Re: What do you consider CIO?
We do the same thing you do. If he is not constantly crying then he is just settling in and learning to put himself to sleep. If he is crying nonstop, sadly (not in anger) for more than 5-10 minutes then I consider that CIO.
I think babies and toddlers need to learn to sooth themselves and if they have to fuss or cry for a short period of time to do that then so be it. You did what was best for everyone and it worked out in your favor and his.
Emily....Proud wife of Drew, mother to Kole (8/07), Chase (7/09), and Ansley (4/11). Selling blankets at www.etsy.com/shop/greek4