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
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.
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...
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...
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