And I totally agree. 2 horrible sleepers and 1 good one here. DS3 is a dream baby compared to my first 2 and I barely put him down for the first 4 months of his life.
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I'm not trying to be argumentative, I'm just putting out there that you are making a correlation between good sleeping and SOS. Maybe he's just an easy going bub?
Cheers btw I'm having a red myself lol
ok, your first point - yes they are two 'possible reasons' a baby won't self settle. I listed 4. These as I said are not the ONLY 4 reasons a baby will cry and not grizzle and hence won't self settle, they were simply the first 4 that popped into my head at the time from the book.
Also the point was, the leave bub to grizzle and make a cup of tea part may sound harsh or cruel if you were to just put bub down without following her 'principles' of which I listed 4. I was trying to indicate to the OP it's not as cruel as people are making out to be, there's no cruelty if the rest is followed (either fully or with tweaks to suit that baby or family.
Your second point - yes, absolutely, it's most definitely possible it doesn't work on all babies - I NEVER said it would work on every baby - in fact that is the argument I always fall back on when giving opinions on sleep and settling, everyone must do what works for their baby, themselves and their families. A point I try to make too is just because a person doesn't agree with SOS, doesn't mean the OP shouldn't use it.
point three - yes that has been said and I agree, it's because people know that the advice given in ALL baby books won't work if followed to the tee by all and sundry. Yes it does for some, no it doesn't for others. What's wrong with tweaking things?
And point 4, yes as above.
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