sorry decided against having this up.
sorry decided against having this up.
Last edited by kimberlee1234; 01-04-2013 at 07:36 PM.
oh darn... you might be right
I actually had to google it to see what CIO stands for. I don't really see why it would start an argument. I'm not sure what I would do bc I'm pregnant with my first, but you've gotta adapt your parenting to your child and your lifestyle. People get so crazy over stuff lol
This topic starts wars.... I am not thrilled on the idea but to each their own. I just have nothing else I will say on it.
Lol well it would be bad news to start a war now and then have to spend the next 6 months together lol!!
People get very heated about this topic here so it really isn't worth having the conversation. Those that are against CIO call the moms that have ever let their child cry awful horrible things. Those in favor of any form of CIO/fussing/etc at any age just keep their mouths shut and stay out of the conversation. So, it would be best to have this discussion via PM between two individuals.
yeah sorry i didnt think about that... i've never gone as far as calling anyone bad names or telling ANYONE they are wrong for how they parent but i can see where people get angry. we can close this topic and not comment anymore.. i dont want anyone offended. i just had read alot of horrible things other moms have said on the topic on FB. i cant believe some moms would be so ugly to one another sorry if anyone was offended... big sorry to everyone!!!!
Its not a big deal those of us that have been active for years even just lurking we have seen this come up and just rather forewarn those that its not a safe topic. there have been several threads locked down for versions of the conversation. You have not offended any one because you are mearly curious and the conversation went no further. It is all good hun
Hey girls, by coincidence, i came across this on FB, really funny and should close the topic. read it and chuckle.....!!!
FOR ALL THOSE MUMS WHO ARE LACKING IN SLEEP . . . . READ THIS. IT MADE ME CHUCKLE!
How to Stop Mummy Sleeping Through the Night!
OK, here's my situation. My Mummy has had me for almost 7 months. The first few months were great. I cried, she picked me up and fed me, anytime, day or night. Then something happened.
Over the last few weeks, she has been trying to STTN (sleep through the night). At first, I thought it was just a phase, but it is only getting worse. I've talked to other babies, and it seems like its pretty common after Mummies have had us for around 6 months.
Here's the thing: these Mummies don't really need to sleep. Its just a habit. Many of them have had some 30 years to sleep and they just don't need it anymore. So I am implementing a plan. I call it the
Crybaby Shuffle. It goes like this:
Night 1: cry every 3 hours until you get fed. I know, its hard. Its hard to see your Mummy upset over your crying. Just keep reminding yourself, its for her own good.
Night 2: cry every 2 hours until you get fed.
Night 3: every hour. Most Mummies will start to respond more quickly after about 3 nights. Some Mummies are more alert, and may resist the change longer. These Mummies may stand in your doorway for hours, shhhh-ing. Don’t give in. I cannot stress this enough: CONSISTENCY IS KEY!! If you let her STTN (sleep through the night), just once, she will expect it every night. I KNOW ITS HARD! But she really doesn’t need the sleep, she’s just resisting the change.
If you have an especially alert Mummy, you can stop crying for about 10 minutes, just long enough for her to go back to bed and start to fall asleep. Then cry again. It WILL eventually work. My Mummy once stayed awake for 10 hours straight, so I know she can do it. Last night, I cried every hour. You just have to decide to stick to it and just go for it. BE CONSISTENT!
I cried for any reason I could come up with. My sleep sack tickled my foot. I felt a wrinkle under the sheet. My mobile made a shadow on the wall. I burped, and it tasted like pears. I hadn’t eaten pears since lunch, what’s up with that? The cat said "meow". I should know. My Mummy reminds me of this about 20 times a day. LOL. Once I cried just because I liked how it sounded when it echoed on the monitor in the other room. Too hot, too cold, just right - doesn’t matter! Keep crying!! It took awhile, but it worked. She fed me at 4am. Tomorrow night, my goal is 3:30am. You need to slowly shorten the interval between feedings in order to reset your Mummies internal clocks.
Sometimes my Mummy will call for reinforcements by sending in Daddy. Don’t worry, Daddies are not set up for not needing sleep the way Mummies are. They can only handle a few pats and shhing before they declare defeat and send in the Mummy.
Also, be wary of the sleep sheep with rain noises. I like to give Mummy false hope that listening to the rain puts me to sleep sometimes I pretend to close my eyes and be asleep and then wait until I know Mummy is settling back to sleep to spring a surprise cry attack. If she doesn’t get to me fast enough I follow up with my fake cough and gag noise that always has her running to the crib.
At some point I am positive she will start to realise that she really doesn’t really need sleep.
P.S. Don’t let those rubber things fool you, no matter how long you suck on them, no milk will come out. Trust me.
I have read that before and I still get a kick out of it... I swear DS did this to me but luckily all I had to do was grab him and pop a boob in his mouth and he was happy. We both got sleep. I know I'm horrible lol