All of my four little men had/have painful reflux for the first year of life. Mason still does. He has been a bit more of a challenge with sleeping. He of course needed to be elevated 30 degrees to help his reflux symptoms just like the other monkeys in the house. The challenge was he would only sleep for longer periods of time on his belly. As you know, that’s not recommended per the majority of pediatricians. We had a special RES-Q wedge that was specifically made for babies with reflux. Thank goodness it had a side for tummy time. It was the only thing I felt comfortable lying him on. So what was the problem?
So in conclusion mamas..once again…Crying it out really does work. It has for me every time.
** I do understand that the CIO Method isn’t for everyone. This is a method used to get older infants/toddlers to learn how to self-soothe themselves to sleep. I chose to use this method between the ages of 6-10months with my boys after trying many other methods.
All of my children are 100% fine. They have learned to get themselves to sleep and have very healthy sleep habits now. They are actually the best nappers/sleepers out of just about everyone I know. They were not/have not been neglected/harmed physically or mentally in any way due to using the CIO Method.
Mental Notes For Mama is a series where I share something I’ve learned and certainly don’t want to forget. It may be something new, funny, serious, or a tip I thought would be good to share with the rest the mamas out there. Because as always, we all are doing our best to survive the chaos of everyday life in the trenches of motherhood.