I dont agree with what they did but i also dont like how this thread has panned out, we wonder why people dont ask for help people dont admit there mistakes BH is a perfect example as to why not because people are straight away out with the knifes, This couple know they could of handled things better, they know they did the wrong thing they feel bad they are embarrsed butthey have been honest, does it make it ok? no i dont think so but does it mean a bunch of keyboard warriors have the right to rip them to shreds??
Are you perfect ? have you ever made a bad parenting decision ? have you ever yelled at breaking point ?
If yes then arent you glad no one tore you apart over it. if you havent well then you are perfect.
Many year ago when my daughter was a baby about 2 years old at the time, she was very unwell we was in and out of hospital ( like every other year) she was in pain all the time because of her stomach, anyone this one night i had not slept a wink for 3 nights not even put my head on the pillow DD was getting worse but we was trying to perservere with the set up we had with her tubes, anyway she screamed and screamed and screamed this night screamed the point i couldnt take it any more, I put her in her cot while she SCREAMED like you would not beleive, I had to get out of there for a minute i literally was a breaking point ( and YES i mean literally ) i walked out of her room and i shut the door i was broken i was in tears i walked outto the kitchen next to her room on the way a spewed in the toilet i was that wound up, i walked into the kitchen i splashed my face with water to cook me down, i turned around and i punch the tiled wall in my bathroom, i punched it hard and broke my knuckle, It swelled instantly i took some pain killers had a glass of cold water and went back into DD i picked her up out of her cot she was still sobbing and i sat on the floor with her and we both cried out eyes out. To this day i felt guilty for walking out of that room and breaking her heart for leaving her for about 5 minutes but i needed to do that I literally could not take any more at that point.
We had done the co sleeping thing but she had too many wires and we was getting to tangled and DH was getting no sleep either, we have also done the side cart thing the me sleeping in her room withher, now at 6 years nine months she is in her own room with a king size single hospital cot and i have a lounge chair in there which i sleep on often but now i do get to come to my bed more often than i used to
Parenting can be hard, we cant all be perfect its that we learn from our mistakes that is important, For me what i learnt about my breaking point was to NOT ever got 3 days with otu any sleep no matter what if things are that bad she has to be in hospital, i can NOT do it, As long as i get my one hour of consectuative sleep in a night im happy if not i am cranky but not at breaking point i just makes surei i get my 20 minutes here 10 minutes there, i sleepin her cot many nights lol but i did learn that no one can cope on no sleep for 3 days and still look after a baby