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Old 12-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #19
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Re: Does anyone do cry it out?

Wanted to add, CIO to me is putting your child in bed and letting them scream and get hysterical for hours on end without going in to comfort them. A few minutes of crying/fussing will NOT hurt them. I know with my son, for a few months he HAD to cry before bed. Even if I was holding him, it was like he had this pent up grumpyness that had to get out before bed. I would try and try and rock and feed, etc. but until I let him cry for 5 minutes he would NOT sleep. I'd put him in his pack-n-play, let him cry for 4 or 5 minutes, go get him and rock him and he'd go right to sleep. Made me so sad, but that was just him. Something he needed. I didn't understand it, but *shrug*
Tiffany, Mama to the incredible JM (3.25.06) , NC (7.28.10) and EH (9.23.13)
We don't vaccinate, we kept our sons intact, we use cloth diapers, we co-sleep, we extended RF, we breastfeed, but we watch too much tv and I totally dig plastic! Everyone has their issues, lol.
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