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Hi,

I'm reading the NCSS for what seem to be the 10th time (like I said in another thread) to help my dd (22 months) to have a better sleep. She's waking almost every hour (sometimes more) and it takes forever to get her to fall asleep.

I have tried most of Pantley's "solutions" (routines in day and bedtime routine, good naps, *trying* to introduce a lovey, sleep cues, gentle removal plan, etc.) at different periods and we never saw real improvement.

However, Pantley says 92% of her test-mothers saw there baby sleep for more than 5 hours by 60 days of following this plan.

So I'm asking myself if I'm in the 8%?? Or, maybe I did not strick enough to my plan? Or maybe the sample of her experiment is not good?

If you tried that "method", can you share with us your experience?

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I didn't have much luck. I've been trying to use the gentle pull off since April and I haven't seen a significant improvement. I've tried not to analyze it too much, I just figure she'll sleep when she's ready. Christmas night she slept for 9.5 hours. THe first time ever!

Good luck.
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I read it many months ago, and saw some improvement...but I really never stuck with it. Then, a month ago, I decided to get serious about the suck to sleep dependence. He took a pacifier at naps and bedtime, and I started phasing it out (he'd nurse to sleep and then I'd switch out the breast for the paci). It's been almost 2 weeks since he's had the paci at all, and a month since he used it at night. This took a bit of work, but using the NCSS method, it was gentle, gradual, and it worked! (I also read some stuff about pacis and mouth shape/dental problems, so I was determined to get rid of those for good). I've also started trying to pat him back to sleep (we co-sleep). I've been so sleep deprived, that I just immediately pulled up my shirt and latched him on because it was the easiest way to get me right back to sleep. I can actually pat him or rub his tummy/back/head once a night. Last night, he didn't wake up for his first usual feeding (though he varied from 3-6 nursing a night, with 3 being a rare and wonderful thing). I got 5 hours of sleep in row last night(at least I think so....if I didn't wake up enough to remember, I guess that counts too..lol). He's now waking up an average of 3 times a night, which is wonderful. I'd be happy with 1-3 forever really, since I already get up at least once a night myself.

Another thing that I think helped was I put a humidifier in our room last night. I didn't wake up super thirsty, so he must not have been either. We have forced air heat and it's been cold lately....so its on a lot. It also helps if I sleep better. I've been restless lately, and it wakes him up more.

Good luck!
 

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Add me to those who didn't have much luck. Although I like her gentle "no cry" approach, I found that she made lot of generalizations about what babies and toddlers need in terms of sleep, and most of it just didn't apply to my dd.

I guess she's in that 8%, too.
 

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I read it, studied it, tried to implent it and it just didn't work for us. I felt that her ideas were good but there was no clear way to achieve it. I felt like I was reading a bunch of statements that were saying "this will work as long as you keep it up but it may take 6 months and then it may not even work" But I did take a few of her ideas and have been using them.
 

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Didn't work here, we tried the whole method with ds, right when the book came out, I've tried a few things with dd without any success. We always had a routine for nighttime, I could never get either kid to use a "lovey" other than me. The Pantly pull out, was a total failure with both kids. I was/am too sleep deprived to keep up with charts.

It's really a shame I like her ideas and love that fact that there is a book out there supporting co-sleeping and breastfeeding. But they just weren't helpful for us.
 

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So bummed! I just ordered the book. I am about to cio with my 4 year old. He sleeps like a dream in our bed, but is so noisy about his dreaming. He wakes up everyone in the bed, including his 2 year old sister. Who of course wants to nurse back to sleep. I was going to try to 'get' her before she gets too old. Perhaps I'll be the 82%!
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Hi-
I have had some success with it
Especially just tuning into when DD was ready for nap and bed, setting up routine (even if it is DH walking her to sleep) , and the "pull-off" worked for a while. This past week she has been nursing what seems all night...attributing it to growth spurt and teething. I definitely think it is worth trying for awhile. HTH!
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I had comeplete success with it. Well, success as I define it. J is only 9 months old, so I don't want her sleeping through the night yet- just not waking up every hour.
 

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I had great success with it when ds was 15 months old. We did however substitute the breast for a paci, which is now a problem -- but he was not sleeping through the night at that point, and in less than a week he was. Transitioning him off the breast, soothing him back to sleep, and setting up a consistent bedtime routine really worked for us.
 

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Hi Maman,

The only thing that worked for us was the Pantly Pull Out Method. We started that around 4 mos old. DD is going on 14 mos and it's worked so far. But the waking every hour has not changed :yawning:

Good luck
 
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