So my 11 month old is upstairs crying. It's bedtime. I've fed him, changed his diaper we played he's rubbing his eyes. Should I let him cry it out or should I try and put him to sleep. What do you think? Why or why not?.
We did CIO for all 3 boys before the age of your son. But, I have never regretted it. I just told myself that this was best for all of us. It only took a couple nights and they have been fantastic sleepers since. It isn't for every family but it was best for ours. They are now 5, 4, and nearly 3.
Give it ten minutes tops, then pick him up. Babies don't seem to get it that it will be ok, they think mommy is never returning. I really believe that in most cases when babies CIO and seem soothed, it's not that they are actually soothed, they just gave up on anyone caring. They think no one is coming so they stop crying. The last time I let Emi CIO she was trembling and sighing in her sleep...heart breaking.