So we’re trying to Ferberize our kid which isn’t something you get at the dry cleaners, but rather a method (devised by some guy named Richard Ferber) on how to get your baby to teach themselves to fall asleep and soothe themselves back to sleep if they wake up in the night.
Basically this wicked method requires that the parents just let the baby cry in the crib for certain set intervals, and only going in to soothe the kid for a few seconds before leaving the room again. The theory is that the baby knows that if he/she cries, Mom or Dad will come in and pick ‘em up. This method tries to break that connection by only giving minimal comfort to the kid at increasingly spaced-out intervals and eventually they catch on that they should just go to sleep.
So right now Hank is up there screaming his fool head off and sounding like Rod Stewart gargling shards of glass, and we are downstairs counting off the 5 minute intervals until we can go up and calm him down for for a few seconds.
Did this work for anybody out there?