We finally bought some sleep books because, at nearly 8 months, our LadyBug (previously known as the Little Lady) was still not sleeping through the night. To give you a bit of context, she’s bottle fed and now on solids, so there is absolutely no reason she should be waking up 5 or more times a night. She’d start fussing and if someone didn’t zip in with a pacifier recovery, all hell would break loose.
So, I bought some books and Big Guy (who may get renamed Our Hero), decided that she needed to go to bed earlier. We had tried a bit of “crying it out” but she got so worked up, and I got so upset, that it just wasn’t worth it. So, one night Our Hero read her a story and put her to bed AWAKE and walked out. She cried for all of 5 minutes and then went to sleep. And guess what? She slept through the night.
And that, my friends, is the magic that you get when you spend $50 on sleep books and decide to put your kid to bed a half an hour earlier.