I'm not questioning what I'm doing as I find it's working. I'm not about to try and change it and make my life harder if it doesn't need to be lol
this is my baby's natural routine. everything we do is led by him, not enforced by me.
what other approaches are there? like you said mine is advocated by many mchns - what other approaches are there? I'm genuinely curious.
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16-04-2016 16:43 #101
16-04-2016 16:54 #102
As for other approaches like I said I always fed to sleep. Always until at least 12 weeks but in reality probably 6 months.
16-04-2016 17:15 #103
This is why I really hate labels like CIO etc. Because people become anti CIO/CC and then become anxious that they are possibly inadvertently doing what it is they are against. It's incredibly frustrating and stressful being an already fraught, sleep deprived parent of a new born. @turquoisecoast what you've described is certainly not CIO.
16-04-2016 17:16 #104
I guess my initial question was where does what I do cross over into CIO? is it based on the time a baby is left or is it distinguished by what state the baby is left in (ie crying and distressed versus grizzling and tired).
16-04-2016 17:22 #105Senior Member
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With CIO it would be your baby really crying/screaming (you know the cry I mean!) And just leaving them until they are so tired they fall asleep.
16-04-2016 17:23 #106
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16-04-2016 17:24 #107
Marigold is saying.
Everyone has a very different idea of what CIO and CC are usually based on their comfort levels.
FOR ME any level of crying, whinging, grizzling in a 7 week old I would not cope with. I have two sons with very different temperaments and neither fell asleep alone - DS1 would have been 8-9. DS2 is 3.5 and I'll (or DH) be with him as he goes to sleep for as long as he needs.
Everyone feels differently about this - it's why it's such a difficult question to answer and so controversial.
16-04-2016 17:29 #108
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16-04-2016 17:40 #110
@turquoisecoast. If you are happy and comfortable with your decision that's fine. You might also have an easy baby that is generally calm. Mine aren't. So crying just leads to more distress for both of us and longer/stressful bedtimes.
I've also have so little faith in the MACH nurses due to the continuing horrid and downright ridiculous advice I've received that I now ignore/avoid them completely.
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