It wasn't for us, especially at that young age.
We went with the flow until 4 months of age, then with the help of a professional, we set a routine and got help with sleep issues.
Within 4 days, he (and us!) were sleeping 10 hours a night (unless he was sick or teething).
Best $200 for professional we help we ever spent.
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29-12-2012 17:22 #11
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29-12-2012 17:32 #12
A friend shared a facebook page called Tizzie Hall Didn't "Save our Sleep" status earlier today..
Anne Thistleton I have had the unfortunate experience of reading Save Our Sleep, though I found it to be a necessary evil in my work as an infant, early years, parenting and family therapist. Many of my clients seek my services to help repair ruptured relationships with their babies, toddlers and young children after having followed the advice presented in Save Our Sleep and other books with similar points of view - though Save Our Sleep is the most widely marketed and reported text. In my experience, parents and their babies, toddlers and young children arrive in my clinic with significant bonding disruption, and often-times, the babies, toddlers and young children I work with will present with avoidant, ambivalnet and disorganised attachment. The most significant, common denominator in all cases I have worked with over the past five years is that prior to being exposed to a more loving, connected, empathic and research based parenting philosophy, all of these parents thought they were doing the right thing by following the advice in Tizzie Hall's Save Our Sleep. In my professional, clincial experience, the content of this book is responsible for the majority of clincial depression, and attachment disorders that I work with on a daily basis. One has to wonder what adverse impact Save Our Sleep is having on infant mental health and family and social relationships, both nationally and globally, if my own therapeutic practice is but one tiny example!
29-12-2012 17:49 #13-
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Save our sleep book
Posts like the above quote distort the whole philosophy of SOS to suit an agenda.
The SOS theory is that if a bub is on a suitable feeding/sleeping routine then there likely won't be the need for other aspects of the book that he naysayers focus on (settling techniques etc). Worst case scenario there might be a few nights of unsettledness while bub learns to settle.
If a parent needs professional help for the damage 'done by SOS' I'd suggest they either weren't following the routines properly and/or did not exercise commonsense when it came to their child (chances are they would have had 'issues' regardless).
Last edited by VicPark; 29-12-2012 at 17:51.
29-12-2012 21:01 #14
Re: Save our sleep book
OP, as you can see already, people either love or hate the book / Tizzie herself. I read the book, tried to implement it, but realised after a few days that it didn't suit my baby and never would have worked on HER. I can see how it would work for some babies, but not others.
What I'm saying is, give the advice a go. You will work out pretty quickly whether fits with your parenting philosophy and if it will work with your bub. If you decide it's not for you or isn't working, then try another method / advice.
29-12-2012 21:14 #15
Re: Save our sleep book
i loosely followed the feed sleep play routine times i didnt start to after 8 weeks and i stil demand feed at night i did this with my second dd but would have loved to have the routine schedule to follow i feel it gave me something to work around and gave my day some structure good luck
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29-12-2012 21:32 #16
My sister has used it now on two babies (her youngest is 6.5 months) and has two perfect sleepers (her first is nearly 3). Both her kids sleep without a peep from 7pm to 7am.
I never read the book, wasn't really interested. I waited until DD (baby #2) was 12 months before working on getting her sleeping through. I tried the no cry solutions first but they were hopeless. There were a few tears involved with her, but she responded really well and within a couple of days was self settling and night weaned so I'm happy. It was tough in the first year, but I'm glad I waited.
29-12-2012 21:34 #17Senior Member
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Read it...wasn't for me personally, found it too strict..preferred to let bub dictate and feeding at night seems normal to me for little babies unless they naturally sleep thru on thier own. Did seek help from a private nurse consultant and used that when we needed to address a settling issue.
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