As one of bebo mia’s co-owners and founders, Natasha thought she had this baby thing licked…..until her baby came along. Now nearly six months old, her daughter Sadie barely naps, nurses to sleep and wakes up countlessly through the night.
Exhausted and nearly at her whits end she’s asks friends and family for advice only to hear the inevitable “she will never learn to sleep on her own unless you let her cry”. However Natasha, a devoted attachment parent and long time follower of Dr. Sears doesn’t feel the cry-it-out solution is whats best for her and her little one. After all, she knows for a fact the little miss would win the battle and it would be her ending up with eyes full of tears, it’s happened a few times in the car.
But each and every sleepless night brings Natasha one step closer to her boiling point, one step closer to doing, what is to her, the unthinkable……letting little Sadie cry herself to sleep. In a last-ditch attempt to gently get this strong willed baby to sleep she has purchased The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley and endorsed by Dr. Sears.
Over the next 20 or so days Natasha will attempt to read and follow the solutions laid out in this book. The following blog series will tell the story of baby Sadie who went from waking every 1/2 hour to sleeping through the night (we hope).
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Good luck! I’ve heard great things about that book so here’s hoping it works for you.My daughter is 11 months and still doesn’t sleep through the night and we too refuse to do CIO so most nights she comes into bed with us when she wakes so I’ll be following your blog closely!
I’ll be following this closely. We let Jamie cry to out and it worked – for a month, and then we’d have to do it again and again and again. At first it was fairly easily. It didn’t take long and the results were amazing. As he got older, (and started to talk) it got longer and harder and we decided to read the No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and with patients that worked to. The only advice I have is there is no one solution even for one child. It still seems that every two months or so we have to change our strategy to fit his changing maturity and needs. Good luck! It will end!
TAHSA!!! not easy. “sleep like a baby” haha. yeah right! she will learn though, she will find her way and find REM too, you keep yourself sane and make sure she is fed and warm and secure. oh, and educate all of us in the process!!! xoxoox
Very interesting to read this! I am doing this too at the moment with my 9 month old daughter, I did the first 10 days and saw small improvements and then did the second 10 days but my daughter was teething so badly towards the end of the second set that I didn’t complete the analysis afterwards as it would not have shown her true sleeping patterns at that point! I completed the nap log yesterday after a 2 week break and she has improved her daytime nap dramatically (from 1.5 hours to over 2.5 hours) but her night time sleep has gone backwards with more wakings and less time asleep! Going to keep going with it though!! Good luck with yours!! x