Marly - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 121 moms have responded )
Moms who are "against" the CIO mehod...this is for you.
STOP trying to shame moms into thinking that helping thier child to learn on thier own is wrong! If you can have a happy healthy child by NEVER letting them cry and at the same time maintain a healthy marriage, and keep your other kids happy...whatever, it isn't my life. But for the moms who would like to get a full nights rest, have sex with our husbands, and have happy children during the day. This might be the route for them. It was for me, I am a VERY loving and attentive mother! I have NEVER neglected my son, or put ANYTHING before him. But the way I do that is to teach him, not coddle him. And let me tell you, people are amazed at how content my son is. He is ALWAYS happy and smiling at people...why? Because he has been taught by his mother (the one who knows more than he does) to be able to fall asleep by himself! I have NEVER heard of a mom that taught thier baby this way say they have regretted it. I HAVE however heard COUNTLESS moms tell me they wished they had been a little tougher, since they feel like they have let the situation get out of control (kid still sleepign with mom and dad, not sleeping through the night ay 3 and 4 years old, ect.) Think about it! and STOP TRYING TO MAKE US CIO-ers FEEL ASHAMED FOR TRYING TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR CHILD AND FAMILY!!!!!!!!!