Synopses & Reviews
Winner of Disneys 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
The bestselling parenting author brings her solution to your naptime dilemmas
Will your child only nap in your arms, in a swing, or after elaborate rituals? Does your child take cat naps--or none at all? Let world-renowned, trusted parenting author Elizabeth Pantley help you. Shell guide you with the same sensitive expertise and gentle approach used in her other No-Cry bestsellers.
Research shows that naps improve health, mood, growth, and well-being. Yet children often resist the naps they need. The results are fussy, crying babies and cranky, grouchy kids who also have trouble sleeping at night!
In The No-Cry Nap Solution Pantley explains to parents of children ages newborn to kindergarten the importance of napping to both behavior during the day and sleeping during (and through!) the night. She then shares with you her gentle, loving techniques--tested on families of all sizes and circumstances--andshows you how you can customize her solutions for your own family. Pantley addresses issues such as children who resist naps, dealing with schedule changes, turning short naps into longer ones, helping a child go from needing motion to sleep to “stationery” sleep, nursing at naptime, and more.
About the Author
Elizabeth Pantleyis the president of BetterBeginnings, Inc., a parent educationcompany, and is a regular radioshow guest on stations across theUnited States and in Canada as wellas an extremely active Internet promoter,through a wide variety ofparenting blogs and websites as wellas her own site,Pantley.com/Elizabeth. Her schoolnewsletter, Parent Tips, is distributednationwide. She has been quoted insuch magazines as Redbook, Parents,Parenting, Womans Day, and GoodHousekeeping.
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 Wont 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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