Elizabeth Pantley's insights and practical strategies have helped countless parents around the world. Her ideas are easy to adopt in your home because they are based on common sense, science and the wisdom of experience. She deserves our thanks for providing reassurance and everyday advice and for helping us to become more effective as parents. She inspires us to build homes filled with warmth, love, kindness and respect.~ Tim Seldin
President, the Montessori Foundation; Chair, The International Montessori Council,
and author of How To Raise An Amazing Child
From the Author
I thought I knew everything there was to know about naps, since I've written two other books about children and sleep, but I was shocked and amazed at the new information I discovered while writing this book. I set out on this venture knowing that parents struggle getting their children to nap. Everyone knows that children need naps, but the biological reasons behind this will convince you, without a doubt, that you should do everything you can to provide your baby or young child with daily nap time. It is common knowledge that when a child misses a nap he gets cranky, but you will be intrigued to learn the actual reasons why this happens.
Naps take only a few hours of time, but naps - or lack of naps - shape all twenty-four
hours of your child's day. Naps influence his mood, behavior, health, and even brain development. An appropriate nap schedule is a vital component for your child's healthy, happy life. When you consider all of this, you'll also understand that your child's naps - or lack of naps - can affect all 24 hours of your
day, as well as your child's.
This book will provide you with information about napping and an assortment of solutions that you can pick from to solve all your child's napping problems.