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    • younger than 3 months -- Votes: 2
    • 3-6 months -- Votes: 2
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    • 9-12 months -- Votes: 11
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    • older than 18 months -- Votes: 10
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CIO question and poll Martha Marshall 1 child; Whittier, California 1035 posts
30th Dec '12

My son is way to young to CIO (cry it out) in my opinion... but my mom keeps wondering why I don't let him... so I was wondering at what age, if ever, did you let your LO CIO?

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
30th Dec '12

We never have.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
30th Dec '12

DS was around 18 mos.
It saved my life and my sanity! lol

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
30th Dec '12

I chose over 18 months. We never used it on my son until I weaned him from breastfeeding at 2 1/2. And even then we were right there comforting him and giving him a sippy and rocking him, so I wouldn't really consider it true CIO.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
30th Dec '12

I only do it with DD if she's inconsolable. If I've tried everything else, I know she's not hungry or wet or sick, I try to hold her and she still cries, I put her down and she cries, and nothing works, I put her in her room. Sometimes there's nothing you can do to calm her down, she's just tired and over stimulated and needs to be alone. She's 17 months, but I've been doing it for a while.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
30th Dec '12

never have, never will. there are alternatives. Nocry sleep solution is working for me,my son is 9 weeks and sleeping through the night unless he's sick oor really needs something.

James & John's Mommy 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Overton, Texas 3248 posts
30th Dec '12

6 months and because the doctor even said at that age they are getting enough milk to sustain them through the night. i could always hear in his cry wether he was crying because he wanted me to pick him up of if he was messy or sick. and today hes a happy healthy 3.5 year old whos very confident and sleeps just fine.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
30th Dec '12

My son is almost 9 months and I finally gave up today after over an hour. He was in his swing and was screaming, holding him he screamed, rocking him he screamed, let him play on the floor he screamed, laid him in bed with daddy he screamed, so I finally just let him sit in his playpen. Took him almost 2 hours of straight screaming before he stopped :?

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" My son is almost 9 months and I finally gave up today after over an hour. He was in his swing and was ... [snip!] ... he screamed, so I finally just let him sit in his playpen. Took him almost 2 hours of straight screaming before he stopped :?"


Sometimes that's really all you can do. DD has done that since about 8-9 months, just on occasion. If I tried everything else and it didn't work, in her room she went.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" Sometimes that's really all you can do. DD has done that since about 8-9 months, just on occasion. If I tried everything else and it didn't work, in her room she went."</blockquote>




that's just sad..

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Dec '12

I don't know if this counts as crying it out, but I had to leave my daughter to cry from a few weeks old. She had real colic and if I didn't leave her and calm my self down I would've hurt her.

FeliciaAnn Due June 1; 3 kids; Washington 1333 posts
30th Dec '12

Babies cry to communicate, it's what they have for the first little while. It's not really your moms business if you let your baby cry or not. If you aren't comfortable letting him cry then don't. He looks way too young for CIO anyhow.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting hobbit*:</b>" I don't know if this counts as crying it out, but I had to leave my daughter to cry from a few weeks old. She had real colic and if I didn't leave her and calm my self down I would've hurt her."</blockquote>




like... till she fell asleep?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" Sometimes that's really all you can do. DD has done that since about 8-9 months, just on occasion. If I tried everything else and it didn't work, in her room she went."


I kept him out with me, he seemed to settle down a bit more once my husband came out. He finally let me hold him and he quit crying. I was at my whits end thought. I only had 2 hours sleep then him screaming so much and my husband asleep thought it all even when I'd tried to wake him up. He NEVER does that crap and the ONE time I really needed him ugh. So I set him in his pack and play with a blanket and a throw pillow and put the science channel on and he got a bit settled more than he had been for the hour prior.

James & John's Mommy 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Overton, Texas 3248 posts
30th Dec '12

ive always been told if theyre inconsolable, wont eat, and dry diaper the best thing is for them to be is in their crib where they're safe especialy if your frustrated because their inconsolable. they will fall asleep eventualy wether its crying in your arms or in the crib.