Friday, November 18, 2005

Raising a kid is so ha-aard!

So good ole Dr. Ferber, the mastermind behind letting your child cry it out (all the while, simaltaniously ripping your heart out) is modifying his statements.

The main problem that I had with Dr. Ferbers method was that he advocated it for up to 45 minutes. OK there are a lot of things that could go wrong in those 45 minutes. They child could be hurt, or hungry or have a dirty diaper.

We chose the method that involves checking in on the baby every 10-15 minutes, until they fall asleep. The first night we did this with Conner it lasted about 40 minutes, we checked on him 2 or 3 times to make sure he wasn't hurt or anything and he finally fell asleep out of pure exhaustian. It was HEART-WRENCHING. The next nite it was about 25 minutes the next nite he wimpered for a few minutes and now he usually goes down without a fight.

I know that this isn't typical behavior, but neither is leaving your screaming 10 month old to their own devices for hours just to fall asleep.

Suck it FERBER!

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