I happened upon an article where a woman (and husband) was against cry-it-out and specifically, The Ferber Method, but ended up doing it anyway because it was what worked. In that article, Confessions of a Ferberizer, she said that, in the end, her son stopped wanting to be rocked or cuddle. She did not seem to regret doing cry-it-out, I don't think, but reading the article reminded me that many of us wonder whether doing cry-it-out will change our child's personality, so I thought I'd reflect
If you are just joining us, you may want to start with Part 1 of this baby sleep training series. In this final part of the series, I am going to share my story. I'm doing this for a couple of reasons. First, I want you to get to know me and my story, so I'm not just some name on the internet claiming to have gone through something similar to what you might be going through. I want you to know you aren't alone. Sure, I suppose, I could be making up my story, but believe me I wish I were, but
This article will outline two sleep training methods, including what many people know as "The Ferber Method". If you are just joining in, you may want to start from the beginning at Part 1 of my Baby Sleep Training (From No Cry to Cry) series. You may be interested in reading about the age to do cry-it-out and how cry-it-out will not change your child's personality. The Ferber / Check-and-Console Method(aka Ferberizing) This sleep training method entails allowing baby to cry while
Today I will start a series of posts outlining the variety of sleep training methods that I recommend. I will post them in order (as I interpret them) from no (or very little) crying to the most (potential) crying. There are many variations of these methods, so I am only going to highlight the main gist of each method. Every parent can add tweaks here and there to accommodate their unique style and situation. At the end of the series, I will tell my story of my first son and, eventually, my
In today's article, The Baby Sleep Site® founder and expert sleep coach Nicole Johnson answer this common question: Is there a difference between sleep training and cry it out? ~~~ I thought I should first talk about my philosophy on helping your child learn healthy sleep habits. Sleep Training I don't define "sleep training " as cry-it-out (CIO). You don't have to let your child cry to teach healthy sleep habits. Some people seem to think they are synonymous and I disagree.