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What is the "No-cry sleep solution" book like? Should I spend my cash or not?

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TheRedSalamander Wed 25-Feb-09 18:48:47

Ds2 is nearly 8 months old and a tricky one to say the least at night. We successfully used a sort of controlled crying technique with ds1 but ds2 is such a different kettle of fish that I don't feel he's a candidate for the same stuff.

Have heard good things about this book, can someone please let me know what sort of things it entails? Just so I know whether it's likely to be the sort of thing that feels right for my beautiful sunshine-by-day-banshee-by-night boy before I part with my hard earned. Thanks in advance mumsnetters.

LaTrucha Wed 25-Feb-09 19:03:15

It's not a quick fix but i liked it as it offers options depending on if you co-sleep / bottle feed etc from which you can pick and choose to suit your LO.

The advice for that age of baby include things like introducing a comfort object, a discussion of bedtime and nap routines, and a way of getting the baby to latch off.

Someone recently linked me some pages (I'mnot at home ATM and don't have my copy.)

Here's the link to my thread.

Mintyy Wed 25-Feb-09 19:06:39

I bought it. I read it. I realised it was going to take months. So I did controlled crying and all was well within 3 days.

LaTrucha Wed 25-Feb-09 19:10:14

It did make getting her to sleep easier immediately, but it was absolutely awful for us all before.

TooMuchTV Wed 25-Feb-09 20:49:37

can you borrow it from a local library? My library does online reservations and they email when a book is in to collect (Kent). I borrowed NCSS and think it is worth reading but it is a slow process.

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 25-Feb-09 20:53:04

I liked it because it made me feel better about what we were doing - all other books went on about 'bad habits' and 'spoiling'. It's definitely not a quick fix.

DS was appalling sleeper, took until 2 yrs to sleep through reliably. Seem to remember 8/9 months being particularly bad, with teething and separation anxiety kicking in.

puddock Wed 25-Feb-09 20:56:06

I liked it too, also The Baby Sleep Book (the Sears one). Got them both out of the local library - also Kent - maybe the same copy as TooMuchTV

cmotdibbler Wed 25-Feb-09 20:57:53

What I like about the NCSS is that it is about finding solutions that work for you as a family - and she is not sniffy about breastfeeding at night/co sleeping etc. Lots of options on things to try.

Not a quick fix, but more gently helping your child go to sleep (and stay asleep) in a way that suits them. And thus IMVHO, more likely to remain with them consistently

Divejaney Wed 25-Feb-09 20:58:05

Borrowed it from the local library which turned out to be a good move in the end because although it had some good ideas, it turned out that we had pretty much tried them all already! Is there no miracle cure out there?

Saying that - I thought it was a good book. Its just that I've already stockpiled pretty much everything on sleep. If I had bought this first I would have found it really useful.

TheRedSalamander Wed 25-Feb-09 21:15:18

Not a quick fix? Oh bum wink

Will give the library a go, didn't think of that. Thanks. And will go and read your thread now latrucha. If he lets me and stays asleep for a bit longer!

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