O.K so my Ped. said that Kaitlyn is a "trained" sleeper....meaning she only goes to sleep by me rocking her or nursing her to sleep. She tells me to nurse her and rock her until she's almost asleep & then lay her in her crib & let her cry. I went in every 5-7 mintues to try to soothe her...after about an hour of that she fell asleep & slept ALL night! Hasn't done that in 2 months. I was told to do the same thing for her naps. Kaitlyn screamed bloody murder for over an hour and would not go to sleep. I ended up getting her up and playing with her. How long should I keep going in and "soothing" her (which by the way only makes the crying worse!). How long should I let her scream before giving up? PLEASE HELP!Answer Question
Answer by feesharose at 1:43 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by calapuls at 2:03 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by sweetscrappin at 2:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by angelairelan at 2:17 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
CIO is very harmful! I am sure every bone in your motherly body tells you it is wrong to make your child cry and leave them to do it for so long. Have you ever cried hard for 10 minutes? Now think about being left by the one that is suppose to take care of you and love you for an hour or more to cry. Not only that but you come in and just stare and pat but don't help. You can basically feel that trust and bond go right out the window. There are many other 'sleep training' books out there. Why subject your child to a method that has proof of possible harm? Try the No Cry Sleep Solution it is SO much better for mom & baby with better results.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by KaroGreenly at 5:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by DreamComeTrue08 at 6:14 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Check out this link to around 15 links to different studies stating the dangers of CIO. Please show me one that shows no damage is possible. While many believe no harm is done with CIO the studies do not agree nor do the doctors. Dr Ferber has back peddled in numerous articles and says he was pushed to write certain sections of his famous book. Please feel free to do your own research but stating that CIO does not have the possibility of harm shows the lack of education on that parenting style. Educate yourself and then decide.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
BTW There are numerous reasons why people have to remain anonymous while answering. I would love to put my name on any of my answers. Education makes one knowledgeable not judgemental. : )
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by myboogiewoogie at 9:57 PM on Oct. 4, 2008