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pharm.fox 1 child; Toledo, Ohio 340 posts
11th Nov '09

I must commend all you mamas. I'd go stark raving mad if I didn't do my own dumbed down version of CIO! Your ability to stick with it is insane!! I don't particularly like hearing Vincent cry when he's being a little pain in the butt (aka, just wants out of his crib to play and fight off sleep longer), but there is no way I could rock him or walk him to sleep, or even drive him to sleep, because he just refuses to be held then! And that includes being "held" by the carseat...he's too independent by nature (even at a couple months old, he'd cry to be put down if he thought he was being held too much!! :p ). I completely agree that I would never be able to let Vincent cry till he threw up. You can tell so much by their cries, especially when they're too mad to wind down on their own.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31315 posts
11th Nov '09

I'm so glad I haven't had to ever consider CIO.

pharm.fox 1 child; Toledo, Ohio 340 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting BG Biatch {FSC}:
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
11th Nov '09

For those who are anti-cio and still having sleep issues with your LO, I just wanted to say that the past week or so I have been getting my LO to take two naps per day. As soon as she starts acting sleepy I lay down and nurse her, cuddle, etc until she is good and asleep. We do not get up until she takes a good 1-2 hour nap, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Then I put her to bed BY 8 pm, sometimes as early as 7, same routine.



She has been so much happier AND sleeping BETTER at night. She doesn't get up until about 7 am even with the extra naps and she doesn't wake as much at night. It's been some work, but she is getting used to it now and we are both much happier, and I'm less tired for sure and all of it without CIO.



It's worth a try for those who are having problems.

"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting summerbabyX2:
summerbabyX2 2 kids; Pennsylvania 4019 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting "The b**b" [HM] [EBFB]:
"The Boob" [HM] 2 kids; Kingman, Arizona 15719 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting summerbabyX2:
pharm.fox 1 child; Toledo, Ohio 340 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting summerbabyX2:
seattlemama3 *NMD* Due December 16 (girl); 19 kids; Spokane, Washington 5427 posts
11th Nov '09

I have a question? Do you consider it CIO if you are holding the child and comforting them?

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:
Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting summerbabyX2:
seattlemama3 *NMD* Due December 16 (girl); 19 kids; Spokane, Washington 5427 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFB}:
Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
11th Nov '09
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:
MellowMania 2 kids; Wisconsin 6987 posts
11th Nov '09

all I can say is :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Alfies Mama Due February 26; 1 child; Gilroy, California 2603 posts
11th Nov '09

My SO and I were getting so much crap from his family about cosleeping and not letting Autumn CIO. They would tell us she would never learn to self soothe and that she will never be independent because we were "spoiling" her. Im glad that i dont let her CIO because i know shes crying for a reason. When she is whining i let her whine because after a couple minutes she forgets why she was whining but when she is actually crying is when i pick her up and rock her. This thread made me feel alot better about us being non-CIO parents.