To Those Who DON Quot T Cio

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lindsay - January 17

i think it's a damn shame i even have to start like this but...this is not meant for debate, etc, etc, and my own decison to not practice c-ing io does not have any reflection on my opinion of the practice in general; i do see where it might have it's place in a routine..ok now that that's out of the way, lol...: when did your lo's start sleeping through the night w/out waking at all?? lately, lexi has been waking 2, 3 & even 4 times throughout the night to eat!! since i'm not working and am only going to school part-time , there is no good reason for me to not endure this, just one of my motherly duties... but frankly, it's killing me! (she's 7 month old br___tfed, btw.)


torbman - January 17

I don't usually let my lo cio it out either, although I let my first two cio. Joel is 7 1/2 months old and he still doens't sleep through the night. Up two - three times wanting to eat as well. My reasoning is cause he was a preemie, so I tend to think that he needs more anyways. I am off for a year so I don't mind getting up although I wish I didn't have to. I sure wish for a nights rest myself. Lets hope someone has some good advice for us. lol. Take care :)Tamara


jennyr - January 17

Hi Lindsay, my little one is 1 now and I just started to let her cry it out. Her is how it went. She slept in her carseat until she was 7 1/2 months in her crib. Long story but she slept through the night only waking once in a blue moon and I just gave her her pacifier and back to sleep she went. Wll at about 8 months we had to get her out of the car seat and that ment in the crib she went. Oh she started sleeping through the night at about 3 months. Well we had a long hard road ahead of us. She woke up all the time. Not to eat but because she was not liking the crib thing. I would get her and ended up sleeping with her next to me in bed and when she was getting her eye teeth in she kept me up for two weeks straight. Well I was so tired that I said ok you can sleep with me again and that morning she crawled right of the bed on to the hard wood floor. Bumped her head and all. Scarest moment! I said no more sleeping with me you have to sleep in your crib. Well that did not happen. She still woke up and then I held her in bed to get sleep. Right after she turned one we had some peopl eover and she woke up at ab out midnight. Well I put her back to sleep and into her crib and sure enough she woke right back up before I left the rom. I repeated the whle thing 4 times fially I said I am sorry you are going to have to cry for a while and to my surprise she cried for ten mintues and off to sleep she went. I was not a fan of the CIO either but let me tell you she has woke up other times and I don't even go in there anymore and within 5 minutes or so she is out like a light. My dd is so stuborn and I would not have done it before one I just felt she was too young but i guess at one Ihad had enough and figured that she will have to learn that night time is time to sleep and it has done wonders for me. I don't suggest that you try it if you don't want o but I felt that I should share my long story with you. Hope it helps!


jb - January 18

We didn't use CIO with my daughter but that was because we didn't have to. (We would have if we needed to though). Fortunate for us, dd likes to sleep as much as dh and I do! She started sleeping through the night somewhere between 2-3 months old. She is 11 months old now and she still sleeps from 7pm until 8am. She also still is a great napper. She takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hour nap in the morning and the same in the afternoon. Only 2 times has she been against the morning nap. I think she is testing me and getting ready to drop one soon though.


krc - January 18

I am a SAHM and Ethan will be 6 months on tuesday. He is also my only child. I have tried CIO maybe twice and I couldn't bear it. If I am home alone, then I dont see the point in CIO. As for his night schedule goes, he has NEVER slept more than 4 hours without waking up. He is b___stfed AND we cosleep. It doesn't bother me in the least to roll over and give him a b___b. Yeah, I get exhausted like alot of other moms, but my sleep comes in 2nd right now, LOL ! I am sure if I had to work it would be a different story, I'd just be super tired, then again..just because I dont physically leave my house doesn't mean im not at " work ". Ethan is up for good at 6am, I immediately get up and cook breakfast, clean, run errands, take him for a walk or go to the I am busy too! I dont get no down time because he requires lots of undivided attention! But anyways..i know I got a little off topic there. I dont agree with CIO. A small child NEEDS the security a parent provides, it helps with their confidence, and if they are looking at me crying with tears, and I just turn my back and walk breaks my heart to think of how they might feel! But whatever...some parents say it works for them, to each his own!


dee23 - January 18

i remember reading somewhere that you could start by writing down the times she wakes up for a week or so, then try setting an alarm a half hour before she is due to wake, you wake her up instead, change her, feed her ect., then put her down and repeat it. then gradually lessen the time, say 15 minutes then to 5 minutes, then just stop waking her, by that time she wont wake because shell be expecting you to wake her. its abit of a long way around it all, but that way you wont have to cio.


Rhiannon - January 21

I have never CIO because I haven't needed it yet. Both babies sleep from about 6:30pm to 7am. They usually go down in thier cribs awake and smiling. I know how lucky I am. If I needed to though, I don't think I could CIO. Who knows what the future holds? I hope they continue to sleep well. (They are 5 months)



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