we started yesterday at the recommendation of our pediatrician. Our baby is 12 weeks and has learned that we will hold him to sleep so he wakes up every 30 min to one hour all day and night for us to pick him up from his crib just so he can fall back asleep.Answer Question
Answer by LACEY122 at 2:34 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:35 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
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Answer by matobe at 2:39 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Instead of letting infants cry, American parents should keep their babies close, console them when they cry, and bring them to bed with them, where they'll feel safe, according to Michael L. Commons and Patrice M. Miller, researchers at the Medical School's Department of Psychiatry. ... "Parents should recognize that having their babies cry unnecessarily harms the baby permanently," Commons said. "It changes the nervous system so they're overly sensitive to future trauma."
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:42 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 2:43 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by hootie826 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
12 weeks is way too young for CIO even for CIO advocates. Please research CIO extensively before deciding on a sleep training method. It is one of the only methods that has research showing that it may be damaging to the child. Another thing your doctor should have told you is that sleep is a developmental milestone reached in each child's own time. CIO may very well make sleep much harder for your child especially if your child is waking up looking for your comfort. Which is their way of building the trust bond. Once baby trusts that you will be there for them when they need you baby will stop waking so frequently. That is one of the reasons why ignoring a baby's cries will keep you in the position you wish to get out of for much longer. Please research before attempting CIO with your precious one.
Answer by mama_l at 2:50 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:01 PM on Oct. 29, 2010
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