CBS reports on parents who hired a team of “sleep specialists” to teach them how to get their five-month-old baby to sleep without three hours or more of lullabies, reading and bouncing on an exercise ball. The sleep consultants, who charge $500, told the exhausted parents not to keep picking up the baby when he whimpers. Let him cry for five minutes, go in and say “good night” with no touching, then let him cry for 10 minutes, go in and say “good night,” etc.
I read that in a book when my daughter was a baby, back in 1981. Now someone’s charging big bucks for the same advice?