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    vim is offline Registered User
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    Sep 2008

    Wont sleep alone

    My 5 month old baby wont sleep alone. She needs to be rocked every time. i want her to get in a habit of sleeping on her own


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    LeahH is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Hong Kong, Mid Levels

    An important task that greatly depends on how you want to go about it; with crying (quick but painful) or without crying (will take longer but more gentle) or somewhere in between.

    In desparation and having read lots of different books, I found one that summarises almost all of the current methods and it has a great online support forum where you can post your specfiic situation and get help/advice from the site's 'team'. When you join online you get an immediate electronic download of the book which is shipped in hardcopy a few days later.

    We went for short and painful i.e. controlled crying - very sucessful and we now have a champion sleeper, but a bit traumatic and not for everyone. If you are not 100% committed to it or think you might not cope, I would stick with a gentle method that works over time. I have friends that swear by the Elizabeth Pantley 'no cry sleep solution'

    Good luck

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