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Old 09-06-2006, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: Need suggestions . . .

You can try using Jay Gordon's method for night weaning. It worked for us. I need to add my disclaimer and say it is not recommended for children under 12 months. I did this w my daughter at 16 months and within two weeks she was sleeping through.

Basically they cry but you are with them the whole time. At first you hold them, rock them, sing to them - whatever it takes until they fall asleep and gradually you lower down the activity until you are patting their back or just reassuring them with your voice and then finally they stop waking up. It was still hard to listen to her cry out of anger but I had the peace of mind of knowing that I was with her, that she wasn't abandoned and that she wasn't hurt in any way - just really p*ssed off.

You can read about the method here:

http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/ap/sleep.asp

Let me know if you have any questions.
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