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Ok so my daughter is three months old and im wondering how i can try to get her on a schedule? & also, for mothers who have let the children CIO, when did you do this? - i dunno how i feel about doing it, i in a way dont want to but everytime she sleeps or naps, i have to soothe her to sleep, she wont do it on her own.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • just try to start doing things at the same time everyday, don't go out at nap times that will throw her off, not until after shes on a set schedule and can nap on the go. you could wake her up at the same time every day, play for a little while, then give her bottle (if she isn't hungry right away) then follow her lead if shes tired lay her down for her nap if shes still awake then let her stay up a little longer. try to get her to bed at the same time each night, or roughly 30 mins + or - that time.
    as for the CIO i did this at around 5 months, the first night we let her cry for 2 mins then went and talked to her rubbed her back a bit and walked out, let her cry for 5 mins the did the same thing then for 8 mins and so forth til she fell asleep. the second night we started out at 5 mins and added 5 mins each time, the third night started out at 8 mins and added 6 mins each time, the fourth night started at 10 mins and CONT

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • go natural and let the baby sleep when it is tired.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • crying it out is not a great idea! for some anxious babies

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • added 5 mins, only had to go in twice (the 10 min mark then i gave in about 13 mins later again) the next night the goal was to start out at 13 mins but she didn't make it that far she fell asleep after 8 mins. and after that we didn't have trouble having her sleep on her own, she cried for 5-10 mins for about a week and a half and after that went to sleep on her own. i will say i tried it 3 times before i actually stuck to it long enough, the first 3 nights i gave in after about 3 mins and rocked her to sleep, but i knew her personality and that it would work for her. some kids it won't work for, so go with your gut and what will be best for the both of you.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:29 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Don't let your baby CIO yet! She's only three months old! That child needs to know that you're there for her when she needs you. Just soothe her to sleep. I know it's a pain sometimes if you have other things to do such as cleaning, but before you know it she'll be too big for you to rock her to sleep in your arms and you'll miss the days when you could.

    Answer by HisMommy414 at 1:42 AM on Jun. 30, 2009

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