View Full Version : C.I.O=Bump and bruise
03-08-2009, 09:05 PM
So, I have been painting my DS's room (he is a co-sleeper currently) and I didn't want him in the room while I was painting. So, I put him in the livingroom (one room away.) He started to cry, I felt horrible, but I let him for like....maybe 10 minutes. I went out when he was really, really crying...and he had a freaking bruise and bump on his forehead.
"AND THE WORST PARENT AWARD GOES TO......"
I felt so bad, I started crying. So, I guess C.I.O isn't going to work for me...I can't do that again! He is fine, as soon as I picked him up, he quit crying...but still! That sucked.
03-08-2009, 11:45 PM
I feel for you.... I can't let mine CIO.... but you don't get the worst parent award!
If you have the patience, no cry methods work well, just take longer. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for doing it, but I used no cry on my son just before he was 2 month old (he's going to be three months in a week) to teach him to go to sleep mostly on his own. People kept telling me he was too young... I say they are never too young.
It takes time, it's frustrating, but I've gotten him that when I put him to bed, he goes to sleep... and I usually put him to bed drowsy, not asleep. He would wake himself up if I put him to bed asleep and he would escalate into a fully awake meltdown and I was spending all night putting him to back to sleep... so I figured it would be best for him and me. It took three weeks, but we got it pretty much.
Now to work on the naps.... he doesn't like taking them :(
03-09-2009, 08:51 AM
You don't get the worst parent award!! For some people, the CIO method works and for others, it doesn't! I didn't want to use it with my daughter but when she was 4 mos. old, every night was a crying fest. As soon as I tried to lay her down, she would cry and would continue crying for 2 - 3 hours. This went on for 3 weeks - if she fell asleep in my arms, I'd put her in her crib and she'd wake up and immediately start crying again. I was working full time and and I got to the point where I couldn't do it anymore. One night I just laid her down, she was crying (I'll admit I was too) and after 45 mins. she fell asleep. The next night, 10 mins. of crying. After that, bedtime has been wonderful! Last night we put her down at 8 PM and when I checked on her at 8:30, she was still awake (I think the time change threw her off). However, she doen't make a sound - just waits until she falls asleep. It was hard but I'm very happy that we did it. If you don't want to use the CIO method though, there are others that are just as effective and will help your little one learn to sleep on his own. Good luck!
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