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    Default sleep school and getting a 6 month old off his dummy and into a good routine.

    i'm curious about peoples experiences in sleep schools and how they helped as i'ave heard it can change peoples lives but some are very demaqndinga nd some leave babies to cry.

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    It would depend on where you are or which sleep school you intend to use.
    Is it for you?
    Best way would be to call them and chat to them

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    I’ve been to Ngala in WA when bub was about 8 or 9 months. Sleep issues started around 6 months. Ngala were amazing...it totally transformed my son’s sleeping and our understanding on how to respond to his cries.

    Yes there was crying during our stay but I wouldn’t describe it as crying it out. If he was showing signs of trying to settle himself (putting dummy in, looking for comforter or laying down) we didn’t go in, if he was very upset, we’d go in. We had a nurse assigned to us 24/7 so we were very supported.

    I tried getting rid of the dummy around 7 months but it was actually Ngala who encouraged us to let him keep it so that he could use it to comfort himself. He only has dummy for sleeping.

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    Most sleep/settling ‘schools’ actually encourage dummies as theyre great for self settling.

    They can be a pain when bub cant put them back in themselves yet.

    I used an air-wrap on the cot and used to chuck in a half dozen dummies sounds funny but worked for us

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    Thank you. that sounds very similar to our situation and to the enquiries we ve made at places that use gentler methods but still might have some crying
    thank you


 

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