Thursday, April 7, 2011

i kept hearing about the ferber method, how great it was and how well it worked.
jocelyn and i ferberized reese. reese experienced ferberization. this is true. these are real words.

the ferber method is one way to teach (ferberize) your child to self-soothe and fall asleep on their own (ferberization).  you decide on an amount of time to wait, allowing her to cry, before going in to comfort her, never removing her from the crib, but just letting her know you are there if she needs.  so we decided 5 minutes would be long enough.  the first night she cried 35 minutes. absolutely heart-wrenching.  the second night 9 minutes. manageable. the third night one minute. amazing. she has had a couple of rebound nights that need a little extra comfort but all in all, it turned out to be a great method and worked really well for us.

reese "sleeping" from Kara Williams on Vimeo.

or at least we think it works and we think she's sleeping.

share this on »
1 Comment »

One Response to “ferberization”

Megan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway!

Ahhhhh. I need to get my act together and do some sort of method / sleep training with my kiddo. I just hate to let her cry. Even when I know it's part of the learning process.

Glad it worked well for you! :)