Feb 21, 2009 12:03PM
need to know if anybdy has done controlled crying and if they have any advice and tips, this is the last resort and im unsure on how to do it?
Feb 20, 2009 7:44PM
we used cc. they suggest that you leave to for 5 mins to start and then slowly extend the time they are left for. a word of warning it is upsettin to do at times.i found that going in and strokin his face until he calmed down and then left again. i never left him alone if he got in a state. like i said it is hard but fin has slept through from 9 weeks and at 7 months sleeps 7-7. hope that helps and good luck. xxx
Feb 20, 2009 7:49PM
hi hun, i did cc with oliver at around 7m
i left him for 5mins to begin with, it is really heart renching, but worth it in the end
the longest he cried was 20 mins (a lifetime) but went from waking every 2hrs to sleeping through in 4 days
xxx good luck xxx
Feb 21, 2009 4:29AM
im starting this on sun night. not looking forward to it but have to get him into a routine before i go back to work.
becs and jack 7 months xx
Feb 21, 2009 5:48AM
CC worked brilliantly for us. Started off with 2 mins though as was really hard, then 5. Depends on the cry aswell though. Found that i made it worse if it sounded like the crying was changing - ie calming down. Then i knew to leave it longer. But worked so quickly, and it meant i had peace of mind with the sleep! xxx
Feb 21, 2009 8:58AM
For those of you who have tried controlled crying and have found it to work - when you went in to the room after a certain period of time (e.g. 2mins, then 5, then 7 etc) did you stay with your lo until they calmed down or did you just pat them to let them know you were there, or what else did you do? I'm considering trying this but not sure at the mo if I'm strong enough!
Feb 21, 2009 10:45AM
hi we tried cc with my 1st lo and it worked.I found it really hard and cried nearly as much as matt but it was well worth it in the end. gona start this week with my 2nd as she refuses to settle after 3am . If matt was really distressed i would go and let him know that i was there. like a friend of mine said ur baby cant scream louder than the volume ur tv can go up to
typical male x
Feb 21, 2009 12:03PM
We just went in, tucked him back in and left. didn't say anything, just made sure he knew we were there. Also i used to get v v paranoid about stuff when i could hear him so stayed as far away in the house as poss so i could just hear him and then moved closer when he was quieter. Hoovering helkps
Our house was SPOTLESS for that week! xx
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Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
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