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is it still CIO? ...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
20th Nov '12

DD is 4 months and gets very over tired very easily. I try to get her to nap every 2 hours ish but sometimes she fights it tooth and nail. I know shes tired because shes rubbing her eyes and yawning. She just cries when shes like this, i tried swaddling, walking her around, holding her... even her swing doesnt put her to sleep anymore. she just cries. after 20 mins of her screaming in my ear i put her in the swing, she fusses/ cries for a min then out cold for an hour. So i know shes fighting it and not just crying. of course i always feed her, check her diaper and try to get her to fall asleep on my but it never works out that way. i feel so bad, but it seems like shes always crying her self to sleep. i hate it. i dont know how else to help her sleep.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
20th Nov '12

No, that in no way is the CIO method.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19589 posts
20th Nov '12

nap every 2 hours??

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Nov '12

i wouldnt consider that CIO..

your not letting her scream for hours.. when my babies got like that, i would lay them down a for a few mins too. we BOTH needed a break at that point and were tired and they sually fell asleep

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
20th Nov '12

I don't think that's CIO. But why are you having her nap every two hours? She's probably growing out of that schedule is all.
I mean think about it, I'd you get too much sleep it doesn't put you in a better mood or mKe you feel less tired. I would try to spread her naps out a little bit.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
20th Nov '12

its not every 2 hours on my scheduel. she starts rubbing her eyes and yawning about that point. i wont put her down unless i see signs that shes tired.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Krystie Wood:" its not every 2 hours on my scheduel. she starts rubbing her eyes and yawning about that point. i wont put her down unless i see signs that shes tired."




when she gets like that instead of trying to get her to sleep. play with her for another 45 mins and then try... by around 4 months old my babies always started to stay away MOST of the day. at 10 months im lucky if my son takes a couple hour nap during the day. just 1

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19589 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" when she gets like that instead of trying to get her to sleep. play with her for another 45 mins ... [snip!] ... always started to stay away MOST of the day. at 10 months im lucky if my son takes a couple hour nap during the day. just 1"

DS is 3, and still takes 3-4 hour naps daily.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" DS is 3, and still takes 3-4 hour naps daily."


lucky! mine wont nap unless we are in the car, or unless they are very tired and just crash. they go to bed EARLY though to make up for lack of naps.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19589 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" lucky! mine wont nap unless we are in the car, or unless they are very tired and just crash. they go to bed EARLY though to make up for lack of naps."

yeah, he goes to bed at 8, usually gets up at 730 or 8.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" yeah, he goes to bed at 8, usually gets up at 730 or 8."


oh man im super jealous!

when mine were younger they did that. but once emmalynn hit 4, she stopped napping, and annabelle wouldnt nap either so i gave up even trying. they are in bed by 7. (sometimes even earlier if they are super cranky and obviously in need for bed time) and sleep till about 630-7.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19589 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" oh man im super jealous! when mine were younger they did that. but once emmalynn hit 4, she stopped ... [snip!] ... in bed by 7. (sometimes even earlier if they are super cranky and obviously in need for bed time) and sleep till about 630-7."

well, sometimes i think maybe there is something "wrong" with him because he sleeps so much, but idk. ill bring it up to his pedi at his next appt i think. im enjoying it now, i know it wont last forever!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" when she gets like that instead of trying to get her to sleep. play with her for another 45 mins ... [snip!] ... always started to stay away MOST of the day. at 10 months im lucky if my son takes a couple hour nap during the day. just 1"</blockquote>




My kids, 6 years and 22 months, still nap three hours a day if we have time and are in bed every night by 8 and up at 7. Althought my 22 Monty old still wakes frequently to nurse.



Op, just don't put her down when she starts to act like that. She might just be bored, that can happen. When she starts to act that way try to change the activity and play with her or read to her or something. Then try getting her to nap an hour or so later.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
20th Nov '12

there just little cat naps. but if she doesnt take them shes MISERABLE! i noticed lately she cries in her sleep... i think were expecting some teeth soon :/