I haven't had a chance to read all the replies, only a quick sec to post...I'll read the pp's replies in a bit...
OMG My heart just breaks for this poor baby.
I don't understand how parents who parent like that, just don't get it? How can they NOT think they aren't doing damage to their children emotionally? How can they sleep at night? It just makes me so mad that parents would intentionally do that to their child and I know first hand after my experience with DS how it can completely and totally destroy a poor little baby's sense of security, safety, bonding and attachment. I always maintain, that any good parent wouldn't shove their child in a room and let them cry for hours on end at 2pm in the afternoon, why, why, why do some parents think it is different at 2 in the morning for example? Why do some parents think their job as a parent is over when it is the kids bedtime? How can anyone even suspect their child is screaming and crying somewhere and not be the slightest bit inclined to want to go and comfort them and be there for them?
Feel free to copy and paste my post below in this forum about my story with my MIL letting my son CIO only 1.5 hours twice a week for about 4-5 weeks and how much it damaged him emotionally and how long it took me to reverse that damage. I can't imagine what it would be like for a child to scream all night long and what that would do to them.
That is just one of the reasons I wrote that all out, was hopefully to help someone out there realize the damage they are doing with CIO.
Keep us posted, I'm in tears just thinking about this poor baby, this is going to eat me up inside, I'm curious to see what happens.