I'm just curious here. I've been noticing a lot of moms who don't use the CIO method having problems getting their little ones to sleep through the night at 4 months and older. The other day there was someone saying that her one-year-old still wasn't sleeping through the night.
I used the cry-it-out method with my daughter, and she was sleeping through the night every night before three months old. Most moms that I know (real-life friends, not on here) also use the CIO method, and their children have slept through the night from a young age as well.
Is this just a fluke, or do CIO babies really start sleeping through the night earlier? Tell me what you did, and when yours started sleeping through the night! So, I was just going to ignore all the unsolicited "advice," "how-tos," the comments about "experts" and such (note I never claimed to be an expert), but I truly don't understand the person who posted a poem about a ghetto. Are you trying to insult me, or just had nothing to say?
I don't ignore or neglect my child, nor do I condone ignoring or neglecting children, and I certainly don't live in the ghetto.
The question was "What method did you use, and when did your baby sleep through the night?" not "What method did you use, and why does it make you better than every mother out there?" Look at all the thumbs-down, and people quoting me when I say that I don't ignore or neglect my child! I find it ironic that all of these people, who are so quick to offer their opinions on controversial issues (even when the question is asked as a poll rather than a debate), ignore the questions that might actually make a difference. Do you they honestly believe that their answers on this site are going to change someone's entire parenting strategy? Of course not. But it might help a mom decide if their child is sick enough to take to a doctor. or to let a mom know if a child's age is appropriate for a certain food. But those questions get one or two answers at most.
This just proves to me that these women get more satisfaction out of attempting to force their opinions on others than actually doing some good.
To clarify for all these instigators: I would let my daughter cry for fifteen minutes before I checked on her at bedtime if I knew she was fed, warm, and clean.