VicPark. My favourite topic!
It doesn't hurt because it's not true 😝.
But being a first time mum if I had read that 2 years ago I would be crushed.
You cannot make sweeping (untrue) statements. Every single baby/child is different. Some love being on their own to sleep. Some love cots. Some love beds. Some love to be near mum or dad. Some grizzle and fall asleep. Some scream and do not fall asleep on their own.
If I had followed advice such as SOS for my child I would have a child that would have issues sleeping now. And I would have had a lot less sleep than I had cosleeping.
I would also hate to think my friend who had a child that 'failed' sleep school would read or hear statements like that and feel worse than she did. Even gentle sleep training from the school upset her boy so much he ended up in hospital due to seizures from spiking temps. And then months of being petrifelied of his cot.
So, in conclusion - yes some babies like routine and some forms of training 'may' work for them but it does not work for everyone. Sometimes all kids need is time. And support. And that's ok too.
Last edited by VicPark; 29-01-2016 at 17:09.
Yes they wake early. It's normal for us Queenslanders. Sun is up early. I had to be at daycare at 6.10am so they got into a habit of 5/5.30am wake ups. I wake at 5am even now here in Canberra and head to the gym. Our house is a morning house. Sometimes they woke at 4am. It happens. You vent and get over it.
I am lately a bit stressed as I have PND - and about to be admitted to the Peri natal mental health clinic. I was being treated for AND last year as it was a stressful pregnancy with dh away. Plus then being left alone with 3 kids and one 10 days old. Then having to pack up and move with a 8wk old. BY YOURSELF!!
Tell me VP - would you last 1 week of my life of the past 2 years???
And for your information - I was trying to be supportive and say that waking is normal. We've been thru it and survived.
Way to go VP!
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