Up till now, I've been getting K to nap anyway, anyhow, anywhere I can. But even my time-tested tricks are not always working these days. I've looked into these 3 types of non-CIO nap-training methods. Not sure which one to start trying?

- Sears' The Baby Sleep Book
- The No-Cry Sleep Solution
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

The last one seems to be a good middle ground, but I wanted to get more practical input. I don't remember the last time I've finished a book!

A little background on K's sleep style. She FIGHTS naps. She just wants to be a social bee, looking, chatting, etc. She will sometimes fall asleep quietly on her own, nursing, in the swing, or carrier. She has never, not once, fallen asleep crying or "fussing for a few minutes", which is why I don't believe CIO would work on her. Her cries escalate and get worse and worse and hard to calm down. I think a record was 1 hour and 40 min. on a car ride. She also does not calm down if I just come and pat her or shush her while she's in the crib crying. It just makes things worse. She doesn't fall asleep rocking either.

Also, I don't like to be stuck at home all the time. If you nap-train, are you basically locked-in to your nap routines at home in the crib everyday? How does your LO nap when you are traveling or out of the home?

Her night-time sleep routine has been great for months and she goes down pretty easily, FWIW.