we'll see if this guy knows what he's talking about.
Ava used to be a good sleeper. Ava still is a good sleeper, when in my arms, or next to me sharing my pillow. When she wakes up all alone in her crib is when she is not such a good sleeper. The Ferber guy says that the most common type of sleep problem is: when your baby falls asleep in one environment (ie: your arms, being rocked, etc.) and wakes up in another (ie: her crib) this upsets them and they cry. Once they get used to their environment being the same then it's not so bad. bed time = happy time...once we get to that point. According to Ferber & other websites, it should take between 3 days and 2 weeks...but mostly within the first week they understand that throwing a fit/crying will not get their way. we still go in and tell her we love her, pat her back, and in some instances have to lay her back down because she is standing up in her crib ready to get out.
so, here we go. last night was our first attempt. we made it thru bed time, it took about 45 min to an hour of us going in every 5 minutes and then so on. at some point tho in the night one of us got her and she slept the rest of the night with us. I feel certain that's not in the Ferber rules. So we're trying again tonight.