The sleep coach can get your baby to ...

The sleep coach can get your baby to sleep like a baby

There are 20 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from May 14, 2008, titled The sleep coach can get your baby to sleep like a baby. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

New mom, Becky Sullivan, says her son A.J. is the perfect baby. After being married for ten years, she and her husband decided to give parenting a try.

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Jennifer

Valrico, FL

#1 May 14, 2008
I find your reporting on this to be not only distasteful, but also dangerous.

Advocating rigid scheduling and cry it out methods on such young babies is appalling, and has been found to be harmful to their health and brain development.

A baby as young as the ones starting this program as shown in your report have a very real danger of their blood sugar dropping in these 'scheduled' sleep times. Babies are not meant to sleep through the night; they get up because they're hungry. Ignoring these cues for too long and you could be causing serious damage.

I would expect a legitimate news source to report facts such as these to the general public when broadcasting. Doing research on the topic at hand can be time consuming, at best. However, encouraging new parents to employ these methods is ludicrous. The cry it out method is not advised by health professionals to be used with babies under 6 months of age, at least.

Secondly, scheduled feedings as employed by this 'sleep coach' are extremely detrimental to a healthy breastfeeding relationship between mother and babe.

Please, next time you run a piece like this, include ALL the facts. Advocating scheduling and crying it out with newborns is irresponsible.

“Betty M”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa

#2 May 15, 2008
Jennifer, I don't know how old you are but I bet if you are in your 20's if you ask your Mom you will find out that you were on a schedule when you were a baby and it doesn't seem to have harmed you. Back in the "old" days, babies were on a schedule for sleeping and eating. My two daughters are very normal, very intelligent young ladies today and one is a mom to one with a second one on the way. I also breastfeed both of my girls, again on a schedule...not a rigid one....some days they just weren't sleepy or hungry, so their schedule was a bit off. If you want some food for thought if your child is in daycare aren't they on a sleep/eat/play schedule? Just an "old ladies" point of view. As far as the cry it out, my daughter will tell you my grand daughter at the age of two never cries it out when I am around!!! LOL Keep up the good work with your child/children.
Semi-Crunchie Mommy

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 May 15, 2008
I'm not in my 20's..but rather my 40's and I agree 100% with Jennifer. Our parents did a lot of things that we now know are not good for us such as riding a bike w/o a helmet, not wearing a seatbelt in the car, etc?

People, do some research and find out WHY a baby cries, why a baby has the sleep patterns it does BEFORE you employ these cry-it-out methods. Just because these so-called "experts" say this is ok for your baby, doesn't mean it is. These solutions were created to make the parents happy, not what is best for the baby. If you make the decision to bring a baby into this world, don't you owe it to your baby to do what is best for baby, even if it means that you are inconvenienced for a while?

“Betty M”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa

#4 May 15, 2008
Have I missed something in this article? I have reread it several times and nowhere in it do I find the cry it out method mentioned. I even went as far as her website and see it nowhere on there. So, I called her number and was told that she does not employ the let them cry it out method. Perhaps you know differently, if you do please comment. Thanks.
JJJ

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 May 15, 2008
I had to comment here because as a mother of two children who has also referred over 12 families to Shari i am floored by the negative comments from those of you who are not aware of the method used here. Shari being a mother of 2 herself had tried several methods, none of which worked for her own children, she then developed this method NOT BASED ON A CRY IT OUT REGIME at all. There is a lot more involved here, and I have over a dozen of my own stories to share where this method has helped families tremendously and still continues to do so. I also find it sad that some of you have the desire to make such comments based on bits and pieces and never a session with her. This program helped me more than i can take the time to explain and several of my friends and clients so before you are so quick to comment negatively, respect the rights of parents to make their own choice and know the facts about Shari and her method. Her years of experience with countless other success stories are just another fact left untold.
FED UP

Casselberry, FL

#6 May 15, 2008
I raised 3 kids and I NEVER had a sleepless night! Granted, the new born 3 a.m. feedings but that only lasts about a month. Why would anybody deny their child a well organized schedule?
JJJ

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 May 15, 2008
I had to comment here because as a mother of two children who has also referred over 12 families to Shari i am floored by the negative comments from those of you who are not aware of the method used here. Shari being a mother of 2 herself had tried several methods, none of which worked for her own children, she then developed this method NOT BASED ON A CRY IT OUT REGIME at all. There is a lot more involved here, and I have over a dozen of my own stories to share where this method has helped families tremendously and still continues to do so. I also find it sad that some of you have the desire to make such comments based on bits and pieces and never a session with her. This program helped me more than i can take the time to explain and several of my friends and clients so before you are so quick to comment negatively, respect the rights of parents to make their own choice and know the facts about Shari and her method. Her years of experience with countless other success stories are just another fact left untold.
Wanda

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 May 16, 2008
I think saying all women's breasts can fill their babies in 30 minutes can be dangerous. Some women have a smaller storage capacity and need longer to sufficiently feed their child. I had a doctor telling me 15 minutes per side when my first was born and by 2 weeks, he was dehydrated and half a pound under birth weight. When I started letting him breastfeed for as long as he wanted, he regained his weight. Newborns may need to breastfeed 10-12 times per day, which may work for some during daytime only, but other babies NEED to nurse during the night. I'm sure it's great to have a
Wanda

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 May 16, 2008
(oops - that got cut off)

I'm sure it's great to have a baby sleeping 12 hours a night, but there has to be a balance. I would never plan to deny my children a well organized schedule, but not at the expense of aduquate breastfeeding.
Melissa

Baltimore, MD

#10 Jan 31, 2009
Does anybody have the downloaded version of the sleep baby coach!!! was wondering if it worked? if so could you send it to me please!!! have tried everything with my 20 month old

Thanks

[email protected]
jasmine

North Shields, UK

#11 Jan 9, 2010
Jennifer wrote:
I find your reporting on this to be not only distasteful, but also dangerous.
Advocating rigid scheduling and cry it out methods on such young babies is appalling, and has been found to be harmful to their health and brain development.
A baby as young as the ones starting this program as shown in your report have a very real danger of their blood sugar dropping in these 'scheduled' sleep times. Babies are not meant to sleep through the night; they get up because they're hungry. Ignoring these cues for too long and you could be causing serious damage.
I would expect a legitimate news source to report facts such as these to the general public when broadcasting. Doing research on the topic at hand can be time consuming, at best. However, encouraging new parents to employ these methods is ludicrous. The cry it out method is not advised by health professionals to be used with babies under 6 months of age, at least.
Secondly, scheduled feedings as employed by this 'sleep coach' are extremely detrimental to a healthy breastfeeding relationship between mother and babe.
Please, next time you run a piece like this, include ALL the facts. Advocating scheduling and crying it out with newborns is irresponsible.
i agree with you jennifer, i have three kids whom i have all breast fed, i found that breast feeding has no routine and is basically what is reffered to as on demand feeding also i feel young babies should never be left to just 'cry it out' you cannot teach or force routine upon avery young baby,i belive it is at six months when a child is weaned then you should begin a routine, mind you breastfeeding does play havoc with your sleep patterns.child bearing and bringing up a child is the most difficult job in the world who ever thinks that once they've had a baby its gonna be hunky dory ure in for a BIG surprise.
jasmine

North Shields, UK

#12 Jan 9, 2010
Semi-Crunchie Mommy wrote:
I'm not in my 20's..but rather my 40's and I agree 100% with Jennifer. Our parents did a lot of things that we now know are not good for us such as riding a bike w/o a helmet, not wearing a seatbelt in the car, etc?
People, do some research and find out WHY a baby cries, why a baby has the sleep patterns it does BEFORE you employ these cry-it-out methods. Just because these so-called "experts" say this is ok for your baby, doesn't mean it is. These solutions were created to make the parents happy, not what is best for the baby. If you make the decision to bring a baby into this world, don't you owe it to your baby to do what is best for baby, even if it means that you are inconvenienced for a while?
WELL SAID I TOTALLY AGREE, now adays it seems to be a trend to be pregnant cos thats what the stars are doing but the likes of Anglina Jolie can afford to churn out as many babies as they wish cos at the end of the day they ar not the one who will b caring for the child th nannies will. I say dont have kids if ur not willing to put in the hard work.
jasmine

North Shields, UK

#13 Jan 9, 2010
Wanda wrote:
I think saying all women's breasts can fill their babies in 30 minutes can be dangerous. Some women have a smaller storage capacity and need longer to sufficiently feed their child. I had a doctor telling me 15 minutes per side when my first was born and by 2 weeks, he was dehydrated and half a pound under birth weight. When I started letting him breastfeed for as long as he wanted, he regained his weight. Newborns may need to breastfeed 10-12 times per day, which may work for some during daytime only, but other babies NEED to nurse during the night. I'm sure it's great to have a
That doctor neds a boot up his arse, breast feeding is done on demand as and when the child needs, and as for how long for that is totally up to the childs hunger ther is no time limit
jasmine

North Shields, UK

#14 Jan 9, 2010
SORRY ABOUT MY INADEQUATE SPELLING I AM BREAST FEDING AS I TYPE
dropnusa

Saint Petersburg, FL

#15 Oct 31, 2010
babies need a good sleep patern. that is the problem parents let their kids control them instead of the other way around even during baby years.
even at 2 my girl knows when I tell her to do something I do not have to count to 3 period

Since: Nov 10

Burlington, KY

#16 Nov 25, 2010
what is so wrong with cry outs? I have babysat my lil cousins and one was 5 months old I checked she wasn't hungry or needed a diaper. So I let her scream it has been proven to help alot. It stretches out their lungs. I am in my 20's and all I have is when my lil cousins used to live with us. You must start young thats why kids are horrible these days. If i did half the stuff some of stuff some of my lil cousin do I would surly had my butt hit for that. You dont have to ensue horrible fear I give my cousins chores extra chores like pulling weeds if they break my rules. None of them ever talk back to me ever like they do their parents. Kids need scedule and I am glad That i was on regime i came out perfectly fine.

Since: Nov 10

Burlington, KY

#17 Nov 25, 2010
Doctor are stupid as it is... i take them simi-advice is what I call it. Docs said I'll never make it alive past 4yrs old I'm 20yrs old.
Notorious

Galveston, TX

#18 Dec 22, 2010
Crowz wrote:
what is so wrong with cry outs? I have babysat my lil cousins and one was 5 months old I checked she wasn't hungry or needed a diaper. So I let her scream it has been proven to help alot. It stretches out their lungs. I am in my 20's and all I have is when my lil cousins used to live with us. You must start young thats why kids are horrible these days. If i did half the stuff some of stuff some of my lil cousin do I would surly had my butt hit for that. You dont have to ensue horrible fear I give my cousins chores extra chores like pulling weeds if they break my rules. None of them ever talk back to me ever like they do their parents. Kids need scedule and I am glad That i was on regime i came out perfectly fine.
You have a horrible idea of proper parenting. Please don't ever reproduce or babysit kids again.

http://www.sleepnet.com/infant3/messages/534....

Read that and tell me if you still think cry it out is acceptable.
Pam

Lake Wales, FL

#19 Dec 27, 2010
If you want a good nights sleep, get yourself some of those noise canceling headphones.
canadian girl

Cornwall, Canada

#20 Feb 23, 2011
People please tell me how u do it.... Had/ have ur baby sleep tjrough the night. My little guy is 7 month and is up 1 or 2 a night. I have him on a daily schedual/ routen hes usaly ready for bed 7 pm and up at 6am . Any sugestions?

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