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useless SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 1026 posts
19th Jun '13

:roll:..........

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
19th Jun '13

oh my... that is so young :( she doesn't want to be by herself, clearly.

SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 1026 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Just Ames:" :shock: :? "


how does this help me

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
19th Jun '13

An hour and a half? At five months old? Just get rid of the schedule. You don't have to let her CIO. I held my daughter until she fell asleep for the first 3 months and now, at 4 months old, I can just put her down when she's sleepy and she goes to sleep on her own without fussing. I really think it's because she trusts I'm going to be there when she starts crying.

SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 1026 posts
19th Jun '13

:roll:.................

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" I don't mean that I let her cry for 1.5 hrs....thats how much awake time she has between naps until I put her to bed"


Yes I know that. That's not very long of awake time for a 5 month old. You just need to get rid of the schedule is what I'm saying. Just let her be in charge for now. She's still little bitty.

Roo & Sophie's mama 2 kids; Denton, Texas 9318 posts
19th Jun '13

Your poor baby. 5 months old is to young to CIO

J+B=Z&L ♡ 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5890 posts
19th Jun '13

That's a little young for her to be CIO. She doesn't want to be alone, and she's not used to it because babies, especially young ones, could care less about routine.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
19th Jun '13

What the hell?! Because YOU are ready for her to nap, babies change sleep schedules & naptimes. You aren't doing anything but stressing your baby out. That's why she cries. I never leave my son alone to cry like that. Ever. He's 7 months old & we do co-sleep because he's afraid of the dark & has trouble getting to sleep on his own.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
19th Jun '13

She wants to be held and she's still really little. Toss the routine and try again in a few months.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
19th Jun '13

Don't let her cry longer than like, 2 minutes if that. It isn't good for their development to cry themselves to sleep for every nap. I also wouldn't be putting her down at the exact same time for naps every single day. Way too young for a routine. Most adults don't even have routines that rigid.

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
19th Jun '13

She'll put herself on a routine. She's 5 months old. Don't let her CIO that young. That's sad :(

K8andblk Due October 21 (boy); Japan 237 posts
19th Jun '13

Nothing like a mother asking why her infant is crying.

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" I don't mean that I let her cry for 1.5 hrs....thats how much awake time she has between naps until I put her to bed"


That is way too much sleep time. At that age, probably 2-3 naps a day.

r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
19th Jun '13

She's 5 months old. Still young for a schedule and still needs your love and attention. Personally, I've never set a schedule myself, just followed the cues of my babies. I find that an EAESy routine works best. Eat, Activity, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. YDD is on that routine now and she goes down for naps within minutes (used to be a day long struggle). Also, by 3-6 months baby should be getting most of their sleep at night. Usually all baby needs is 2-3 1-2 (sometimes 3) hour naps a day by this age.