The Question of Cry-It-Out (CIO)

Before I did a lot of nannying for babies and toddlers, I used to scoff at people who thought cry-it-out (CIO) was hard to do. “If the kid doesn’t need anything, then they’re not going to get to stay up later by crying and trying to get sympathy!” I said. “Let them cry and know who’s boss.”...more

Sleep Training. Again.

And about 4 hours of sleep later… in the same way that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, once Dash learned that he could GO to sleep, he has also learned better ways to fight sleep. He is a real sleep ninja now. I’m not sure what to do here. I’ve done a ton of reading and what it seems to boil down to are three camps, each swearing they are The One that does the whole sleep thing right and The Others are damaging their kids with their techniques. ...more