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    What age is this for? The only things that belong in a cot are a fitted sheet and a flat sheet, with the baby in a wrap and the flat sheet down the end so feet are at the end of the cot. That sounds really negative. The times my little girl has been vomiting are the times she needs more cuddles and comfort. How does that enforce a routine? We have a routine enforced by a quiet, struggle-free pattern where everything is calm and quiet. Of course, as mentioned, I had quite an easy baby, where others have not. But I've never heard of a baby being able to vomit or poo like that, or anyone at any age really being able to make themself except with an eating disorder sticking fingers down their throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't know anyone that follows the Houdini strap thing. Agree there, point proven, let's move on.

    Um... Sorry Ma'am, Yes Ma'am. Won't do it again Ma'am...

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    In response to the op, I've read it. I hated all of it. Except for the last page which I think it blank.

    We implemented a bedtime routine but not because of SOS.
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    Yes, I think people get so upset about this book simply because a lot of first time parents who are feeling pretty apprehensive about looking after a baby fullstop can read tripe like what has been posted above (thanks Big Red V) and think it is actually correct, and then put their babies through absolutely awful routines based on behaviour babies simply don't have the capability to comprehend, let alone orchestrate!!

    It's not only tripe, it's potentially dangerous tripe. Thank goodness I'd already had a child when I read it, and pretty much knew the contents, and read it from curiosity, didn't stop my jaw dropping though...

    I've read it. I hated all of it.
    Except for the last page which I think is blank.
    Brilliant post!
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    I haven't read it, but just wanted to say that I really object to teaching parents to distrust their children.
    My mum doesn't trust me and it damaged our relationship. She still does it, not long ago she told me how selfish I am, and how manipulative I was as a kid (I'm not, and I wasn't ). She told me my DD was manipulating us into getting out of bed by crying and it's ok to ignore her. My DD sleeps 12 hours a night and goes down for her naps with absolutely no fuss because she knows we're right near by if she needs us (I pointed that out and she laughed it off).
    There is a lot of love between us, but that distrust still hurts
    If people are leaving that type of thing out of the advice they take from the book, and just use the routines as a guide then I don't see the harm if it works for them



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    This might stir up some controversy to th lovers but one of the mothers at my mums group knows th personally and claimed that she never followed these routines with her own boys and apparently they are out of control, i found it very amusing if this is true... btw i do have the book and read it twice over during pregnancy and when bubs arrived hoping it would help my bub with her sleep, but ive come to realize all babies are different and she is too extreme for my liking

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    What parts do you leave? All of it.
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    I got given this book before I had my baby and I skimmed through it and realised it wasn't for me. I didn't see the bits about vomiting but I find it absolutely disgusting that someone would even suggest a baby would do it on purpose. This thread has inspired me to throw away my copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scatchy View Post
    I got given this book before I had my baby and I skimmed through it and realised it wasn't for me. I didn't see the bits about vomiting but I find it absolutely disgusting that someone would even suggest a baby would do it on purpose. This thread has inspired me to throw away my copy.
    Better yet, burn it.


 
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