too much obvious detail and maybe some points and ideas were suggested which were too obvious (to me anyway). But overall I liked the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son is 14 months old and nurses all night long! Haven't completely finished the book yet but what I have read so far I personally feel there are a lot of unnecessary sections... Read morePublished 1 month ago by smbtf
I would highly recommend this book for any parent that has sleepless nights and sleepless baby as well! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mykolas Petrauskas
I bought this to help with my 19 month old's sleep however most of the suggestions are aimed at older children. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M D
Didn't help. In fact made things worse. Much worse. Breastfed, co-sleeping babies wake at night. The end. Read morePublished 11 months ago by CPC
Great book, highly recommended, lots of suggestions and helps you realise that poor sleeping is quite common and not everyone has a child who is a great sleeper!Published 12 months ago by Commando Mum
Lovely approach which seems very genuine especially considering the author has researched real life parents and children's experiences. Read morePublished 16 months ago by GD