I am thinking about trying it but can someone please tell me if it involves controlled crying/comforting? I don't really know exactly what the routines are and thought I'd ask to get a bit of an idea before buying the book. I'm trying to get it from the library but there's a fairly long waiting list for it!! TIA.
The author of SOS does NOT support control crying. Instead she suggests either sitting with the child while they protest cry (which is like yell saying 'I don't want to go too sleep) and then as the times they protest for get shorter you move further towards the door until you aren't in the room anymore. OR using times out of the room while your child protests.
You really have to read the book to fully understand it. Most community health clinics will lend you the book for free if the library can't.
There are different routines for different aged children at different stages. For example there is a different routine for a child starting solids to one that hasn't or is over 9mths. She also includes routines for parents with one or more other children, or even twins.
SOS really does try it's hardest to cater too most people individual circumstance, but she does include real life situations she has witnessed to gelp you through any hard times or to work out your own routine.
hope I've helped both you and the OP.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)