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  • #16
    Originally posted by MrsSS View Post
    Can it be used for a 13mth old? We haven't slept through yet
    It sure can Just be mindful they are more vocal and mobile as they get older so can take a bit more crying and resistance but it's definitely not too late 👍

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ngaiz View Post
      I'm still struggling with a 2yr old and another due in 7 weeks. I think I left it too late. I'm seriously considering taking a more assertive approach this time.
      I was tougher on my second. I left it way too late with DS and he didn't sleep through reliably until he was 4-5. He's 9 now and of course sleeps through but there was no way I was repeating that with DD. I'm fairly convinced that there's an ideal 'window of opportunity' with sleep training. Not to say that it's impossible, but I think it's definitely harder as they get older. The longer it's left the longer you have to wait, it would seem.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mmumm
        It's bloody hard but good on you. We did it once no 2 came along and I'm sure I cried more than he did. I was sobbing outside his room but it was best for us all. Sleep deprivation is torture but a functioning family is soooo worth it xxx
        It's great that so many have had success with this, shame though most people hide it through fear of being criticised.

        DS learnt to self settle with no crying originally (at around 10/11 months) but would still wake once or twice for feeds. Then he got sick and forgot how to self settle. After a month of hands on settling (rubbing his back and humming until he was asleep), I had had enough and no longer wanted to feed in the night. So we left him to cry for a few nights (didn't cry for any longer than 10 minutes each night), then once he again learnt to self settle, we night weaned (but offered cuddles the first night when he woke) and then the second and third night he only woke once and we settled him in his cot. Then.... Voila! He was self settling and sleeping through.

        Too bad DD then decided just a month later to wake in the night and need help going to sleep. I got fed up with that too after a couple of months. She now goes to sleep on her own after a couple of nights of very strong protests. Fair enough she falls asleep on the floor in her doorway, but I put her back into bed an hour or so later and she's again sleeping through.

        It's nice to know that in the morning they're still smiling at you and happy. You always feel like you're damaging them, but you know that you're giving them enough love and attention in the day that they know we still love them.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
          [MENTION=84519]MrsSS[/MENTION], my miss 14 months is on her way to sleeping through. I've started patting her mattress and she's waking less and nit needing me.
          I have been patting the mattress too, hope your little miss sleeps through soon!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
            I did CC with my DD at 12 months She was sleeping through after 3 nights. It was a lifesaver! She's 4.5 now and apart from when she's been sick she has been a perfect sleeper ever since. She's awesome.
            Oh really? That gives me hope! Thank you!!!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by A-Squared View Post
              It's great that so many have had success with this, shame though most people hide it through fear of being criticised.
              I have never cared what anyone here thinks about my choice to CC. I knew it was right for me and DD and I have no regrets.

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              • #22
                Good on you lms. 3 nights of crying for a hopefully near-eternity of sleeping bliss and happy mumma.

                Benefit > cost.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by A-Squared View Post
                  It's nice to know that in the morning they're still smiling at you and happy. You always feel like you're damaging them, but you know that you're giving them enough love and attention in the day that they know we still love them.
                  I think you would be damaging the kids more if you let the interrupted sleep/sleep deprivation/stressed mumma scenario continue

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by VicPark View Post
                    I think you would be damaging the kids more if you let the interrupted sleep/sleep deprivation/stressed mumma scenario continue
                    Totally agree with this and it's one of the arguments I use when I'm faced with the viewpoint that I'm potentially causing longterm physiological damage to my child by letting him cry.

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                    • #25
                      I have a thread on here. Sorry...rambling about my story first and will get to suggestion.

                      DS is a terrible sleeper. Nap is a nightmare. He "evolves" on that. I sent him to sleep school at 10w. Unfortunately, after 2w of sleep training (pat and Shoosh), we gave up. He was a much happier baby to sleep elsewhere other than his cot. Or put down when super tired (fussed less). He was sleeping in his bouncer for weeks with pat and Shoosh. At some point, he was ok to nap in his cot. Sometime self settle, sometime just didn't want to nap despite tired. I stopped forcing him to nap if he refused.

                      The night sleep was going ok since 9w until we hit 4 months old. Ok means a long stretch the first half and then frequent waking after 4am.

                      Teething, rolling....but that isn't it. Now, He wants dummy. We woke up many times at night wanting us to put it back in. Exhausted. We only feed once if he won't go back to sleep (after midnight only). Some nights he doesn't need a feed. It is inconsistent at this point. We tried to teach him putting it back but he can't put it back in the right way just yet. The only time he slept through (no interruption) was when he was very sick. Sigh. Our wishful thinking is that he would improve like his nap pattern. Well, I guess it is unlikely because it is getting worse.

                      We wanted to send him back to sleep school but weren't ready because he struggles with colic etc issues. I think we have found a suitable formula for his colic. Now, we will wait due to traveling with jetlag. Feel like forever......

                      My question : how do u make CC successful with problems such as teething, mastering new skill etc happening at the same time?

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                      • #26
                        Ps: DS has no trouble falling asleep by himself in the evening. Just not falling back to sleep afterward.

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                        • #27
                          There will always be something. Another development milestone, another tooth etc.

                          My son didn't sleep through the night until he was about 12 months but I did sleep training at about 5 months. After that, If he woke up, I'd address the issue (hunger, pain) then could just put him down and he'd put himself to sleep, which was bliss. No rocking, patting, shushing etc.

                          I used one of ferber's methods (very similar to what LMS used) to train my son to sleep. It took about 3 days. It was hard... But so so so worth it. He sleeps like a boss, is thriving like nobody's business and still loves me to the moon and back.

                          I'm very conscious with my daughter now to try avoid habits that we need to eventually break, although we all do what we need to do to get through.


                          You'll see your son will start putting his own dummy back in his mouth very soon, when he does, throw in a few extra in the cot for good measure!

                          Bbhope, pm me if you want more info on ferber's method. X

                          LMS - go you! Welcome back to society as a rested functioning human being!

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                          • #28
                            Thank you LMS I will get the book and read up on the technique. Is your little girl wrapped or unwrapped to sleep? Thanks xx

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                            • #29
                              SLEEP finally

                              Originally posted by MrsIsMe View Post
                              Thank you LMS I will get the book and read up on the technique. Is your little girl wrapped or unwrapped to sleep? Thanks xx
                              [MENTION=127859]MrsIsMe[/MENTION] I actually have a spare copy of the book, (I just went on the hunt for it and found it)
                              if you pm your details I will post it out to you

                              ps Unwrapped- in a sleeping bag. They advise to stop swaddling/wrapping and also get rid of the dummy at the same time.
                              Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 03-04-2016, 10:59.

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                              • #30
                                You are so lucky LMS - you must feel like a new woman!!!! I'm still struggling along with dS2. I'm tempted to try your method, but DS2 is not unsettled during the night. He just wakes multiple times - he is easy to resettle. I don't know. Think I'll wait until 6 months and then give it a go, just don't think I am ready yet.

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