I know there are 4 other posts on controlled crying in this section and I have read them through but all the situations are different to mine so here goes...
My brother and his wife practice controlled crying as do a couple of other friends of ours. From what I understand they let their babies cry for up to an hour at a time from the time they are a few weeks old, not allowing them to wake up from 10 pm till 7 am and then after a few months they are in bed from 7 pm till 7 am. I am told that my nephew slept through from 7 till 7 from the time he was 6 weeks old.
I strongly disagree with this and as a result my 10 month old daughter still wakes once or twice a night. I am 8 weeks pregnant and my husband is starting to wonder whether perhaps we should try controlled crying for the next one to avoid the same problem, I disagree but one of our friends told him the other day that he should just put his foot down and say this is how it is going to be, and since then he has been pushing this a bit.
Although I agree sleep would be a wonderful thing I am still not convinced and would love to hear what everyone else thinks about this.
(PS, don't get me wrong, I don't look down on other people who do believe in this and have never said anything to my brother or to our friends more than to say I couldn't do it myself, I just don't believe it's right for me)
Erin,W.A. kids 12,5,2 and 1