The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems is a book that delves into the reasons for napping and solutions for getting your baby to take rejuvenating naps. To test her methods, Pantley studied more than 200 children across the globe. She's packed the book with sleep facts and charts--all interesting stuff. For baby it offers time to recharge after a busy morning and to process all the day's events and new experiences. According to Pantley, naps aid in brain development and are mood lifters.
But the important question is do her methods work? While I didn't try them myself, I will say her solutions are thoughtful and thorough. If I had a problem sleeper I think I would find comfort in her "Nap Logs" and tips. I especially liked her suggestions for "setting the scene for naptime." She talks about looking for signals that it is time to nap and ways to make the napping experience more comfortable.
If you want to get more out of your nap routine, I think this book is well worth a read. Buy The No-Cry Nap Solution on Amazon $15.99.