for 3 weeks now every night around 7 she starts getting sleepy and fusy and then the "show down" begins . i rock her, play mucis, sing to her, bounce her pat her butt i try it all and then all that work and i give in and give her the bottle and she falls right to sleep, heres the problem the dr said not to let her fall asleep with a bottle it all around bad and other moms told me to do the "cry it out" method.
cry it out = put them in there crib and let them cry them selfs to sleep.
i dont how i feel about that. it kind makes me feel like a bad mom is there another way? or dose this really work?
Answer by loulou332 at 4:44 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
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Answer by KatieCrandall at 6:41 PM on Nov. 14, 2008
CIO has many damaging properties. Look it up online, the medical studies solely show negative effects. You feel like it is wrong because it is. There are plenty of other methods available. Why use a method that shows that it may cause damage when there are plenty out there that never carry that stigma? The No Cry Sleep Solution is an amazing book. Also there is a great group on CafeMom called CIO Alternatives. Please go research before relying on the lazy method .. uhh I mean CIO. Ignoring a child is cruel plain and simple.
Another thing to keep in the forefront is the fact that at 4 months you will start to have a restless, sleepless child due to the child just realizing the world around them. This is a normal developmental stage and it is to be celebrated not punished. Baby will soon get back to a different sleeping pattern.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Nov. 14, 2008