Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No Cry...

If you've read my other blog lately then you know we've been dealing w/ some sleep issues. Fun fun...

So I decided to buy the book The No Cry Sleep Solution. I haven't quite finished it (am at the very end) but do want to make a few comments here.

It's a pretty good book overall. I am enjoying reading it, more so than I thought lol. I read over half of it during one nap time! Would have finished by now but things have come up lol.

While I am enjoying the book, and basically like it... I will say that I don't like/agree with EVERYTHING in the book lol. For one thing, that's probably impossible lol. Seriously though... I would not sit outside my daughters door knitting so I could jump up and get her the second she cries! (yes that was in there lol) But that's beside the point... What I'm trying to get at is that it's a little on the extreme end in some ways.. .but she does point out that not every noise is true crying and such.

Also I realized early in that a lot of what she's writing about is not issues I'm dealing with. Yes Kalila has been waking up at night (from teething) but only once a night usually. My issue is getting her to go to sleep w/out bawling for an amount of time I am uncomfortable with.

But... there are suggestions that interest me and/or work for our situation. I'm looking forward to "getting to work".

Oh.. and someone mentioned another book that has sleep cycle information... This one does too! Is not in the same format, but has all that good info in there.


Steph said...

I'm so glad that she seems to be sleeping better for you! I hope that it continues and that your method works! If not, I recently had another book suggested to me. "Good Night, Sleep Tight" by Kim West -- didn't buy it until her daughter was almost a year old, but swears that it dramatically changed their lives.

Mama Kalila said...

Thanks! I think I saw that one at the store.. but there were so many that I can't remember them all lol. The main ones I looked at were this one and the one you'd mentioned before.