Tag: CIO (Cry it Out)

New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

5:14 pm |

According to new research out of Flinders University in Australia, the cry it out (CIO) method of sleep training does not lead to emotional problems or attachment issues in babies. Researchers worked with 43 sets of parents of infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months. Infants were divided between three groups: One group […]

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Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

[ 18 ] 2:07 pm |

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, there’s a good chance you already know my views on the whole sleep training issue (I could use the word debate here, but I’m purposely choosing not to…this only further promotes the ‘mommy wars’). I like to think of myself as ‘pro sleep’, rather […]

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BS Facts About Baby Sleep That Everyone Thinks Are True

BS Facts About Baby Sleep That Everyone Thinks Are True

[ 11 ] 1:26 pm |

Have I already mentioned that I’m a recent first-time auntie? If you know me in real life, I’m sure I’ve already told you several times (and I don’t even care if I know I’ve already told you – I have no problem telling you again). As I watch my sister-in-law and brother-in-law struggle with getting […]

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Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

[ 16 ] 10:07 am |

I keep trying to write this post, and keep deleting it. In fact, I started to write this post over a year ago. This time I’m determined to actually publish it! Here’s why: This post is about….sleep training (gasp!). People are so incredibly polarized on this issue, and I can completely understand why. I get […]

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The 9 Causes of Colic, Fussiness, High Need Behaviour and the Spirited Temperament

[ 15 ] 4:10 pm |

*Please note: This entire post is TONGUE IN CHEEK. I figured I better state that up front before I receive any more hate mail 😉 Great news! Having run The Fussy Baby Site for 5 years, I’ve had loads of opportunities to talk with parents, experts, doctors, and even some post-fussy kids. Over that time, […]

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Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

[ 6 ] 3:26 am |

Whenever I start up a conversation with a random mom and they mention that they had such a good first baby, but that their second one is much more difficult, I immediately tell them about The Fussy Baby Site. It is the place where I found solace, where I realized that it wasn’t just me […]

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5 Common Childhood Sleep Myths Debunked

5 Common Childhood Sleep Myths Debunked

[ 2 ] 8:00 am |

When baby isn’t sleeping, you may be willing to try anything to get those little eyes to close. And while well-meaning friends and family always have their best advice handy, many parents compound the sleep problem by following the wrong advice. Here are 5 common sleep myths you’ll want to avoid: Myth #1: “If I […]

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Beware of Opinions that Pass for Gospel

Beware of Opinions that Pass for Gospel

[ 7 ] 2:05 pm |

The other day, an acquaintance of Julie’s asked for help with her child’s sleep through a posting on Facebook. Instead of help, she got a link to Dangers of Crying it Out: Damaging children and their relationships for the long term, by Dr. Darcia Narvaez. When Julie told me, I sighed, gritted my teeth, then […]

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Sleep Training A High Need Baby

Sleep Training A High Need Baby

[ 12 ] 1:29 pm |

Recently a mom on our Facebook page asked about sleep training her high need 5 month old son. She wrote: We have a [high need] 5mth old. He has needed to be bounced to sleep, but has now gotten to heavy for me to do so at 19lbs…it’s not working anymore for either of us! […]

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