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Do you want more sleep?   Yes! I need more sleep.

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  1. Kk says:

    I do not think Jo ever says that being soft or taking baby steps is going to harm the kids. But I’ve gone from co sleeping to following the cry it out method because taking baby steps were EXHAUSTING and took way longer. In the episode you are referring to, the kid cries something like 45 min the first night. 10 the second… instant results. And it’s not like the boy is scarred in the morning or feels like mommy abandoned him, babes move on. If the kids wake up in the night, give a kiss tell them it’s ok and continue with the cry it out method. It is simply faster and way less exhausting. If it’s too emotional for mom / dad then take your time, but it’s just going to TAKE LONGER. I cried the first 3 nights of the cry it out, and EVERY TIME I watch it on super Nanny, but I’m glad I eventually went with the cry it out method. My 3 year old sleeps through the night now, ever since since he was 18mo. Every once in awhile I want to cuddle and I may fall asleep beside him, no one says this is bad or harmful or unhealthy, and I know I can go on putting him to bed on his own the next night. If co sleeping works for you, keep with it, but if you ask me I need my sleep to make it through the day, and the longer you go on that way the harder it will be to break.

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Kk – thanks for writing! Yes, it is important for every parent to find what works for them and what works for the child, and I’m glad you found what worked so well for you and your son. Thanks for sharing!

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