There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby “cry it out,” or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don’t believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented by Elizabeth Pantley. Based on her research, Pantley’s guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night’s sleep–all with no crying. Tips include: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the night; Determine–and work with–baby’s biological sleep rhythms; Create a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the night; and Use the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottle feeding, or using a pacifier.