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My 9-month-old daughter had never slept more than 4 hours at a time before we read this book. She would wake up several times a night, sometimes every hour! We tried other methods, but they didn't work. Finally, we decided to try a new method, and after pouring over every book in the parenting section of the bookstore, I decided that this one seemed like the one for me. I liked how the authors were very sensitive to parents who, like myself, were resistant to letting babies cry. We were prepared for the worst, and figured that we would have a terrible week ahead of us, maybe longer. The first night, she fell asleep after 30 minutes and only woke up once during the night. The second night, it took her 17 minutes and she never woke up. Last night (the third night), she fell asleep after 7 minutes and slept for 12 hours straight! We were amazed, and refreshed, since we'd gotten the first full-night of sleep that we've had in 9 months! It also works wonders for naps. We are now like a new family, with a happy, rested baby, and parents who are not exhausted all of the time. By the way, I have never written a review of anything before, so for me to be writing this is a REALLY big deal! Try this if you are a desperate parent, it really does work, and FAST! If it works for our baby, it will work for yours.
*** Note: After posting my review, I noticed that several new reviewers refer to this method as "lazy parenting", and seem to be of the opinion that this method is the worst thing for your baby. This may be true for them, but I just have to respond by saying that my baby is much happier now that we have been doing this method for a week- when I put her down at night, she is smiling, and does not cry at all, but just rolls over and goes to sleep for 12 hours. Before, when she was waking every few hours, she was cranky most of the time. Since she would go through 3-4 bottles a night (which, at 9 months, she definitely did not need!), she would not eat for most of the morning, and her naps were a nightmare! As a result, we had a baby who was overtired and not eating well during the day (and, as a result, getting most of her nutrition from formula instead of food, which she needs at this age). Now, she wakes up cheerful and well-rested (and, I might add, always happy to see us, even though we'd "abandoned" her), eats solid meals during the day, naps regularly, and is much more adjusted. My husband and I also have more energy to spend with her when we get home from work, since we're no longer only getting 4 hours of sleep, which I think is also a huge benefit for her. I was always against the "cry-it-out" method as well, but this really isn't about that, and it gets results very quickly. By the way, I have read Dr. Sears, and tried "The No-Cry Sleep Solution", and neither of them did any good. This will work very well for some people, but not for others, and I think that's OK.
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This book is an easy, quick read and the program works. I've read several other baby sleep books, both cry and no-cry, and I think this book offers the simplest plan to follow with the least crying possible. It also provides lots of advice for special situations (teething, travel, illness, etc...) If you'd like to hear about my results, keep reading.
First, a little about my baby. Our son slept in a co-sleeper until he outgrew it at eight weeks. We moved him to a crib and he routinely slept from 6:30pm to 1am when he woke for a feeding. He would then sleep until four or five am when I would take him into our bed for another feeding a few more hours sleep. When he got to about three and a half months old he started waking every hour or two, every night. At first I thought it was sleep regression and I hoped it would pass. It didn't, and by the time he was four months old, I was sleeping with my son every night and taking every nap with him during the day. This went on for three and a half months, until we started sleep training last weekend.
Second, a little about me. I was DETERMINED not to let my baby cry. I'm an admirer of Dr. Sears and mostly agree with the fundamentals of attachment parenting. I did read Elizabeth Pantley's book and Tracy Hogg's book. I did try both their methods, but my son seemed confused and frustrated by their methods. I had accepted the possibility that I would have to sleep with my baby until he learned to sleep on his own, however long that would take. Then one night I had a realization, my son was crying EVERY night, multiple times per night. The few hours he would sleep in his crib, he would cry just about every hour. It wasn't much better in the middle of the night when my son was with me, he would have at least one crying episode per night, sometimes two. I also started to notice how frustrated my son was that he couldn't sleep on his own. I would rush into his bedroom when he would cry, I'd pull him out of the crib and I HAD to breastfeed him back to sleep, every time. I could see that this sleep ritual was not ideal for either of us. Despite sleeping with him every night and taking three naps a day with him, he was not getting enough rest, I see that now. Like I said, I was DETERMINED not to let my baby cry but my baby was crying all the time. That is when I decided to make a change.
Okay, now my results.
Put to bed at 7pm. Cried 31 minutes before falling asleep. Slept 33 minutes before waking and crying for another 8 minutes. Slept for 55 minutes and then woke and cried for most of an hour. Slept for about a half hour and then woke and cried for nine minutes. Fell asleep at 10:36pm and slept until 3:20 am, woke and cried for ten minutes and then slept until 6:25am.
Day Two (Naps)
Put to bed at 8m. Cried 23 minutes before falling asleep for 35 minutes.
Put to bed at 10:15. Cried 15 minutes before falling asleep for 65 minutes.
Put to bed at 2:37pm. Cried 15 minutes, slept 45 minutes.
Put to bed at 7pm. Cried 6 minutes. Woke once at 10pm and cried for four minutes, slept until 6:40am.
Day Three (Naps)
Put to bed at 9am, cried for less than one minute and slept for 50 minutes
Put to bed at 12pm, cried on and off for 25 minutes, slept for 35 minutes
Put to bed at 3pm, cried on and off for 24 minutes, slept for 34 minutes.
Put to bed at 7pm, cried for 17 minutes. Woke at 11:10pm and cried for 15 minutes. Woke at 3am and cried for 15 minutes. Woke 5:33am for the day, did one check but waited until 6am to take him from his crib.
Day Four (Naps)
Put to bed at 8am, cried for less than a minute, slept for 30 minutes, woke and cried for 17 minutes, slept for 46 more minutes.
Put to bed at 12pm, cried less than a minute, slept for 36 minutes, woke and cried for 10 minutes, slept for 40 more minutes.
Put to bed at 4pm, cried for five minutes, slept for 33 minutes.
Put to bed at 7pm, no crying. Woke three times in that night, whimpered less than five minutes each time and went to sleep on his own. Woke at 6:20.
Day Five (Naps)
Put to bed at 8am, no crying. Slept for 32 minutes, woke and cried for 13 minutes, went back to sleep for 6 minutes.
Put to bed at 11:30, 1 minute of crying. Slept for 30 minutes, woke and cried for ten minutes. Went back to sleep for 20 minutes.
Put to bed at 3pm, less than a minute of crying. Slept for 35 minutes.
Put to bed at 7pm, less than a minute of crying. Woke at 3am and cried for ten minutes. Woke for the day a 6:20.
Day Six (Naps)
Put to bed at 8am, less than one minute of crying, slept 2 hours.
Put to bed at 12:30, less than one minute of crying, slept 45 minutes.
Put to bed at 4pm, less than one minute of crying, slept 45 minutes.
Put to bed at 7pm, about three minutes of crying. Baby woke three times during the night but went back to sleep on his own in less than five minutes. Woke for the day at 5:45, cried until I took him from his crib at 6am.
Day Seven (Naps)
Put to bed at 8am, no crying, slept for two hours. (I woke him from this nap to protect the following nap)
Put to bed at 12:30, no crying, slept for one hour, 15 minutes (I woke him from this nap to protect the following nap)
Put to bed at 4:15, two minutes of crying, slept for 25 minutes. (I woke him from this nap to protect night sleep)
Night Seven (Tonight)
Put to bed at 7pm, less than a minute of crying.
Tomorrow it will be a week since we started. Not only is our son sleeping in his crib for all of his naps and nights, but he is taking full naps and sleeping about eleven hours at night with very little crying. I think my son was a little confused the first couple of days and he was not quite himself. I was a little worried but the last couple of days he is happier than I've ever seen him. He is happy and alert without any fussiness, which is great to see. I definitely recommend this book. I also purchased the DVD so that my husband could get familiar with the program before we started sleep training.