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?.
What do you usually do? If you are just starting to let him cry it out then I would go in every 10-15 minutes that he's crying and just pat his back for a few seconds, then leave. If he usually doesn't cry and you lay him down and he goes right to sleep then maybe he isn't feeling good?
I tried to let my 2 yo DS CIO, we gave up after night 3, I went back to rocking him and then laying him down. He still has nights where he will wake up and come into our bed. CIO just didnt work, for us, he could go all night, 10-15 min just him, I come in, and sooth, and repate till 2 am when hubby really needed sleep for work. Good luck!
I would never leave them crying for longer than 15 minutes. I don't do CIO with my children but there are children I've used it with in the past because it's the method their parents use. In my personal opinion, they are calling out to you to solve their problems and you are denying them.