Posted by VanessaG on November 25, 2003 at 00:58:02:
In Reply to: Hello posted by Marie W. on November 24, 2003 at 22:43:55:
Let me tell you first off, that we are just coming out of almost 2 months of serious sleep problems. My sympathy is sincere. I agree to get him checked to rule out any other medical issues first. Our son is now 17 months old, and starting about 8 weeks ago he started screaming from a dead sleep. We got into the habit of rocking him back to sleep because we had recentely also moved him into his sister's room. We rushed in as we didn't want him to disturb her sleep. No one had any ideas, maybe night terrors, but I disagreed. He was too happy when we went in and picked him up. It was to the point of awake from 1 or 2, till 5 or 6 every night. I decided to move my bed into the living room and try CIO. The first night he cried for almost 2 hours! He even threw up once. I went in every 10- 15 minutes told him he was fine and layed him down. The next night he slept from 9pm till 9am!!! We have only been doing this for a week and a couple of times he has fussedfor 10- 20 minutes and settled himself, and a couple of times hes fussed for about 15 seconds. The best part is the couple of times he has slept for 12 hours straight!!! I am just wondering what you tried with CIO that isn't working. Everything I have read is that is an all or nothing deal. As soon as you pick them up once, then it is back to square one. Good luck, I hope we can talk more about this.