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Taiter Tot's Mama *HOAR* TTA since Jul 2010; 81 kids; San Jose, California 31825 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting first_time_mommykrw:
Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting Taiter Tot's Mama [AP]:
Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
10th Nov '09

A friend of mine used the Ferber method. It worked well for her daughter, but it didn't work at all for mine. All children are different. . .



http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-ferber-method-demystified_7755.bc

Monkey Man's Momma 17 kids; Pennsylvania 1495 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting Taiter Tot's Mama [AP]:
TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22967 posts
10th Nov '09

It's hard but you will get thru it. Have you read Dr. Marc Weissbluth Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child? He is the founder of the Sleep Disorders Center at Childrens hosp of Chicago. My LO was a terrible napper/sleeper and we used his method at 7 months. After the first nght i actually looked forward to the following nights as things were going "by the book." He has you look at the entire day of sleep so that the baby is more likely to go to sleep with less resistance. My neighbor gave me the book when she saw i was ready to lose my mind. I highly recommend it.
BTW, we absolutley could not do the routine of checking on her in intervals. She got progressively more upset each time. It was awful and it would have gone on for hours. I am 100% convinced that there was less crying and upset just allowing her to cry. It was 22 mins the first night of the Weissbluth method, 28 mins the second night and 10 the 3rd. From there it was less until finally, not a peep. We all love bedtime now. Hang in there. You are doing the right thing.

Monkey Man's Momma 17 kids; Pennsylvania 1495 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting aberman:
TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22967 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting first_time_mommykrw:
Rad Tech Chick 1 child; Washington 7206 posts
10th Nov '09

Maybe you could pat his back until he falls asleep? That works with Ella, she fusses for a minute and calms down as soon as I'm patting her until she falls asleep which is only a couple minutes. That may make it an easier transition into just leaving him in there. And probably easier on you too. If he is used to being rocked to sleep the crib is a new thing all togther from his view point. Good luck ! :)

McLeary 2 kids; New York 22378 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting Taiter Tot's Mama [AP]:
River and Solara's Mommy 2 kids; New York 1575 posts
10th Nov '09

Poor baby....he/she needs a more patient and loving mother more than you need a baby who sleeps better...

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting LUvMyDoggies:
Krista [+2 BOYS!] 18 kids; Ohio 1468 posts
10th Nov '09

I have personally never tried the whole CIO thing. But, It's only your first night I'm sure it will get better! Maybe try inching into it a little bit instead of just walking out of the room. For the first couple of nights I would put him in his crib, and sit in his room rubbing his head or singing to him until he fell asleep. Then when he/she is used to falling asleep in his crib with out being rocked he wont have to "cry it out"..

"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting first_time_mommykrw:
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting Meg ♥ [Gleek]:
Taiter Tot's Mama *HOAR* TTA since Jul 2010; 81 kids; San Jose, California 31825 posts
10th Nov '09
Quoting McLeary: