My pediatrician recommended getting Dr. Ferber's book and trying it for my daughter because I can only get her to sleep in her swing. Has anyone had success with this or is it a bad idea. She is 4 months and I thought that was too young for CIO. Haven't gotten the book so I don't really know the details about it.Answer Question
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:19 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:35 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by coala at 7:52 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Sleeping in a swing is very dangerous. The baby's head is top heavy and can drop just a little and cut off the air supply. Babies die sleeping in swings. Ferber is dangerous also. Babies died using his first method and he came out with a second book. Yes, parents ignored their babies and they died.
I recommend William Sears books. He has books that are just about sleep. He is a co-sleeping advocate but he also has lots of tips for helping babies sleep alone if the parents are in a situation where they can't co-sleep or they don't want to co-sleep. I've heard him speak many times but it's been awhile. There is something about holding your baby for around 20 min after they fall asleep and watching their eyelids for cues that you can put them down. He is anti-cio.
Cio is dangerous and mean.
Answer by Gailll at 8:24 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by elwalters77 at 8:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
As others have said follow your instincts and if there is one thing our mother instincts are definite about it is CIO. I don't know one mother whose heart does not break and who doesn't get that natural urge to go get your child and comfort them during CIO practices. We are built with this reaction for a reason, CIO is not good for baby or anyone for that matter. At 4 months it sounds like your LO is right on track. Keep in mind ..,. the swing will not always be there for baby (she will grow out of it) so it is not habit forming or something you should worry about! She will eventually be uncomfortable in the swing and will sleep elsewhere when it is time. Definitely don't stress over this!
Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by balagan_imma at 8:41 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by missanc at 8:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2010
Answer by bamsmom2001 at 8:46 PM on Mar. 30, 2010