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If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

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kelsept
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If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

DD is a tough cookie...plus she has so much going on..she will cry until she throws up and at that point i just cave..it is too hard...just wondering if you toughed it out or CIOdidnt work, when did DC sleep through the night?
DD slept fine months 3-5 and then teething hit..she has 6 teeth and 2 more coming in...DD is 8 months old...


thanks!

Posted 8/2/09 7:40 PM
 
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lovemy2boys
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Re: If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

DS had reflux when he was born. He would never sleep on his own so we always held him. didn't do CIO bc we felt bad not knowing if he was in pain from reflux or just plain spoiled. once he got around 9 months we tried CIO but my inlaws rock him for naps so it was totally pointless bc every weekend we would be dealing with the crying. now at almost 11 months old we still have to rock him, let him fall asleep on our bed then transfer to crib. I did CIO the other night, and he screams and says mama , stands and refuses to lay down. it just doesn't work for us.

I always said I don't believe in CIO its cruel bla bla. now I have a child who will be a year soon , can't sleep on his own, ever!!

I suggest if someone do CIO, do it early around 3 months. once baby gets older than that, it's much much harder, that's justg my experience. Unless your kid has reflux, then you are just SOL!!

Posted 8/2/09 10:05 PM
 

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Re: If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

No CIO here and # 1 slept through the night "officially" at about 7 months. # 2 at 3 months, and # 3 at 4 months.

Posted 8/3/09 8:44 AM
 

jerseypanda
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Re: If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

I know that this is not what you are asking for, but we had a similar experience with DS when he was a little older than your DD. We originally did CIO with him when he was between 6-7 months. After 3 nights, he went to sleep silent. It was great.

Then around 14 months, he was teething, had been sick so I was extra smooshy with him. Would let him fall asleep on me. So when we decided to go back to CIO, DS would start to cry and finally throw up. We felt so bad we would go in, clean him up and let him fall asleep on us again before putting him back in his crib. It turned into horrible sleeping habits for him.

After speaking with my ped, she said he was starting to manipulate. He knows that if he pukes, he will get what he wants. If I know that he is not sick, hungry, wet, dirty, there is no reason he can't go to sleep on his own.

So DH and I decided to try CIO again. The first night he cried for 10 minutes then threw up. We went up, cleaned him up and the crib and put him right back in it. He screamed for about 20 minutes and was silent after that. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. But he never threw up again after that night and he has been great ever since.

Like I said, it was the hardest thing we ever had to do, but the ped said you would be amazed at how young they learn to manipulate your emotions to get what they want.

Good luck to you whatever you decide! Chat Icon

Posted 8/3/09 9:06 AM
 

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Re: If CIO/Sleep training didnt work or you chose not to, when did DC sleep through the night finally...

DS got hysterical also when CIO and puked as well, which is when I gave up on CIO. It was really too horrible for him--my pediatrician said he was manipulating also, but I honestly don't feel he was doing that. When we did the CIO he was slightly teething and going through some separation anxiety, and I think that was the issue. When that passed, he slept well again.

I would say he started sleeping through the night (mostly) around 5 months, though he kept having spurts when he would waken for a few days until a little older than a year. Since then, he has slept through the night well, though his naps have met with problems at times.

I think what really helped us was moving his bedtime up, quite a bit, from 9:00-9:30 to 7-7:30. We didn't realize it, but he was overtired and we had a lot of trouble getting him to sleep and stay asleep because of that. It also helped to start a bedtime routine that is the same every night. He gets a cup of milk, sees Daddy a little, we put on his pajamas, brush his teeth, read a few books and he goes to sleep with his loveys. The routine really helps, it takes a bit of time to get established, but it works.

Good luck! I hope DC will sleep well for you soon. CIO isn't for everyone, and they are none the worse if you don't do it, so if you aren't comfortable, I would advise skipping it.

Posted 8/3/09 1:17 PM
 
 

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