Thanks for mailing me. Sorry to hear you're having such a struggle. I know just how you feel.
Our hammock is great! We do still use it for Alynta for both day and night sleeps. We're just at the stage now when we need to get a second spring for it to start taking the extra weight, (13kg +) but are planning on continuing with it as long as she's happy, probably 'til she's around 2ish.
The Amby Hammock helped our probs alot to begin with, but unfortunately it didn't last. Although they are great, I don't believe they are the solution.
With the Babywise book, (full title 'On Becoming Baby Wise' written by Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam) they teach that like everything else that your baby learns, they need to LEARN how to have good sleeping patterns and routine. This of course doesn't mean that there's never a bad night or whatever, (funniest thing, after I did all of my original postings, I had a few really bad days/nights with Alynta) it just means that when it happens, you'll know that there really is a problem (teething or whatever).
These days Ally consistently sleeps 10-11.30, 2.30-4.30 then 7.30pm til 7/7.30am. It's so great, not only to be able to plan your life, but also that she's so much happier on the whole. (Now I figured why she was always so grumpy before - she really needed all this sleep, she just wasn't getting it).
I have checked on Angus & Robertson and Collins booksellers web sites and 'BabyWise' is available through both however they do source it from the US. Last I checked, there were some copies available over EBay, also from USA. The prices were very reasonable, but they did seem to mostly be the 1998 revision. Probably still fine, but the latest I'm aware of is 2001. Also, the book is available through a national Christian bookstore site: www.word.com.au . Just do an ALL PRODUCTS search for 'Baby Wise' from the homepage. They seem to carry it in stock and so it's a bit cheaper than the other bookstores (about $16 compared to $23ish) and you can order online I believe.
If you're interested, the homepage for the actual book series is www.parentwisesolutions.com . It isn't a retail site, but has a bit of a rundown on it.
Sorry this is so long, but I hope I've covered everything for you. If you have any more questions, or there's anything else I can do, let me know.
I'd love to hear how you go. grin