Any non-CIO methods that have worked?

posted 6 months ago in Parenting
Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Our method was to give her a pacifier and let her snuggle in bed with us while we watched a movie or tv show before bed.  When she fell asleep we would put her in her crib.  If she woke up, we would snuggle her, give her some food, give tylenol if she was teething, and check her diaper.  She would usually go back to sleep if she was comfortable and not hungry or in pain.  She didn’t like falling asleep alone in her room until she was old enough to sleep in a toddler bed.  As soon as she didn’t feel trapped and could go get stuffed animals, books, or her tea set to have in her bed with her, bedtime became easy.  

I never did crying at all.  When I was breastfeeding, I didn’t like to listen to her cry because it would make me get a let-down that I didn’t want.  After that, I just don’t like people crying.  If I hear someone cry, I try to comfort them, child or adult.  Plus, some kids progress quickly to gag-crying and I am not a fan of puke.  We never co-slept.  Just waited for her to sleep and then put her in the crib.  I don’t judge people who let their kids cry but it was never for me.  You have to do what feels right to you.  Some people say that I was teaching my kid that I would always come when she cried.  I felt like I wanted her to know that I would always come, so to me, that was good.  But everyone is different and there are many different paths to the same end.

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