My 4 month old fights me to go to sleep on a daily basis. It was just in the evening from about 5-8, what I called the "witching hour" but now she is doing that during the day. I have to swaddle her with her kidopadamus swaddle! I want to know when is it ok to let her cry her self to sleep or should I still rock her! There are days that I want to pull my hair out with her. I have read conflicting stories about the CIO method and picking her up at the sound of a peep! Just would like some imput from other others who have been down this road! Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by admckenzie at 9:16 PM on Mar. 6, 2010
I do not believe that CIO is acceptable for children under 1 year of age or so. Babies cry when they need something. If she needs you to hold her then it's because she really does NEED you to hold her. Have you tried shhhhing her REALLY loud? like this.
also, i'd like to point out that the AAP is strongly against CIO because of it's connection to FTT.
Answer by outstandingLove at 9:19 PM on Mar. 6, 2010
CIO worked very well for our DD. I started putting her to bed without my swaddling her at about 5 months. If she did cry, I went in every 10 minutes, checked on her, kissed her, etc, and left the room again. She eventually fell asleep. Honestly we only had crying nights for the first week or so, and she went to bed just fine.
Now that she is 3.5, she'll cry MORE sometimes. LOL She wants mom or dad to just stay in her room, or she wants to come in ours. STILL I'll let her cry on such nights, and do 15 minute checks until she falls asleep. For the most part she's always gone to bed wonderfully.
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