OKay so I read the article that Clover left in my comments. Now here is the thing I see here as well as in many articles about the Ezo's. They are being blamed for the sins of other people. The person writing this article clearly said
"To my knowledge, Michael and Debi Pearl do not give specific instructions to wrap a child tightly in blankets if he in not "obeying" and is getting out of bed at night."
Okay so it's pretty clear that they did not tell this woman to suffocate her child. Yes the Pearls do advise on some seriously strict dicipline and I'm not saying that I buy in to all of it (I haven't read all of it) so I don't want to hear about "but they do this" and "did you know that they do this too"
What I'm saying is, it's really easy to point fingers, we all want to find someone in authority to blame. Couldn't it possibly be that this woman had lost all common sense and was obviously not thinking clearly. She found something that she liked but when the going got tough, instead of using her brain and turning to God, she gave into her frustrations.
We as parents have a responsability to raise our children to be a Godly creation that gives glory to God. We are to do this with God at our side and by his word. All else is secondary and opinion. When we read parenting books we need to measure them to the word, not by the way they make us feel.
I do not know this mom, I don't understand her life and why this happened. There is a chance that this child would have died regardless of her parenting methods.
We can blame whoever we want but in the end we are accountable to God alone for our sins.
Check out the Pearls webpage, http://www.nogreaterjoy.org , you will see that all of their children are ALIVE, they are living fully for the Lord, in Godly marriages raising Godly children. Try reading about some of the success stories they have to share. There needs to be a balance, remember "chew the meat and spit out the bones"? It works both ways.
Figure this out for yourself, not going on someone's opinion, mine included.
God Bless you and keep you!