We've become a society that expects instant answers for all our parenting woes. Often the reality is that these solutions provide relief to parents, but aren't beneficial to our children.
Pantley's book No Cry Nap Solution starts with the premise that there are no easy, painless answers to the complex problems surrounding babies, toddlers and nap time. Instead she helps us to assess our unique nap situation and offers a variety of techniques that may or may not work for each child. It is an attempt to find gentle ways to help our children nap, but doesn't pretend to offer any magic solutions.
It still took a LONG time to get my son in a good nap routine, but I can confidently say all the techniques we tried were both gentle for him and realistic for us as parents. And we did get there. In the end.
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