The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

by Elizabeth Pantley

Paperback, 2002



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EC Motherhood




McGraw-Hill Education (2002), Edition: 1, 254 pages


Family & Relationships. Nonfiction. HTML: A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleepâ??with no tears There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Pantley's successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley's guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night's sleepâ??all with no crying. Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night Determineâ??and work withâ??baby's biological sleep rhythms Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier… (more)


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254 p.; 5.4 inches

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LibraryThing member justjill
Straight-forward, practical advice on getting your baby to sleep. I like the fact that the author offers advice on how to put together a customized sleep plan based on your particular situation as opposed to a strict, one-size fits all method.
LibraryThing member bearette24
I wouldn't say this book is a cure-all, but it offers many helpful tips for improving baby sleep - leaving lights on during naps, but off at night; observing how much stimulation baby gets at night and eliminating TV, for example, if it seems to disrupt sleep; giving a bath before bed; etc. The
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author also points out that the medical definition of sleeping through the night is 5 or 6 hours - "not the eight you may have been hoping for."
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LibraryThing member mamacate
Good information but it wasn't effective for my spirited twins.
LibraryThing member francescadefreitas
This has some good tips on how to help your baby sleep, but the emphasis on teaching baby to go to sleep by him self was not what I was looking for - although it might be exactly what someone else needs.
LibraryThing member lorireed
Does your baby cry every night when you put her to bed? Does she wake up in the middle of the night and cry for you to come hold her? Go to her every time and risk having a spoiled child. Let her "cry it out" and you’ll cry too. What’s a parent to do? The No-Cry Sleep Solution is the answer to
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every parent's sleep problems whether your baby sleeps in a crib or co-sleeps and whether your baby is breast or bottle-fed. Using the many tips provided, you will create a plan based on your baby’s needs. If you’re ready to get a full-night's sleep but don’t have the heart to let your baby cry it out, The No-Cry Sleep Solution is for you.
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LibraryThing member navelos
I found this book inspiring the first time I read through it, but once I sat down to try to implement some of it, it seemed that it was really all the same advice you'd get anywhere (have a sleep schedule, a soothing word, consistency, etc) only better organized. So although I think its a good book
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in theory, it didn't actually help me.
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LibraryThing member julierh
this is a great book. i can't say that i used the approach exactly as she suggests. but i had it in mind as i figured out a solution on my own (basically, i lie next to my baby; at first, i did it until she fell asleep but now i just lie there for a while and she is usually pretty good at
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continuing to drift off on her own.) i know i will refer back to this book from time to time, especially when we transition her from our bed to a bed of her own.
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