Originally Posted by radishes
Well, people can debate all they want about expert opinions; if you want to FIND someone who is well-respected to agree with you, you will. I'm not advocating CIO in any way, all I'm saying is that when the head of the sleep department at a nationally renowned children's hospital (CHOP, for those familiar with Philly) writes a book about sleep training that involves some limited version of CIO and says it is totally fine, .
I wish you'd put down the name of the book and the author.http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/div...c.jsp?id=77607
So it'd be Dr. Mindell who addresses "non-pharmacologic treatment of sleep problems in infants and toddlers" or the head of the department, Dr. Marcus, whose work is exclusively in the area of respiration effects on sleep?
Ah, it's Mindell. And here's the relevant study: http://www.journalsleep.org/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=26636
(full text downloadable to pdf through the link on the right side)
From the study, which, it occurs to me is actually a literature review:
"combining sedative medication (antihistamine) with Extinction may produce a more immediate
response with reduced infant distress." This is her magical sleep cure? Drugging babies?
"The data, however, appeared equivalent until approximately week 4 of treatment when Positive Routines continued to produce additional improvement as Extinction reached a plateau."
Still reading through, trying to find an indication of why sleeping through the night is something to be desired in babies over 6 months (the first age mentioned in the article, although it also deals with studies mentioning babies sleeping through the night at 3 weeks. I would prefer to find evidence that sleeping through the night at 3 weeks is a good thing, but I'll be happy with them just giving evidence that it's positive at 6 months.)
Oh, I see... "sleeping through the night (5 hours or more)