Deb - 2004-07-04 14:17:10
Stay with it you guys. Nina is an "older" baby for sleep training, she knows what is up and isn't going to adjust without a lot of struggle. Quitting now would be a mess for you guys and her. Be consistent and hang in there. ;-)
LA - 2004-07-04 16:20:33
Yup, hang tough. Teaching a kid to sleep well in her own bed is really important. Everyone needs the proper space to sleep. Good luck! ~LA
greenwitch - 2004-07-04 20:39:03
Just me but I can't understand making your baby go away. She will do that in all good time. She will need your trust before she does go. I could never "Ferber" my baby away. Sorry if this is counterproductive but it just doesn't make sense to me to send a child away before they are ready. Oh, and by the way my daughter has slept in her bed most of the time since she was thirteen weeks old. I believe this is so because she alwasy knew she was welcome and safe even if there was a wall or door between us. I never put her out like the Ferber approach insists upon. Good luck finding a way that works for you and your daughter. Blessed be.
Me - 2004-07-04 21:30:16
Thing is, Nina hasn't slept in her own bed and wouldn't prior to us making some changes in her routine -- and none of us are sleeping with her in ours. She's the last of our three and the worst sleeper by far -- the first one we've had do work with in terms of sleeping. There are a lot of misconceptions about the Ferber method, one of which is that it leaves children to cry it out without being comforted by their parents. I was definitely worried about her feeling less "attached" to us by us doing this, but that really hasn't been the case; her trust in us has not been broken. I hear what you're saying, though, and appreciate your concern.

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