Controlled Crying day 5. She slept through! Hallelujah!

I’m still in shock, little Izzy slept from 7pm until 6am and I awoke feeling utterly rejuvenated! It’s the longest she’s ever slept and the best nights sleep I’ve had since being 3 weeks pregnant with her.

Ironically, I got a book through the post today that I ordered in desperation hoping to find an alternative to controlled crying. The book’s called “the no-cry sleep solution”, by Elizabeth Pantley and it’s strap line is “Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night.” The author is a mother of 4 who has tried and tested her theories on her own children. She claims to offer alternatives to what she sees as the 2 only ways (cry it out or live with it), of tackling sleep problems that are ever offered.

Needless to say, after reading the first chapter I was wracked with guilt about the emotional damage I’ve probably inflicted on my baby over the past 4 days. Having said that, her stats did offer me a little comfort;

– by day 10 (yes folks that’s day TEN) 42 percent of the babies were sleeping through
– by day 20 (no that’s not a typo, day TWENTY) 53 percent of the babies were sleeping through.
– by day 60

(sorry I fainted)

– by day SIXTY, 92 percent of the babies were sleeping through the night.

Knowing Isabelle, she’d have been a 60 dayer and I’d have long since run for the hills, but let’s just hope last night wasn’t a one off, otherwise I’ll be well and truly up nappy creek without a paddle.

3 thoughts on “Controlled Crying day 5. She slept through! Hallelujah!

  1. Ha ha I love it! How old is your daughter? Are you using a book? I’m writing this comment with my 9-month old on my lap frantically trying to get at the keyboard ….. about 2 hours past bedtime!!!

    • Hi, she’s nearly 12 months and should know better! I’m giving “The no cry sleep solution” a go but will probably resort back to old school controlled crying if that doesn’t work. You following any books? Hope you had a good sleep!

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