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When your CC, how long do you let bubs cry for bfore attending to them?
I only ever did CC with my first bubs think i had more patience then LOL
I would let her cry for 5 mins then go settle her down (leaving her in bed though) and then walk out again. Most of the time i kept it at 5mins but if she wasnt really grizzling i would keep it at ten minutes. Naturally if she was screaming and really really upset i would go in earlier. I guess it really depended on what her cry was if it was a grizzle or a distressing cry if that makes sense
Good luck with it :) it did work well with dd and she was about 8 months old at the time took about a week though but after that all was good
Okay... honestly, I did this with Luka when he was about 13 months old and still waking 3 - 4 times a night.
I would wait ten seconds and then go in... lay him down, give him his dummy and walk out. Count to ten and repeat.
I did this for around 2 hours the first night, and about 10 mins the second... he slept through the third night and has ever since.
wild at heart
put to bed and settled for about 30 sec (didn't rock or anything) then leave room for 3 mins (I set oven timer) then in again for up to 2 mins then leave again for 5 mins repeat same pattern then leave for 7 mins. He never gets to 3 mins anymore.
It worked for us because it made us feel calmer, empowered and confident that WE could do it. But having said that, if it doesn't feel right leaveing bubs for that amount of time, you could leave for shorter time intervals.
Depends who you talk to as to what is recommended.
We worked from the guide that said to leave for intervals starting at 2 minutes, and gradually getting bigger until 10 minutes then back to 2.
ie. leave for 2 mins, settle
leave for 4 mins, settle
leave for 6 mins, settle
leave for 8 mins, settle
leave for 10 mins, settle
Then repeat - leave for 2 mins, settle.
But we ended up leaving for up to ten mins straight off depending on the type of crying. It really depends on how your baby (and you) reacts to it.
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