The No Cry Sleep Solution

The “No Cry Sleep Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley is overall a fairly reasonable book. It is long and tedious like the Weissbluth book and presents a little more respectful way of helping your child learn to sleep. It completely rejects the “cry it out” methods, which is more respectful but not always reasonable for every family. In many passages in this book, the author expects too little from the child. While it is good to not set unreasonably high expectations, it is also necessary to set limits that support both you and your child to get a restful night’s sleep. The book is generally well written and, other than length is easy to read and reference. I would recommend  following your instincts and listening to your child, but if you are consuming many sleep books trying to find your way, this isn’t the worst choice out there.