My name is kirsty. My son wasvery dependent on feeding for sleep, and then once i broke that, he needed me i think. So we tried control crying. We kept giving up too easy though cause we thought we were hurting our boy. by 9 months i said enoughs enough and we started it and i prepared myself. went to bed early, got up and chnaged into warm clothes and had a blanket on the lounge and a video in the machine ready. Surprisingly after just 1 night it improved. We watched an episode of super nany where with a 2 yr old she used the method of staying in the room to get him to sleep in his own bed. We tried this with our bub. We would stand at the door with the door open and our backs to him. He would cry, but knowing we were still there he would eventually settle. If he got hysterical, i would go over and turn him on his side, rub his hair and hold his arm so he couldnt flail. I never picked him up. We did this for two nighst and by the third he was sleeping through and self soothing. I would hear him wake, he would whimper for a few minutes then go back to sleep. One thing u need to do is be strong, it wont hurt your child to let them cry, but never for longer than 15 mins. Soothe her but dont pick her up, and if u r goin to do this, set out to do it and ont give in.. it can take up to 2 weeks. Its up to u, i dont know if this will help or not, but it worked for us., though my son is 9 months old, but most experts say the key is self soothing... so.. its up to u..
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