Endorsements and Reviews

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns

“Yet again, Elizabeth Pantley spins her baby magic! She continues to tower above her competitors by showing us, more than anything, her uncanny ability to hone in on what babies really need, and how best to give it to them. Stressing with sensitivity the uniqueness of different mother-baby pairs, she still manages to teach us how to take advantage of our own infant’s innate capacities to sleep, but while doing so, reminds us to be open to the messages our babies whisper to us.”

James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
Edmund P.Joyce C.S.C. Chaired Professor of Anthropology
Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Department of Anthropology
University of Notre Dame
www.cosleeping.nd.edu (website)

 


 

It was a genuine pleasure to read such a well-presented, honest and evidence-based book that will be of immense value to many parents and children.

As a paediatrician who has spent the past 30 years trying to understand both normal sleep in infants and children and problems that can arise during such sleep, I was heartened to read this book, which builds effectively on what we know about infant sleep and development.

This is a complex area, and it is commonly difficult to separate opinion from evidence-based observations. The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns manages to make these distinctions very clearly, and provides sensitive and compassionate ideas of what does or might work, together with clear descriptions of the reality of caring for a young infant.

Recognizing the important information in scientific studies of infant sleep, this is the first book I have seen that translated many of these insights into a usable form for parents. Further, Pantley recognizes that everyone is different, and thus a range of options is more valuable that a single – “one size fits all” approach.

I will be pleased to commend this book to parents as a very valuable contribution to their bookshelf.

Professor Peter Fleming CBE
Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology,
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health,
School of Social and Community Medicine,
University of Bristol.
Consultant Paediatrician,
University Hospitals Bristol

 


 

“Expectant and new parents, take heed!  This is the one sleep book you need to read before your little one arrives, or immediately after birth. It will set a pattern not only for better sleep, but also for a healthy, nurturing relationship with your children for a lifetime to come.”

Nancy Peplinsky, Ph.D.
Founder, Holistic Moms Network

 


 

“Babies’ secure attachment to their mothers is the foundation of lifelong health. And responsive care is what leads to a secure attachment. Unfortunately, various “experts” continue to tell mothers to not respond to their babies, especially at night. The cry-it-out method is highly stressful for both mothers and babies, potentially harms their relationship and the security of the attachment, and is completely unnecessary.

When mothers ask about sleep training, I’m happy that I can recommend an alternative: a book that allows mothers and babies to get the sleep they need without resorting to cry-it-out.  Thank you, Elizabeth Pantley, for the No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns. It’s just what we need.”

 

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
Author, The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep
Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Editor-in-Chief, Psychological Trauma
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Lactation

 


 

“As a general pediatrician in practice for 35 years, I found “The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns” a very welcome addition to the “No-Cry Solution” series. Ever since I discovered her first book, Pantley’s advice has been my “go-to” for parents who struggle with sleep, discipline and eating issues.

With her latest book, Ms. Pantley provides parents of newborns with a game plan to establishing healthy routines to try to prevent problems. She avoids the dramatic and traumatic changes to routines that often keep parents from trying to solve problems and in fact, make things worse.  The bonus is that, this advice might prevent a number of other issues. The results are that you have happier, more flexible infants and, yes, happier, calmer parents who can actually enjoy their new babies.

I am seriously thinking about providing this book to all new parents.”

Edward D Lewis, MD, FAAP
Lewis Pediatrics, New York