Hi op. In sorry you're ending up more confused. I think you've just walked unwittingly into a topic that tends to get quite heated no matter what the original question was.
For us and our dd it worked really well. I can't remember if I read it whilst pregnant or when dd was very young but at about 6 weeks she seemed to be falling into a routine so I used sos to guide times etc. I also felt like I had no idea going in having not had much experience with babies and a lot of what was in the book seemed to make sense. But I should add that my dd never had much trouble getting to sleep. So long as she was fed and swaddled she just drifted off in her bassinet. So I think if you have an unsettled bub, or colic or reflux or anything like that it would probably be a different story. I'm currently pregnant and will aim to guide bub into routines around the 6-8 week mark if it feels right, but who knows what this bub will be like! Good luck. I hope this doesn't put you off posting for advice.
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ETA: perhaps there should be a pro-SOS support section as it seems to be the most discussed sleep training book on the hub.
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To me a kid that Vomits or poops their pants to gain attention obviously needs more attention for positive reasons. And it's a tragedy theyve reached that stage.
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You're a good person I know that I'm not saying you aren't, but the example you chose was in poor taste.
I was simply trying to point out the lengths people will go to prove their point that SOS and it's followers are evil. It's never - it's not for me, I don't like crying and I'm a bit worried about the bedding guides over heating babies, there's always other digs happening.
Again I have the book, I've read it, but I've never used it, but I feel bad for people who do/have used it to read all the low blows.
Sorry OP, perhaps this can be moved elsewhere so you can get some help using SOS, please disregard our arguing.
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07-04-2015 14:34 #130
I also read SOS, Babywise, and a few other baby books while pregnant and was convinced I was going to do my parenting a certain way. I've done a lot of parent courses. I had close friends swear by SOS and others who swore by other methods.
Unfortunately my DD did not read the books. She is 8 mths and I am yet to find the elusive 'drowsy but awake state' to put her down in the cot. I have patted and shushed until the cows come home. Actually I still pat and shush but it's more for my benefit, it puts me to sleep within 15mins.
I was stressing myself out trying to get her to go to sleep in her cot. It was traumatic for both of us. As soon as I let go of my preconceived ideas and listened to her we are both much more relaxed and I am enjoying motherhood a thousand times better.
I think it's great to have a plan but if it's not working don't put pressure on yourself or think it's your failure. Despite what some say all baby's are different and respond to different techniques.
This article sums it up best from my perspective.
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