I always here CIO is horrible from some but I see it a little differently. Like I don't believe in CIO for hours or even longer than 20 min with my children and not until after 6 months. I would let mine CIO for 10 min at a time then go in a and hold calm and reassure then start over. CIO 10 min go in and reassure... I just see that different that CIO for a long periods or starting at 3 days old or something. Do you think there are different ways of doing CIO or is it all the same to you? Obviously everyone should do what id best for there family of course! Just curious.
I think everyone has a different idea of what CIO means and those that are dead set against it (and vocal about it) are the ones that think it means just letting a baby cry for hours on end without caring. That's hardly how I decribe it.
For me I couldn't let them cry more then 20-30 minutes and that was with me checking on them several times. And it depened completely on the child and what the cry sounded like. One of my kids was the kind that would cry and cry for no reason. Cuddling did nothing (if anything they would fight you and want to be put down). I learned to just let that one go until they cried themselves to sleep. Another kid might not make it past 5 minutes before I decided the cry sounded wrong and they needed something else. It was very individual and we used it more with some kids than others. It worked for us.
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I did every 5 minutes. Crying is the only communication a baby has.. if you let them cry to long they think you are never going to come and they feel helpless and despair. I refused to let my child fall asleep thinking I wasn't there for them. I went in every 5 minutes and simply placed my had on their backs so they knew I was there if they needed me... the crying never seemed to last longer then 15-20 mins. before they settled down and would fall asleep quietly after blowing off a little steam. But what was important to me was they fell asleep knowing I would come if they needed me, and they didn't feel alone or abandoned!! ;o)
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