Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Thumbs Way Down

Hands down to the Ferber method of sleeping training.
It did far more harm than good.

Two thumbs down to Pampers.
Curse you Pampers Size 5, nighttime protection, which found me sitting in a puddle after one hour and then after three.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too was struggling against the sleep battle, trying different methods and firmly against the Ferber method. I was doing some research and stumbled on this article. I found it interesting and useful.

http://www.babycenter.com/0_the-ferber-method-demystified_7755.bc?page=1

Letting my baby girl J cry herself to sleep just seemed mean but in the end I came back to the Ferber method and took the article above to heart, making it work for me not against me. It took me about 2 weeks and after that things were great.

The truth is I didn't realize how cranky J was until she started sleeping through the night. She is a much happier girl now that she sleeps for 6-8 hours at a time, sometimes she sleeps even longer!

Good luck beating the sleep monster, its not easy but in the end I realized I wasn't doing her any good by letting her get up every few hours.
All the best and be strong, you are a good mom for trying so hard.

Mundanemomma said...

Oh, dear. How long did you try for with the Ferber method?
Too bad about the diaper woes. It seems you aren't going to win that battle are you? Roll on toilet training! LOL!