There was a little bit of crying. Probably about 15 minutes each night. It was non emotional "wah wah .... Pause.. Wah... Pause.... Wah wah ... Pause." Once I stared listening to bubs cries and watching from a secret viewpoint (through the door) it was obvious bub was trying to self settle. If I went in bub would rouse more.
If bub was going off his nut doing an emotional cry/vomiting etc no way I would have let that happen.
So in hindsight it wasn't really painfull but at the time it felt a little different. Anway two nights of that was well worth years of sleeping though the night and going to bed without having to be pat/rocked/fed etc.
To be honest I find the prep leading up to bed time to be just as important (if not moreso) that what happens when you put bub to bed. Reduce the stimulation! Feed bub up good but not to sleep! And routine!!
Thanks VP. She's 4.5 mths old. Good advice.
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