Crying Down – 2nd night of Ferber technique
We have followed instructions to the letter, and J’s bedtime routine has only changed in the fact that we don’t put her in the cot asleep. This resulted in her having a hissy fit and crying, so we followed the technique and went in after 10 mins, didn’t pick her up and said ‘shh shh’ continuously whilst rubbing her. We do have the problem that she likes to stand up in her cot so we were concerned that it was going to be a pain. After 35mins the crying tappered off and by 40 minutes it had gone very quiet.
I was going to take an early night but unfortunately that didn’t happen and I was dreading the night. I shouldn’t have worried so much because this morning we woke up at 6.30am and I don’t know how it happened but J had slept through the night!! I can count on 1 hand the amounts of times she’s slept through. I have a feeling that the crying she did before she went to sleep tired her out.
I do however feel better for having a whole nights sleep, kind of a new woman lol. Hoping that this isnt a one off and if by a miracle she’s learnt from her one time experience of controlled crying that we are not going to entertain the idea of going in immediately and comforting her. But I do have a feeling that will not be the case so early on.
Obviously I will be reporting back after tonight. The one thing that i haven’t mentioned before is what sleep she has during the day. So will write here my schedule of what we do:
2 hours later milk and then an hour to an hour and a half sleep.
1pm Lunch (no milk – but juice)
2pm Sleep (even if she doesn’t want to go to sleep I still put her down for her sleep)
7.30pm milk and then bed
I think it is important that J gets her naps during the day and nothing after 3pm. I was once told before that sleeping after 3pm affects your sleep pattern at night. I can from 1st hand experience tell you that this is correct, I suffer myself from sleep paralysis and if I have slept after 3pm notice that it is heightened.