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HAS ANYONE ELSE USED THE BABY WHISPERER'S 'PICK UP, PUT DOWN' METHOD?

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toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 20:58:31

DS IS SCREAMING NOW... TRYTING TO 'TRAIN/HELP' HIM GO TO SLEEP ON OWN AS UP TILL NOW HAVE BEEN ROCKING HIM TO SLEEP IN ARMS - TUTT TUTT, I KNOW,- AND GOING TO START IMPLEMENTING SOME KIND OFROUTINE AND HAVE GOT HER BOOK - DS IS 5.5 MONTHS OLD!

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 21:13:17

help need sage advice now!!!

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 21:54:08

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charleepeters Tue 14-Jun-05 21:54:45

i haven but i've heard it works really well

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 21:54:59

yes I used that metho. did work but you must stick with it and not deviate otherwise it confuses them.

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 21:56:28

it does work. well it did for us anyway.

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 21:57:47

thanks helsi- how long did it take to work for you?

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 21:58:49

about 5 days to a week with perseverance.

maretta Tue 14-Jun-05 21:59:13

I've used it and it does work.

It is hard work though, it can take a long time to work for the first time. Unless you're feeling really up for it tonight, choose a night when you know you have a quiet day following.

It took me 2 or 3 hours when ds was 8 months. i thought I'd cracked it after two hours but he started again after 20 minutes. You get there in the end though - you juts have to keep the faith. Good luck

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 22:01:04

I mean 5 days to week when she without having to do it as often. the actual effec started to register after a couple of nights.

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:01:46

yeah thought so, will have to choose a good week where i can be consistent and when i have the willpower, did you do this in their own rooms? ds is still in with us bcoz i am so paranoid about moving him b4 6 month guidline- will it work in our room do you think?

maretta Tue 14-Jun-05 22:03:02

I agree, the first night breaks the back of it and after a few nights you should have cracked it.

You may have to retrain in teh future though - after they've been ill or the routine's been messed with.

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:03:25

he has never slept through the night either- so my prob is that mid-night i dont put him down as he feeds and falls asleep 'on the breast' so this might undo the technique?

starshaker Tue 14-Jun-05 22:03:27

hows it done never heard of it before

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 22:03:31

yes it should work anywhere. What is stopping the consistency now?

NannyJo Tue 14-Jun-05 22:03:37

i used it for three hellish nights in a row, stopped DS waking in the night but now he just wakes earlier than usual and won't then go back down.

Think i'd rather wake once in the night and have a longer lie in the morning though!!

maretta Tue 14-Jun-05 22:04:55

Personally don;t think the room thing matters. It's teaching them to trust you that they are safe and secure whereever you put them to bed.

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:04:59

well, i know i am going out 2 nights his week and dh is soft so will rock him to sleep if he cries a lot and he loves to let him sleep on him ( as do i- hence the problem!!!!)

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:05:11

this

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 22:06:16

I see. I was lucky in thst dh agreed to try it to and was just as consistent. No matter how easy it is to rock them you must stick to it.

sassi2004 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:06:51

Erm sounds interesting but how does it work please?

popsycal Tue 14-Jun-05 22:06:52

I am considering this with my 4 mnth old who is now waking about 6 times in the night and needs the boob to go back to sleep
his brother wasnt liek this

kama Tue 14-Jun-05 22:08:52

Message withdrawn

toria77 Tue 14-Jun-05 22:09:03

it is a method where you dont let them 'cry it out' but pick them up when they cry but put them straight back down again as soon as they are calm- you end up picking and and putting downuntil they go to sleep but it is meant to help them learn to get 2 sleep 'alone'

helsi Tue 14-Jun-05 22:09:44

just trying to find an easy explanation link for those of you who want to know what it is. bear with me please.

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