The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep

by Elizabeth Pantley

Paperback, 2005



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EC Motherhood




McGraw-Hill Education (2005), Edition: 1, 396 pages


Guaranteed to help parents reclaim sweet dreams for their entire family New from the bestselling author of the classic baby sleep guide! Getting babies to sleep through the night is one thing; getting willful toddlers and energetic preschoolers to sleep is another problem altogether. Written to help sleep-deprived parents of children ages one to five, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers offers loving solutions to help this active age-group get the rest they--and their parents--so desperately need. A follow-up to Elizabeth Pantley's megahit The No-Cry Sleep Solution, this breakthrough guide is written in Pantley's trademark gentle, child-centered style. Parents will discover a wellspring of positive approaches to help their children get to bed, stay in bed, and sleep all night, without having to resort to punishments or other negative and ineffective measures. The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers tackles many common nighttime obstacles, including: Refusals to go to bed Night waking and early rising Reluctance to move out of the crib and into a big-kid bed Nighttime visits to the parents' bed Naptime problems Nightmares, "night terrors," and fears Special sleep issues of twins, special needs children, and adopted children Sleepwalking, sleep talking, snoring, and tooth grinding… (more)


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Physical description

396 p.; 5.4 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member BoPeep
Invaluable guide to breaking bad sleep habits and creating new better ones. Sequel to the original No Cry Sleep Solution, it's heartily recommended to all parents.
LibraryThing member Meganara
This book really helped me work out our childs sleep patterns. It took time but thats what good things do. Our Fussy baby sleeps really well all night and for that we are very greatful. I am also very mindful of the "No Cry" part as the development of a childs brain is very important.
LibraryThing member khuggard
Nothing ground-breaking here, but there were a few good reminders about healthy sleep habits for this age group. It was also very easy to read, which I appreciated since my toddler's sleep habits have eroded my ability to concentrate.
LibraryThing member wishanem
This book mostly provided sensible easy-to-follow suggestions for methods to change a child's behavior in a positive way. Personally I felt like the sections explaining how things could be wrong in the first place were a little long, but I get why they're included.

My only real objection was that
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the author was aggressively non-judgmental about practices and ideas that I personally find objectionable and potentially dangerous, such as by listing homeopathy and "craniosacral therapy" (very light head massage meant to influence skull fluid) as valid options for medical and behavioral problems. Thankfully, the author herself didn't strongly endorse any such quackery, and her advice was plausible.

I guess the real test of this book's value is whether my family sleeps better after a few months of attempting the suggested changes for our specific issues.
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½ (29 ratings; 3.7)
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