Personally I found it a bit too rigid for my dd, she needed more boob and never did those 2 hour sleeps like she was meant to so stuffed the whole routine up as she was so overtired by the time I was suppose to put her down again. It was an ok reference book though as a general guide of how many naps, when I should be putting her down etc. It worked great for a girlfriend though.
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29-09-2015 19:24 #11
Save our sleep
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29-09-2015 19:29 #12
We are both first time parents but have 16 nieces and nephews so have a fair bit of experience lol
Unfortunately most of my family done demand stuff. None of them work other then being a SAHM ( which honestly I have so much respect for cause I don't think I can do it)
I need an idea I guess to get started. I wasn't sure if this was a book to get an idea or not or what to do exactly lol.
Real newbie here
29-09-2015 19:31 #13
29-09-2015 19:34 #14
I would maybe get several different books then and take the parts that work for you.
29-09-2015 19:45 #15
29-09-2015 19:51 #16
The no cry sleep solution by Elizabeth pantly is a good one
29-09-2015 19:51 #17
I don't think it's really the SOS routine that people cringe at, it's more her techniques. I definitely suggest reading a few books. It's great to get an idea of what to expect and how much sleep they need but I think many of us have surprised ourselves in the sense that we are completely different parents compared to what we imagined. I was a night nanny so thought I was going to use Gina Ford (similar to SOS) and ended up being the completely opposite type of parent. I still followed a routine and used books as a reference but I found many caused me a lot more stress and anxiety than necessary and I wish I would have just followed my instincts a lot more. So many people on here told me that but I didn't listen, I was so stuck on what books told me should be happening and I wished I'd just followed DS' cues much more.
Jo Ryan's Babybliss is great for an idea of a sleep routine and really gentle and breastfeeding friendly. The biggest thing I found helpful was her saying how long a baby can last awake at each age and you put them back to sleep based on that as an overtired baby is harder to settle.
Good luck! It's a minefield of different info and parenting techniques out there!
29-09-2015 19:53 #18
29-09-2015 19:55 #19
Save our sleep
These are the books I referred to a lot in the early months but others might suggest something else.
Baby love by robin barker is a great book for newbies- covers everything, not just sleep. Really reassuring.
The-Happiest-Baby-Guide-to-Great-Sleep-Book by harvey karp. Great tips on swaddling, crying, feeding and sleeping plus dealing with behaviours.
The one book that I found completely useless was a pinky McKay one- I know there are a lot of fans out there but I found it was 200 pages of waffle with no help or guide it's just telling you it's ok to have a crap sleeper.
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29-09-2015 20:12 #20
I wish I'd read this from Australian paediatrician Howard Chilton before my son was born: https://www.babydoc.com.au/faq/colic...baby-to-sleep/
Generally I've been pretty happy not having read any parenting books at all and just winging it although I do intend to read Howard Chiltons book at some point.
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