[Edited on 22/05/2007]
I don't encourage controlled crying but I had to do it for my daughter. It was the ultimate solution for us.
For some babies, control crying does not work at all. We tried many times since she was 6 months old and when she turned 1, she learnt how to settle herself and sleep.
I think it just depends on the family and how they want to raise their children.
Tracey,Jaye (girl)12/06/05, Sam (boy)10/07/09
Yea, we used it for both our kids, but no more than 10 minutes at a time. They learnt quite quickly that we weren't going to come when they wanted, and soon settled down.
I was watching an episode of Dr Phil the other day and they were talking about 'letting your child cry' and for how long etc, and what was interesting was, if you let your child cry 20 / 30 mins at a time, it actually increases baby's blood pressure which travels up to the brain and can cause damage. Also, it releases a large amount of stress hormones in baby's brain. Both of these can lead to SIDS!!!! (Latest medical tests and facts). SO going in to check on baby after still not settling for 10mins, then thats fine to do - in fact they suggest we do it!!!
Mum of 2!
I don't encourage controlled crying...but can say that we did try.
Worked VERY badly
I then tried Save Our Sleep and that was even worse.
Then I started reading
then I started a blog and aim to get many links
To help people like myself and other understand
[Edited on 11/06/2007]
Ashton 13/8/04, dylan 27/8/05, #3 due 22/9/07
I should add that my understanding of controlled crying is that you only ever leave the baby for a maximum of 10 minutes before going in again to resettle, but i could have misunderstood. That is how i did it, anyway!
[Edited on 12/06/2007]
NZ, Mum to LJ (4yrs) & JD (sausage 18mths)