CC failed here too-
DS1 ended throwing himself out of his cot and nearly beating us to the door every time he got put in the cot.
He ended up sleeping in the spare room, not wanting a bar of his room.
DS2 is a *perfect* sleeper. I'm not sure if it is because he is a completely different temperament, or we did things 'better' from the start (hindsight is a beautiful thing lol). But Im not sure DS1 would've been a 'good' sleeper even if we hadnt tried CC.
It just took time, and when we could use reason and logic and know he understood it was better for everyone.
IMO, children need what they need- if that is an 'unreasonable' need i.e being rocked to sleep, constant attention during the night- then it's then what the mum needs- if she can continue on then I think being made to feel bad about that decision needs to be wiped from the equation. Its her choice- sometimes it's much more distressing listening to ur child get that upset they throw up than being sleep deprived... Mind you that's not what I was thinking at 3am about 4 years ago, sitting on the kitchen floor crying lol
Hugs to all the tired mummies!!!!!