Question: Do you believe in CIO
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How do you do that to the baby you carried for nearly 10 months? You wanted this child so much and now you force it into a dark room to settle itself? I am well aware of what CIO (Cry It Out - what a cold term) means and how its done, I myself looked into it before we had our first.
The cold hard facts are there. Babies are meant to cry. It their way of telling you something isn't right, even if it is just "I want to be held" are you that wrapped up in routines and being in control to push your baby away? To deny your child a hug, to be rocked to sleep?
I Co-sleep as you probably tell, I do not roll on my child and never have. Co-sleeping REDUCES the chances of SIDS. My baby will follow my breathing patterns, our heart rates beat the same tune - we are are one still.
Leaving a baby to cry evokes physiological responses that increase stress hormones. Crying infants experience an increase in heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. These reactions are likely to result in overheating and, along with vomiting due to extreme distress, could pose a potential risk of SIDS in vulnerable infants.There may also be longer-term emotional effects. There is compelling evidence that increased levels of stress hormones may cause permanent changes in the stress responses of the infant's developing brain. These changes then affect memory, attention, and emotion, and can trigger an elevated response to stress throughout life, including a predisposition to later anxiety and depressive disorders.