I have 2 girls ages 2 almost 3, and the other is 16 months old. I am a SAHM, and my husband is away at work and comes home only on weekends. My 16 month old is clumsy and doesnt talk but understands when shes being talked to. I ask her to do things and she does it. But she is a big cry baby!! When she slips and I know shes ok, she screams and cries. I dont rush to pick her up anymore cuz most of the time I know shes fine, when she knows I am not looking she doesnt cry. Lately she wants constant attention, she wants to be held while I am cleaning, or cooking, doing my homework, even when I am brushing my teeth or washing my face. Sometimes she cries for no apparent reason, shes healthy and we took her to the doctor and said she is fine and healthy. Her diaper is changed, she is fed, and has things to do.. but she just continues to be this crying screaming dramatic baby! I am about to lose it, and I was wondering about using the CIO method on her and I was wondering if it would be effective for her! what do you think? How long should I let her cry it out and how should i go about it? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Sebbiemama at 2:56 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
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Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:08 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
I don't think CIO is EVER a good choice! It's culturally accepted child neglect! Babies and children cry because they need you or your help. The child stops crying because she learns that she can no longer hope for the caregiver to provide comfort, not because her distress has been alleviated.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:13 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
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