View Full Version : Anyone been to the Ellen Barron sleep clinic, brisbanr
Hi everyone ,
I've been offered a spot at the ellen Barron sleep school for my 7 mth old twins, one of whom seems to b alittle allergic to sleep! I'm in 2 minds about the clinic, mainly around the use of responsive settling.... The effectiveness, whether I have the stamina to b consistent when we get home, & if it really is just controlled crying, just re-labelled????
I've been co-sleeping alot lately because it works & it's easy, but not sure if this is what I want to do long-term (don't really have a problem with it now).
Would love to hear from others who have been, what was ur experience, did it work, how much change occurred in ur LOs sleep within the week????
Thanks in advance!
I personally have not been but I did look into it. I asked lots of questions on many forums and spoke to a few ladies who had been. I decided against going because I was really uncomfortable about the control crying method (which is what they do). A few ladies said that it helped and that they are coping a lot better now however many said that it was extremely stressful and they did not cope with it. I have also been told that long term it did not help. Obviously having twins would be very different and maybe it is what you need if you are finding it difficult to cope. I think that if co-sleeping is working then go with it. As the bubs get older they will settle more and I am sure you won't be co-sleeping for a long time. Best of luck :fingerscrossed:
we went when DD was around 5.5 months - she'd never slept for more that 40 minutes at a time around the clock and DH & I were at absolute breaking point physically and emotionally. She took hours at a time to resettle and was only sleeping for a total of 8 or so hours a day. We felt we had exhausted all other avenues (we had tried everything from co-sleeping, rocking/patting/feeding to sleep, car trips, various brauers lotions and potions, massage, chiro, elimination diets (for me for the breastmilk) etc etc) with no success.
For us it worked wonders. TBH - Yes there was some crying involved. I never let her cry for more than a few minutes and would always go in an resettle her if she sounded really distressed. They helped us get rid of the wrap and dummy which I think were really contributing to her poor sleep - and I would not have had the confidence to do this on my own at home.
If co-sleeping is working for you at the moment, would you consider waiting and getting another referral in the future if you think you still need it?
HTH - PM me if you want to know more about our experience. One tip - if you DO go - bring your own pillow - their SUCK! ;)
Yes I went when lo was 4 months old. So the control crying wasn't an issue in one so young. It was truly life changing for all of us and I cannot recommend it more. The staff were so nice, helpful and caring and they were truly the first people to listen to me.
Ultimately they are your children and no one can stand over you and force you to do control crying. Honestly what have you got to lose? It doesn't cost anything.
If you have the time, I would go. If you change one thing that makes your life easier surely it's worth it???
Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm still in 2 minds, so I think I will hold off for a while.....when in doubt, don't.
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