I am in day 5 or 6 of the Sleep Right Sleep Tight methods and I am now seeing really significant improvements. For the first three nights when I put him in his cot he yelled for up to an hour and a half. Now, that is yelling with me right next to him, quietly patting him, and after every fifteen minutes yelling we take a break, get up, have cuddles, relax, then go back to cot firmly and consistently. On day 4 I put him in his cot and he lay there awake and chatting to his mobile totally calmly for ten minutes and then went to sleep on his own; this night I put him in his cot and he chatted for almost an hour, cheerfully, then went to sleep on his own again. I checked him quietly every ten minutes. No crying, no screaming, just cheery quiet chatting alone.
As the book says you have good days and bad days but the goal is the same - you want your baby to be put to bed when he shows tired signs, and then settle himself to sleep, and gradually you see steps towards this goal.
They point out that when crying, babies have a 'peak point' where they sound really upset, but if you hang in there, they tend to drop off soon after that. Even on those first few nights, he was still crying less overall than he was when he was always tired. Really, get yourself a pair of industrial headphones, like blokes wear for chainsawing or whatever, and push through. I'm promising you it works, and quicker than you'd think.
I read and implemented Your Sleepless Baby about 4 weeks ago and found it made a huge difference. I'd highly recommend it. I got the ebook version on Amazon. Best $5 I ever spent .
Last edited by gizmo; 24-01-2013 at 09:39.
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