Thankfully my baby just boobed at the table and slept in my arms.
Xmas 2013. Oscar is now 3 and Bella 9mths. I have a 3yr &18 mth old. Once again Bella was left to sleep thru a very noisy lunch (which she didn't) Oscar was put to bed halfway thru lunch and missed dessert. Both weren't happy and once again both my kids lost their beds for their naps but then they slept on our bed after lunch.
Yes @VicPark there are idiots out there who follow TH exactly.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
I haven't read SOS so I can't comment. I have read The Gift Of Sleep (which I consider to be CIO). It was during a particularly bad time with DS1, so I was desperate. But it made me feel sick so I didn't follow it at all.
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How was it?!
No, but seriously, you do realise that there are some of us on here who *have* read it properly don't you? I know it's worked really well for you, with the tweaks you've added, but your go to seems to be that anyone that criticises it a) hasn't read it or b) didn't get it.
For those many people out there who you acknowledge may have read it but are for whatever reason implementing it incorrectly in your opinion, don't you think some of the responsibility needs to lie with the book?
If someone said these few bits I get and agree with but these others I don't for XYZ reason, then I would have more respect for their views and be more convinced they has actually read and understood the book. Cherry picking, over-dramatization and name calling is a sign to me that someone is looking at the issue with biased glasses and without really understanding the topic.
So to answer your question there are some things that need to be improved in the book however I think most changes would fall on deaf ears as the naysayers have already made their minds up.
Incase anyone is interested my fully breastfed 8 week old slept from 7:30pm - 6:45am with a dreamfeed at 10.30. He has cried a bit this morning but only because I was late putting him down (toddler.... Need I say more). And he hasn't gone hungry and I haven't left him to cry hysterically.
I will try not to get too cocky incase it all goes tits up!
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Those that follow it can I ask as an adult to you have some water beside your bedside at night, do you drink it, exact same time? Do you wake up and fall asleep ( fall not go to bed) exact same time each night? Do you eat at the exact same time? What happens if your hungry or thirsty in between those times? Do you reach for a glass of water or have a snack?
I guarantee NONE of you follow such strict routines as adults, so why implement such cruelty onto an innocent who's only way to tell you they are thirsty is to cry.
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