I have a friend who's been complaining to me that her 10 month old daughter hasn't slept in 4 days... (I'm not trying to judge her with this post, I'm trying to help).
Their baby sleeps in a crib in her own room, they refuse to "give in" to her and won't put her in their bed. I know everyone should raise their kids how they see fit... but, really? The poor kid hasn't slept in 4 days.
They're also not very touchy-feely with her, and I know she just wants to be held but they don't want her to "get used to that" (what?? feeling loved??... yea I know).
I don't like talking this way about a friend sometimes I just feel like these people have no business with an infant! (They must feel the same about me, I'm sure)
So at this point, when the poor child is now beyond sleep-deprived, what would you do/say to convince them that mayyyybe doing things by the book (not sure which book) isn't working?