Controlled Crying And CIO Baby…
Brad: All right. Hello everybody. We are just on our way to church this Sunday morning.
Greta: Good morning.
Brad: It is a beautiful, going to be almost 70 here in Iowa today. That is a beautiful day. We’ve got the kiddos in the car and plenty of road noise. It should be a nice and quiet podcast this morning. Last night was an interesting night. We put John Luke, our youngest, to sleep on his back.
Greta: Which, you know, most people put their children to sleep on their back. He’s been a tummy sleeper since he was about a month and a half old. He keeps rolling over from his tummy to his back because he’s just at that stage, but he can’t roll over from his back to his tummy. He likes sleeping on his tummy, but for some reason, he just rolls over because he can. Then I’m stuck coming in again and again until he falls asleep, rolling him back over to his tummy. I thought, “You know what? We’re just going to be done with that.” Last night, he rolled over on his back and we left him.
Brad: Yeah, it’s interesting because he was crying. We don’t like that anymore than you guys don’t like to listen to your crying babies, that’s for sure. You know it’s important to note, and the thing that I wanted to talk about. One of the things that makes our course so successful, our sleep accelerator course, is we’re parents, too. We have six kids. We have young children. Our oldest is eight. Our youngest, John Luke, is what, six months.
Greta: Four and a half.
Brad: Four and a half months. We are in the thick of parenting. We go through the same things that you do. We’re up there, putting John Luke down. He’s crying. I’m not liking it and all that stuff, but I know that all we’re doing is training our child. He’s loved and warm and fed and all that stuff. He just doesn’t like being on his back. We are in the thick of going through all the same things that you do. There are some consultants out there that are past their prime a little bit, as far as they haven’t had a newborn baby or actually used these tactics in many, many years. That’s one of the cool things about what we do and one of the reasons why we can connect so well with parents, is because we go through this stuff, too. We feel your pain. We know the work-arounds and we get to try all this stuff out on our children, as well.
Greta: Right. When I tell my clients, you can let them cry. You can let them resettle themselves. We know what the pain of that feels like. Last night, we talked through it. Brad, you had to talk me through it. Like, “He’s fine. His needs are met. He’s not in pain.”
Brad: Yeah. We had the, “Should we go in there? Should we wait awhile? Should we roll him over? Is this really right? Is this really time?” It’s just, this is the right thing to do. Stay the course. It’s hard, but this is what needs to be done. John Luke is going to be happier when he knows how to sleep on his tummy or his back.
Greta: Yeah. Anyway, last night was an uncomfortable night for me, just because my little one was not settled like I would have liked him to be. Now he’s got that skill. He has a skill.
Brad: Yep. We’re just pulling up to church here this morning, but just thought we’d say hello to everybody. Again, if you’re wanting to watch our free webinar, the three secrets of a sleeping baby, go to MyBabyCanSleep.com/register. That’s where we drop a lot of golden bombs on our free webinar. MyBabyCanSleep.com/register. Have a super day, everyone. Here’s to a sleeping baby.