I completely agree with COWGIRLinPEARLs. My son was Ferberized at about 2 months. I am in control of my child, not the other way around. He has been sleeping through the night since 2 months simply because I made him learn to put himself to sleep and BACK to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night...don't get me wrong, I fretted while listing to the monitor and IMMEDIATELY checked on him after he fell back asleep because I was absolutely terrified of him not being okay, but I knew that I wasn't doing him any service by running to save him everytime he whined in the middle of the night.
NOW...after defending the fact that I beleive in Ferberizing and responding to ignorant people that don't understand or respect the practice simply because it isn't what they chose to do...
To be able to help, we need to know how old your child is, why your child is crying, what is going on in your child's life..
at 2:13 AM on Jan. 2, 2011