Has anyone ever used the Ferber Method?

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namechanger247334 Sat 13-Feb-21 22:34:40

Has anyone ever used the Ferber method to sleep train their little one?
Any tips or advice, or even success stories?

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CherryChocPie Sat 13-Feb-21 22:42:49

Following as I’m interested in the replies.

olderthanyouthink Sat 13-Feb-21 22:45:32

SIL tried for 5 seconds then realised how awful it was hearing her baby cry and stopped, basically the same as us though I didn't know it was the Ferber method.

Might be more "successful" if you have a more... chilled baby. Some babies find things more stressful than others, hence some "self settling" basically from day one and others not so much.

Zippy1510 Sat 13-Feb-21 22:49:43

We did it with DS at around 1 and he went from
being a terrible sleeper to sleeping 7.30-5.30. It took two bad nights and then he was fine. And he is much more content in the daytime now that he actually gets a good amount of sleep. I’m currently 35 weeks with DD and will probably start around 6 months with her and see how it goes.

EssentialHummus Sat 13-Feb-21 22:49:47

We did, at seven months. Took two nights. DD’s sleep was bombproof after that, including through overnight hospital stays in brightly lit wards etc.

mamadoit Tue 16-Feb-21 22:22:54

I did pick up, put down with DD1, but am seriously considering Ferber with DD2 - she has a more chilled personality, which is giving me courage. Has anyone done one of each? How did it compare?

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