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This is gonna be long, but I just wanted to add, my 10 month old began crying it out a few months ago. It took her approximately a week of crying it out every now and then when she refused to sleep before she started sleeping through the night. Since then, she's slept 8-10 hours EVERY night and still takes 3 naps during the day. When she wakes in the morning and after each nap she takes, she plays in her crib and waits for me to come get her. When I walk in, she's happy, well-rested, and energetic. Since that week we started letting her cio, she's fallen asleep on her own every time she goes down without a whimper.



She's not "manipulative" or demanding of my attention unless she just wants to be hugged (I know the difference by now). She's extremely independent, but still very affectionate. She's also incredibly healthy, very intelligent, and pretty social.



My point is, every child is different and research can only predict so much about the affects your choices in parenting will have on your child both short and long term. As a mom I know the difference between a cry that's asking me to help her calm down and get settled, and a cry that's saying, "I wanna watch tv with you & dad and I don't feel like going to bed, come get me."



OP, doing cio is an extremely hard road whose pros and cons you need to weigh out, being that your child is an individual and not a statistic. Decide how long you're willing to let your child CIO, what kind of cry is telling you something is wrong, whether or not your decision is helping in about a week or two. Only you know what's best for your child. Good luck.