My DD is 5 and a half months. She still gets up twice through the night to eat. It's driving me nuts! My oldest was sleeping through the night by 5 months! Why can't this one? There's no reason she should need to eat through the night. I tried to just let her cry herself to sleep last night, and she just gets herself more and more worked up until she's screaming so loud you'd think someone was killing her! It's ridiculous. This is stupid. She should be sleeping through the night by now. Is CIO REALLY that bad? I mean, honestly, what's the harm in a little crying?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by MRS...VIC at 1:57 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
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Answer by smarie1011 at 2:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Ignore the cereal in the bottle answer not only is it very dangerous it has the opposite effect and NO it does not help baby sleep through the night (Old wives tale)!!!
As others have said NEVER compare babies, even your own. You are going to be in for a long list of disappointments and a much harder road if you continue to compare your children!
Your child, obviously, does NEED to feed during the night (especially at 5 months). CIO is a method shrouded in controversy, for good reason, and goes against every motherly instinct we were entrusted with so why anyone would entertain such a method is beyond me. BTW CIO does not mean leaving a child to cry until they fall asleep. Ignoring a child while they cry can lead to a multitude of problems that can last a lifetime!!! Leaving a child to cry IS harmful!
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