So I'm on the fence about the CIO method. I have 9 month old twin boys and idk how it will work!
the tenitive plan I have in my head that I think I might try is start a routine with them and then once we have the routine going, start having them cio in their crib however. I'm concerned that they'll feed off each other, keep each other up, and it won't work well. idk i'm worried about it
any moms with twins ever done this?
plus they're 9months so theyre teething BAD (top teeth) and apparently going through a growth spurt so my question is, should I wait a month or two before I try this? is now the best time?
so lost and confused.
I just don't see how I can do this with twins. I need some help!!!
Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:20 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
It's not a punishment, Mom. It simply helps the child to learn that he needs to go to bed by himself. If you lay him down in his crib, the goal is to have him go to sleep, or lay there quietly. After a night or two of him throwing a tantrum, trust me, he will learn it's what he needs to do. It's not something that is set in stone... you just do it and he learns... simple as that. I don't understand asking all these questions about it... I hope to God, that there are not children out there who have never been allowed to cry it out for some reason or another. Also, Mom, crying it good for the lungs. It's how they open up those little alveoli and breathe. It's actually good for them. Good luck.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:28 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
I'd say 9 months is way too young for CIO, though I have dealt with two crying babies at once and I understand contemplating giving it a try. I think at 9 months they still need snuggles and reassurance. A routine is very helpful, but you don't have to be excessively strict with it. If one baby naturally goes to sleep first, let him and then concentrate on the more difficult one. With mine I would go through our bedtime or nap routine and try to lay them down in their cribs when they looked drowsy but not all the way asleep. If they resisted sleep I'd pat them on their backs until they fell asleep, but I tried not to get them back out of their cribs if at all possible. If they are having teething pain they may need some baby Orajel or possibly even Motrin. GL!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:31 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 5:32 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:39 PM on Jun. 22, 2010