**** Formerly Snoflakes4eva****
273 pages?!?!? who has time for that??
I read it, but it didn't work for my first. We ended up going with The Sleep Whisperer with DD1, and used it with the others as well. That said, I know that it works well for others...just not my crazy firstborn.
So I've been working on this method since last Thursday (oct 13) but I don't know if it's working. I feel like it's waking her up more. When I gently pull off the nipple and put her down in her crib, she wakes up again and wants to be held/rocked to go back to sleep. She was up from 12 to 1 am and 3:45 to 5:30 last night.i don't know if it's the method or if there's something bothering my LO.
I've stuck through the 'No Cry Sleep Solution' for the past ten days and just wanted to give an update. I don't know why it's called 'No Cry' since there were lots of tears involved! Anyhow, I needed to do something since DS has been waking up 4 or 5 times per night for two weeks and I can't always be bouncing and nursing him until he's fast asleep and then transfer him to the crib. Many of my mom friends also stressed that I better sleep train now that he's six months because it's going to be more of a struggle as he gets older. I wanted to try some gentler methods and the underlying message for 'No Cry Sleep Solution' is that you can comfort your baby however way you want but they've got to be in the crib awake. The first three days I only did 'drowsy but awake' for the night wakings. I nursed him and then put him in the crib. Of course DS protested so I would have to pick him up, soothe him the usual way and place him in the crib when he was calm. This was bloody exhausting! I also thought it was counterproductive to bounce until calm and then put him in the crib; I didn't want bouncing to be an option. From day 4 I did the pick up put down method from the baby whisperer. I also began drowsy and awake for bedtime. This was much more effective because the focus was on teaching DS how to self soothe. From day 5 I did pu/pd for naps too. Here is the ten day overview:Day 1: 21 pu/pd, 5 night wakings Day 2: 25 pu/pd, 4 night wakingsDay 3: 20 pu/pd, 2 night wakingsDay 4: 11 pu/pd, 2 night wakingsDay 5: 6 pu/pd, 2 night wakingsDay 6: 0 pu/pd (!), 2 night wakings Day 7: 5 pu/pd, 2 night wakingsDay 8: 13 pu/pd,2 night wakingsDay 9: 3 pu/pd, 1 night wakingDay 10: 5 pu/pd, 2 night wakingsIt's far from perfect but I'm happy to report that DS can do a much longer stretch of sleep 5+ and he also did his first eight hour stretch on day 9. He can also go into the crib awake and attempt to self soothe. I noticed that the second night waking is usually around 5am so I'm going to adjust his sleeping schedule and put him to bed earlier. Naps are still over the place but we're working on it. He is very hard to read because he always seem to be cheerful even if he's dog tired.Pu/pd (Baby Whisperer version) is working for us but it takes patience, commitment and earplugs. I will continue to work through the 6 phases in NCSS until DS is able to put himself to sleep with no intervention from me. Fingers crossed!