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Has anyone successfully used the No-cry Sleep Solution?

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Pinkjenny Fri 25-Jul-08 11:01:35

Title says it all really. Am looking for inspiration. Again.

Dd is 14mo btw.

Pinkjenny Fri 25-Jul-08 11:48:46

No one? Really?

I'm not resorting to name changing and replying myself. grin

eandz Fri 25-Jul-08 11:49:30

i bought the book. i'm not sure if i should read it before i go into labor or not.

thisisyesterday Fri 25-Jul-08 11:50:24

I am using it atm with my 9 month old. too early to say if it[s working though lol

Pinkjenny Fri 25-Jul-08 11:50:30

He he.

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 11:53:51

i used it and loved it.i didnt have patience to continuegrin but think it helped my state of mind!it is not a quick fix solution but is nice!

Pinkjenny Fri 25-Jul-08 11:56:04

Really - did it work or not? What do you mean by nice??

LavenderMist Fri 25-Jul-08 11:57:47

I'm going to start using it with my 9 month old in a few weeks time. We are about to move and have a major lifestyle change so no point starting just yet. If anyone fancies a support thread with sharing sleep logs, plans etc then I'd be up for it smile

thisisyesterday Fri 25-Jul-08 12:00:46

I am being really crap and I keep forgetting to actually log naps and stuff, which means I then can't log night feeds.

well, I can, but you're supposed to compare with the naps aren't you?

think a dedicated thread is a great idea for those who need little (great big) push. like me lol

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 12:01:50

it worked in the way that i understood his sleep patterns more and realised it wasnt always as bad as i thought and could almost predict his waking.i mean nice as in felt better than some of the other sleep solutions about.

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 12:02:50

there used to be a few big threads on here that you could read to give you an idea of how it worked etc.i'll try to find them.

MrsBadger Fri 25-Jul-08 12:02:52

yes
it is slooow but it is working

at 8m dd was up till 10pm, would only feed to sleep, coslept and fed all night.

now (11m) she goes to sleep like a dream at 7pm (not on the boob) and stays in the cot all night, needing feeding/resettling at 10 / 1 / 4 ish but resettling herself in between, and waking for the day sometime between 6 and 7.30.

the night feeds are gradually becoming shorter and shorter (ie less than 5min), and she is starting to squirm off the boob towards the cot when she has finished rather than me having to do the pull-of.

occasionally I can resettle her without feeding, eventually will do it without picking her up...

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 12:04:09

here

MrsBadger Fri 25-Jul-08 12:04:30

I never did the sleep logs, just kept vague track in my mind.

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 12:05:43

and here

im sure theres many more but that was 2 i posted on and follwed(i was moljam)

cheesesarnie Fri 25-Jul-08 12:06:18

i liked the sleep logsgrin

LavenderMist Fri 25-Jul-08 12:21:49

MrsBadger, your 8 month description is exactly like ds at the moment. You have given me hope! Thank you grin

MrsBadger Fri 25-Jul-08 12:25:40

grin
good!

I will warn you we had several weeks of thundering up and down the stairs every 20min to resettle her between 7 and 10pm though - DH and I took it in turns, and if she hadn't settled within 20min the other one had to come up and take over.
Hard work but it meant each of us got to eat dinner (if separately) and no-one spent all evening stuck upstairs in the dark...

soremummy Fri 25-Jul-08 12:26:13

Im trying it and praying it will work she is 14mths old pinkjenny

eandz Fri 25-Jul-08 12:42:25

wait wait wait...

i bought this book so i could use it on my brand spanking new newborn... i can still use it on him when's he's fresh from the womb, right?

MrsBadger Fri 25-Jul-08 13:24:44

oh yes - it has tips on how to establish healthy sleep habits for newborns, but it's primarily intended for people with a habit to break (hence the 'Solution' bit).

It's not a rigid how-to manual like Some Gurus I Could Mention though.

Pinkjenny Fri 25-Jul-08 13:32:02

I am having to go to bed with dd at 7pm. Not good.

thisisyesterday Fri 25-Jul-08 15:50:35

but remember eandz that new babies are supposed to wake frequently for food anyway, so you won't be getting any sleep for a while lol

eandz Fri 25-Jul-08 17:01:05

thisisyesterda,
you are right. i know you are right. but i'd like to stay in denial for another week.

so realistically, if i keep the baby in our bed will i be able to get any sleep while breast feeding?

thisisyesterday Sun 27-Jul-08 21:24:39

eandz, I think it entirely depends on the baby.
My first was a fantastic sleeper. fed every 4 hours and was sleeping through by 5 months.

ds2 is another matter entirely lol

and I have done things exactly the same with both of them. sometimes you're lucky and get a sleeping one, sometimes you aren't.

MrsBadger is right though, the book does have tips on creating good sleep habits and there are things you can do.
just try not to have any expectations of baby sleeping, that way you can't be disappointed lol grin

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