Tuesday, 13 April 2010

cry it out baby

Yesterday was the first night of trying to get AG to sleep through the night. The reason we have actively do this now is that in this point in her development if we don't get it sorted in the next few weeks it can turn into a long term sleeping issue.

The technique we are using is called "controlled crying" and is based on the theory at her age she is using feeding in the night as a comfort rather than food. Emotionally it is quite difficult for the parents as even though you are there for the baby and keeping them reassured, you basically have to let them work out their feelings for themselves (despite your every instinct wanting to lift them out the cot and quickly comfort them).

So last night instead of sleep I was up and down like a frog on a trampoline and it no doubt be the same for the next few days, wish us luck!

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