Below is all you need to know about the four most popular methods of sleep training.
1. Ferberizing: Put baby down in crib. Let baby cry it out for 5 minutes. Go back in to soothe without picking baby up. Offer words of encouragement, maybe a belly rub and then leave again. Wait ten minutes. If baby is still crying at the end of ten minutes, go back in, belly rub, encouraging words. Wait twenty- you get the idea. Next night wait longer periods of time. Baby should be completely Ferberized in two weeks.
2. Weissbluth: Read a book called Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Have no idea what he is talking about. Try your hardest to find the page/program that pertains to you. Curse yourself for not having studied Latin. Look up Ferberize on the internet.
3. The Sleep Lady Shuffle: Put baby down in crib. Sit next to baby and offer words of encouragement, hold hand, belly rub etc. Do not pick baby up. Sleep in the room. Even though there is a crying baby in there. Next night put baby down. Sit in a chair in the hallway all night. Even though Project Runway is on. Sleep Lady Shuffle consists of 12 Challenge Steps to be done over the course of 30(!!) days.
4. Cold Turkey: Put baby down. Leave. Don’t go back. Watch Project Runway.
(Seriously- I read everything I could on this subject and cold turkey is the most effective and the least painful for yourself and the baby. We did it at seven months, it worked in about three days and it’s the best gift I have ever given myself. And I promise, the baby will still greet you with a smile in the morning).
For a full account of my sleep training experience, click here.
Sorry all of the above are CRUEL! Babies are designed to cry -it’s a survival instinct. My 2 year old now sleeps through most of the time and he did is ALL by himself without me neglecting is needs. This is the most horrible and heartbreaking thing I have EVER read. If you are a parent during the day you are also a parent at night and that’s coming from somebody who is also training to be a teacher so I don’t have the chance to nap in the day either. Disguisting stuff
K, Please refrain from anger and jugement. We all have different babies with different needs and temperments. Lashing out at other Moms only divides us and we NEED each other’s wisdom and understanding.
From a first time Mom who tried every sleep method out there (I had a stack of books 2ft tall) with nothing working despite being consistant, I couldn’t take it anymore and finally conceded to try the Ferber method. My son woke up 12-16x a night and I slept in a rocker next to his bed for 6 months, sleeping in 1/2 hr chunks. It was very hard for me to do the Ferber method but….my son who was very overtired could finally sleep, and put himself to sleep. He is the most joyful and loved boy I’ve seen. Regardless of my own sleep needs, HE really needed to learn this skill and before his development started to suffer from lack of sleep.
Please try not to use harsh words. We all are struggling and trying to do right by our babies. We should be in this together.
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Cordova 38016using the cold turkey method. And I was breast feeding. She is 7 now and still easily sleeps 10 hours a night and has never had any issues and is one of the most loving and sweet kids I’ve ever known.
My little boy was much happier once I sleep trained him (Ferber method), took three nights because he was sleeping much better. I’m a fan of co-sleeping and feeding to sleep but what I was dealing with was solo-climbing-the-mummy-mountain and breastfeeding to recharge.
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I feel like i have been on your blog for an hour now reading everything on sleep training. I sure hope it works. I swear im about to go crazy!
I’ve been reading your sleep training blog and was curious on why you didn’t “Ferberize” Harlow? And used Erin’s method instead?
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This is just what I needed. Such a funny read. Unfortunately, I think our guy needs the cold turkey method.
Which age can I start sleep train the baby? Thank you.
I’m actually trying the shuffle now. It’s so difficult watching him cry. He’s being persistent at standing up. Keeps dosing off tending up ???? What should I do?
This is baby #2. I sleep trained my now three-year-old, who is the champion of the 12-hour uninterrupted sleep. But I seem to have forgotten and lost my resolve, because I feel like I have never sleep trained before in my life. I needed to be reminded of all the different methods, and frankly, reminded that extinction (cold turkey) can really work. When I go in there to comfort him, he just gets pissed off and cries even harder.
Thanks for the refresher! And seriously, sleep training is best for the kid in the not-so-long run. We just have to be willing to not be needed so much. Sometimes that’s hard.