I have a 6 month old that will not nap for me, and nighttime is equally draining. She's exhausted and needs sleep (rubbing eyes, yawning..) but the moment we go to her room to start the 'putting-down' routine, she screams bloody murder. With my son, I let him cio, but it was nowhere near as dramatic and horrid as this! He'd usually just fuss, and that was it. I'm desperate to find a solution, but also am a sahm to a 2 year old too, and can't spend hours upon hours everyday just do rock her down.
What worked for you? If you used CIO, how much and to what extreme did your baby cry? I don't want to cause her harm by any means, but it seems like nothing is working for her and she's exhausted. Is CIO ok?
Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 1:12 PM on Feb. 23, 2009Credits: 6581 Level 19
Abusive, NO. However I wouldn't do it while she's that young.I have a 5 month old and a 3 year old. my 3 year old knows when I put baby brother down it takes time. She stays out of trouble and lets me put him down without interruption...usually.
Answer by Navymama at 1:12 PM on Feb. 23, 2009Credits: 0 Level 1
if you have to rock her do it.....it's better then letting her scream this young.
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