The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems

The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems : Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems

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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 | 264 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 20mm | 322.05g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 007159695X
  • 9780071596954
  • 13,793

Table of contents

Part One - Nap Magic

Naps: The Key to a Happy, Healthy Child

Important Facts You Should Know About Sleep

Create Your Sleep Logs and Your Nap Plan

Part Two - Newborn Babies

Growing into a Napping Rhythm

Nap Facts - Newborn Babies

Nap Tips for Newborns

Part Three - Solving Napping Problems

Cat-Naps - Making Short Naps Longer

Nap-Resisters - When Your Child Needs a Nap but Won't Take One

Shifting schedules - Changing from Two Naps to One Nap

Shifting schedules - Time to Give up Naps?

Changing From In-Arms Naps to In-Bed Naps

Naptime Nursling - Falling Asleep Without the Breast, Bottle or Pacifier

Swinging, Bouncing, Vibrating or Gliding - Transitioning from Motion-Sleep to Stationary-Sleep

Helping your Newborn Tummy Sleeper go "Back to Sleep"

How to Use Swaddling for Naptime

Changing Car Naps to Bed Naps

Colic Care - Helping Your Baby Get Comfort from Naps

Special Situations: Questions and Answers

Could it be a Sleep Disorder? When to Call a Doctor

Part Four - Keeping Naptime Safe

Sleeping Safety Checklists

About the Author

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About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley
is 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 Good
Housekeeping. Elizabeth is the mother of four. Visit her website at
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