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

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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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 Solutionoffers 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

Author Biography

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, Womann++s Day, Mother And Baby, Today's Parent, and Good.Housekeeping. Elizabeth is the mother of four. Visit her website at pantley.com/elizabeth.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Word from a Sleep Doctorp. xvii
Nap Magic
Naps: The Key to a Happy, Healthy Childp. 3
Important Facts You Should Know About Sleepp. 9
Create Your Sleep Logs and Your Nap Planp. 23
Newborn Babies
Growing into a Napping Rhythmp. 35
Nap Facts: Newborn Babiesp. 38
Nap Tips for Newbornsp. 43
Solving Napping Problems: Customized Solutions for Your Family
Catnaps: Making Short Naps Longerp. 63
The Nap Resister: When Your Child Needs a Nap but Won't Take Onep. 81
Shifting Schedules: Changing from Two Naps to One Napp. 102
Shifting Schedules: Time to Give Up Naps?p. 112
Changing from In-Arms Sleep to In-Bed Sleepp. 136
Naptime Nursling: Falling Asleep Without the Breast, Bottle, or Pacifierp. 154
Swinging, Bouncing, Vibrating, or Gliding: Making the Transition from Motion Sleep to Stationary Sleepp. 166
Helping Your Newborn Tummy Sleeper Go "Back to Sleep"p. 185
How to Use Swaddling for Naptimep. 192
Changing Car Naps to Bed Napsp. 198
Colic Care: Helping Your Baby Get Comfort and Relief from Napsp. 209
Special Situations: Questions and Answersp. 214
Could It Be a Sleep Disorder? When to Call a Doctorp. 233
Indexp. 239
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