I'm the happy wife to Kyle and Mom to three wonderful boys 6 and under. We have a wild, wonderful golden retriever, CeCe, and live in the beautiful coastal region of North Carolina.
I've been where you are - searching the internet looking for the "right" way to get my baby to sleep.
Between my obsessive desire to get it "right" and postpartum anxiety and depression driving a lot of my decisions, I became paralyzed with the fear of hurting my attachment with my baby and messing him up for the rest of his life.
So, I did nothing... until nothing was no longer a viable option.
It turns out sleep isn't a luxury, but a necessity! I was barely functioning and surely that wasn't helpful for my attachment to my baby or his well-being.
So, I followed the bits and pieces of information from what I could find online and took my pediatrician's advice, and just let him cry.
It was as awful as it sounds and I don't want any mother (or father!) to have to go through that!
Though there are still tears involved during the holistic approach to sleep training, - looking at more than just what to do at bedtime or nap time - this approach lessens the tears, sets our children up for success, and makes the entire experience more effective and less awful.
This is why I do what I do - I can EMPATHIZE with you, EQUIP YOU, ENCOURAGE YOU, and help you and your family get the SLEEP that you NEED!