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01-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Drunken rant!
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Originally Posted by Mungman View Post
We had the same problem. Went cold turkey on the kid, two crying nights and clear sailing after that. It's hardest on the mom's, but it can be overcome.

If you don't do it it can become a nightmare, I know of a family where the 12 and 9 year olds can't fall asleep if one of the parents isn't in the room.
Originally Posted by buggs View Post

Gotta be both parents though. If your wife reverts then the effort is killed.
Agreed my wife has many great habits and parenting skills (diet, discipline, not spoiling) but this is an area she is REALLY challenged in. The Gerber method (cry it out) is really effective but you can't waiver. I have talked to lots of parents who have done this and they all agree if you stick to it you are in for 2 maybe 3 bad nights then its smooth sailing.

I will let you know how this goes because we are getting close to doing this with our daughter who is 11 months old today.

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