Anyone use controlled crying technique?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have not used it with my LO, but I just wanted to ask if you’ve tried swaddling him? That was a life saver for us when our guy was in his first few months. It would stop him from waking up when we put him down because he wouldn’t feel the movement as much.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Monny:  Ohhhh….I guess I don’t know what a baby sleeping bag is, haha. I hope that you can get some helpful insight from others who have used this technique before! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@Monny:  personally I think 3 months is a little young but that’s the glory of parenting- you do what works for you. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We tried controlled crying with DD when she was around 5 months for a week and in hindsight I wished we hadn’t. I THOUGHT it seemed kinder than full CIO, but she would just calm down and be pleased that I had come to comfort her and then I would go again. Her sleep became worse for us and we ended up starting from scratch with a lot of comfort and co-sleeping was the only thing to work for us in the end. Have you looked at maybe co-sleeping? Or if you’re not comfortable with that then maybe a side-car crib? Some kids will respond ‘well’ to CIO or controlled crying in terms of sleeping longer. I’m sure you’ve done research but you may find the following link interesting. I’m not jumping down your throat, I’ve been through the endless screaming and constant waking and you try everything you can to find solutions. 

Sorry if this isn’t helpful, I hope you find something that works for you. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I have a friend who did this… But her daughter was 18 months old. It was effective with her. I wouldn’t do this with a younger baby. Our pediatrician says we can’t spoil a baby under 6 months enough, and we shouldn’t let her cry more than 15 minutes without comforting her. I totally understand the desire to sleep train, though. Bedtime takes an hour to two hours in my household. we parents have to do what works for us, though. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Some babies will cry as a way of winding down before sleep, others (like mine) will wind up if left to cry. The fact that your LO took over three hours to go to sleep would indicate to me that he is not yet developmentally ready to be putting himself to sleep without assistance.

At this age sleep is still a work in progress (night wakings are normal!) and personally  I would be trying some more gentle techniques before any form of CIO (controlled or not).

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