and at what age are they/were they? I don't 'do' cio but I'm curios.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in General Parenting
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Answer by MaryMW at 4:30 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Starting at about six months old we did our own version of cry it out. I did one evening of all out cry it out (several hours) and it killed me. So I'd put my baby in their crib and let them be. If they started crying I'd give them 5 minutes to sort themselves. At that 5 minute mark, if they were starting to wind down I'd let them go another 5 minutes; for a total of 10 minutes, post lay down. If they were still going strong at that first five minutes I'd go in and comfort them. Also, if at any time the cry changed from protest to pissed off/scared I'd throw the timing out the window and go in immediately to comfort.
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:46 PM on Mar. 23, 2011
Never. Even Ferber who initially wrote about it has come out and said it isn't necassarily a good thing when done the way he first proposed. I would be very wary of any CIO methods and definitely do a lot of research before implementing them. There is a lot of controversy out there about it. I did what felt right to me and that was to cosleep and keep my babies close and not let them cry. Fuss yes, cry alone no. There were many nights with my oldest teething where he cried himself to sleep, but he did it while in my arms not alone in a dark room.
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