This is such an controversial subject...
I believe in doing what is right for you and your family, I also know why sleep deprivation was used as torture.
Some people can function on not much sleep some people can't.
I don't think any mother undertakes the CIO method lightly because listening to your baby cry is torture of another kind and if your not 100 percent ready you will most likely fail.
After months of little sleep night after night, I couldn't take anymore but also Harper couldn't he was always tired with poor weight gain the doctors told me he needed to get some sleep, he was waking every hour and a half to every forty minuets, every. single. night. I was a wreck and so tired I didn't have a lot left to give.
So I did what I thought I would never do I let my baby cry.
I won't lie it was one of the hardest things I've done and each night I cried in the next room with him.
I used a routine by Tizzie Hall and found her to be brilliant I strongly recommend the book save our sleep to any mothers looking for help. I followed it down to the minute for the first couple of weeks, I got results within a couple of days. Harper learnt to self sooth and it was amazing. After a couple of months sleep pattens changed and I wasn't as regimented with the routine, he started crying when I put him down to nap, I gave him back a dummy I didn't want to go through anymore crying, after leaning to self sooth he didn't wake at night if his dummy fell out and went down with no fuss.
These days if Harper wakes in the middle of the night I usually bring him to bed with us and I'm fine with that, I always wanted him in bed to snuggle but was terrified of cot death, now I feel I have the best of both worlds Harper naps with no fuss, he sleeps well at night and sometimes he comes to bed with us but he will always go to bed in his cot so I'm not having to lye with him or rock him but most of all I don't have to listen to him cry.
So to a point I believe in some form of sleep training, when its really needed and if it feels right but most of all I believe in routine.
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6. Your most embarrassing moment
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What are some of your favorite MAC products, and what foundation/powder do you wear?
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. A YouTube video
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. What do you wish for?
Day 16. How old was Harper when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. If you could, what would you tell yourself before you had your baby?
Day 19. Write about your significant other
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 22. What did you do today?
Day 23. Who's your celebrity look alike?
Day 24. What is God teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Your day, in great detail
Day 30. What do you think is going to happen to you after you die?
Day 31. Your favorite quote