CIO is a term that means different things to different people. We want you to understand the difference between strategies we recommend and the idea of letting a baby “cry it out”. Letting a baby “cry it out” implies that you have done nothing to prepare your child for sleep training and you are just going to put your baby into his cot, close the door and walk away! That is in our opinion, totally unfair to your child and we certainly would not recommend such treatment. Our sleep program will prepare your child before hand and there are gentler methods which we will recommend but none of it can guarantee no crying at all as your child’s form of communication whether they are hungry, frustrated, angry, unhappy or annoyed is by way of crying.
When we begin to change the way a child has fallen asleep for several months, they usually show some protest. Since a baby can not speak, they cry when they don’t like something. Factors such as the age, personality and temperament of your child will affect the amount of crying.