DH is increasingly becoming a fan of the CIO method. Sometimes when I leave him to watch DD while I'm showering/making dinner etc. I hear her screaming and find her in the pack n play while he is on his tablet playing a game. I then pick her up and hand her back to him to continue what i was doing or just grumble and walk with her leaving whatever unfinished.
Bedtime isn't his thing, since he always goes to sleep hours after us but he keeps suggesting I put her down and let her fall asleep. We bedshare so he says it's completely different than traditional CIO. I do see the logic of this that there is a difference between throwing her in a separate room and letting her cry herself to sleep vs. both of us laying down and if she gets fussy/wants to play stay laying down in bed even if she cries until she's asleep.
I considered it last night when it was 11pm and she just refused to sleep. The only thing she wanted was to be walked around the house. I was getting very frustrated since we normally go to bed around 9pm. Eventually she fell asleep in bed with me after the 6th time going through our bedtime ritual: put on music, change diaper, turn of light, lay down, tuck in & snuggle up offering boob.
edit: she's 2 months old
Edited by inconditus - 9/11/13 at 6:32am