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No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers

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Has anyone tried these methods? We tried it with our daughter as an infant and she cried, a lot. Now that she is 2 years 4 months, we are still dealing with a myriad of sleeping issues: refusing to nap, refusing to go down at night with ease (despite a set bedtime and set routine), waking with blood-curdling screams, etc.
I am of the opinion that the "No Cry Sleep" techniques we used on her as an infant set her up to now be a poor sleeper. Ex.: We used to lay on her floor and just say "SHHHH", instead of picking her up, while she stood and screamed for us to pick her up. I think that she learned early on that her bed was a place of sadness and rejection.
I'd like to be able to mend this and was wondering if anyone could give me some insight as to whether the "toddler" methods in the companion edition address "past trauma".
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Just to clarify, are you talking about the original No Cry Sleep Solutions book or the new one that just came out called the No Cry Sleep Solutions for Toddlers and Preschoolers?

We use the baby one on our second and though we didn't use them right out of the book, we modified them a little to where we felt comfortable with them. They worked okay, and she was a great sleeper for a while, until we recently moved her in to a toddler bed, in preparation for our upcoming baby.

I'd like to take a look at the toddler book and see if it's any different.

I probably didn't help at all! I'm sorry :S
I tried NCSS when ds was a babe but found it useless. I could sling,swing, sing to him for hours and he still wouldn't go to sleep. I got the routine part, he just still wouldn't go to sleep. sometimes he would wack himself in the face to stay awake. He is a sleep fighter. I have just had to learn to accept this. I was the same way. I see my mom smile wickedly sometimes. . .

Ok, I have not seen the new book but would be interested. I didn't think her ideas were bad for normal kids, but ds has the ability to operate on very limited sleep :LOL .
We tried the NCSS with dd it just didn't work and we gave up - it just got us all stressed out and in a worse situation than before she would wake up screaming and crying until she made herself sick, she is very exciteable and reacts very quickly to situations we only did it for a couple of nights and so we agreed to ride it out and continued to nurse her to sleep and nurse during the night as she wished and she stopped all of her own accord - sort led me into the CLWing rather than forcing a situation on her that she was obviously uncomfortable with. I have also spoken to other friends who have tried to use this as their solution and it hasn't worked for them either but there again different methods work for different kids/people.
I am sorry to hear about your sleep situation. Several things in NCSS worked for us and thru teething we had to change it a bit,but we always took what we thought would help and left the rest. I do not recall that it was a hard and fast rule not to pick them up...I always did if the shhhh didn't work. Still doesn't work. We still nurse or walk to sleep...and nurse at night tho that is needing to go because I am pretty tired. What IS working is putting DH between us..she senses I am gone and does not wake as often.

I am getting the NCSS for toddlers after seeing good reviews on Amazon. I will try to post again after I read it (which will be 48hrs after it arrives

I hope someone posts that can offer you more help.
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I just bought it on ebay, hopefully it will help me get my 3 yo back in his bed part time. (because of a recent up-cropping of irational fears he won't go to bed in his bed aNYMORE) I'll let you know how it is!
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I just bought the NCSS for toddlers recently and am about halfway through. We obviously haven't implemented anything yet; if we do, I'll let y'all know how it goes.
I'm a little more than halfway through the new NCSS for Toddlers and Preschoolers, and I think Pantley has given some great suggestions thus far! Once I get through it and am ready to implement a new sleep plan, I'll certainly report back
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my copy came in the mail today! It looks promising, I'll report back once I've started reading and implementing.
I tried some suggestions from NCSS w/ dd when she was a babe, but she was a high need babe and nothing really helped.

I'll be interested to hear from others about the one for toddlers & preschoolers.

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