The No Cry Sleep Solution
Author: Heidi Holvoet, PhD
The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley offers a
gentle approach to help your baby sleep through the night.
and the use of sleep logs
help parents guide their baby. Rocking and feeding to sleep, without
the need for crying, allow you to help
your baby with self-soothing and sleeping alone.
Elizabeth Pantley, parent educator, first
published her ideas in the
book The No-Cry Sleep
Solution - Gentle Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep Through The Night.
Other books like The No
Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers, The
Nap Solution and The Potty
Training Solution followed.
aims at consistent and
long term results
rather than a quick fix.
That is one of the approaches in child education I personally
Many parents enjoy reading these books as they support them in their
personal ways of how they instinctively approach their children. The no
cry sleep book gives them a workbook to hang on to and to refer to.
You can start with the no cry sleep solution from newborn sleeping onwards.
Different tips will apply at different times and you can refer to them
from time to time as your baby grows and may have different sleeping
More flexible than die-hard attachment parenting, parents of any
conviction may find useful ideas in Elizabeth's books. You have to set
to work though and be prepared to follow the approach diligently.
What I like personally in Elizabeth's books is the way she explains
things: the basics of good sleep are presented through options and
systems with clarity and in a pleasant way. The logs help you get
actively involved, both in understanding your baby's sleep and in why
and how to work to improve things.
I recommend that you read the book really well before getting started
so you know what to expect. "Doing" the no-cry sleep solution does
require "work" from your part - as with any successful parenting task
by the way - but also that you agree fully with the proposed techniques.
On average parents who patiently stick with the approach are mostly happy and say to have learned a great deal from the books.
Based on the standard basics of good sleep, Elizabeth's approach is similar in some ways to the personalized approach you
find on this site, though many report to find the latter more doable in real-life.