(Closed) CIO is hard!!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Awww.  I don’t have kids but I recently asked my brother if his 8 month old son sleeps in his own crib.  He said he does but that getting him to do it was hard.  He said it was two days of torture doing the CIO method.  You can take this with a grain of salt since I don’t have kids but hang in there. Hoping he falls asleep soon.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrstilly: DS was able to get out of his swaddle and swaddle me blankets early on. No matter how tight. We ended up stopping them and just use a muslin sleep sac. Regarding the not sleeping, back arching and not nursing…for us that problem meant DS has MSPI (milk soy protein intolerance) and GERD. He finally just got a diagnosis this earlier week (he’s 11 weeks today) although I’ve been saying this since birth. It’s only been a few days that I’ve been on a no milk, soy, egg, peanut diet and we’ve already noticed a HUGE improvement. He’s also on medicine for his acid which seems to be helping with his spit up. Does your son have any other symptoms? Check out refluxrebels.com

I’m certainly not a doctor, but I just wanted to offer something that may help you. We cannot put DS down. As soon as he is horizontal he screams and everyone claims he is spoiled because he’ll stop as soon as you pick him up, thus making him vertical. I insist that he is NOT spoiled, he’s just in pain. I hope your little guy is just trying to become more self reliant! Best of luck.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Im a mom should I know what this is? I can usually read between the lines in these circumstances but Im totally stumped. πŸ™

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

CIO= Cry it out. Training baby to sleep without assistance.

Let us know how it goes, mrstilly. OUr babe is almost 6 months and I don’t have guts to do it. She sleeps with us now, which comes with it’s own set of problems.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@magenta: Letting them “cry it out” πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mrstilly:

I remember when I went through that. I started the self soothing at 3 mths & yes the CIO is tormenting.., BUT it does get better. It takes just a few days for a baby to create a new habit so if you stick to it baby T should be good in about a week, each night getting shorter & shorter…. Just stick with it & remember that as long as he’s dry & fed not giving in is better for all bc everytime we go back, interrupt, or be inconsistent it just takes our little ones longer to get there themselves. Goodluck… πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yay!!!! Self soothing is such an important aspect for kiddos to learn. It helps building their security in other situations & will help him later… Promise πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrstilly: I’m so glad your problem is due to swaddling! It sounds like things are already starting to improve for you. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m not looking forward to the day I’ll possibly be doing this too.  My heart goes out to you as you deal with this transition.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hugs, momma.  I’m sorry you have to do this.  Hopefully it gets better soon.  πŸ™

Another suggestion, one of my mommy friends just recommended this sleep book for breaking sleep associations.  I think it uses a form of CIO, but also other techniques, to teach self-soothing sooner.  I haven’t read it, but she said it was key in getting her son to stop nursing to sleep at 6 months.

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