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useless SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 825 posts
19th Jun '13

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

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
19th Jun '13

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

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 825 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Just Ames:" :shock: :? "


how does this help me

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 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 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 825 posts
19th Jun '13

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

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 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

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5775 posts
status 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 1 child; 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 20919 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 ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 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.