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Too soon? at our 1 month well visit today I asked when we might start to implement a "schedule". As things go right now, LO eats on demand, and sleeps when he sleeps. Dr. suggested putting him in bed when we decide we want it to be bed time, and letting him cry it out for 10-15 minutes. If he doesn't settle in that time, he suggested soothing him until he stops and then leaving him to go to sleep on his own. On the one hand I love the idea of starting a "routine" now, as I do believe that kids thrive on a consistent schedule. However, I don't really feel to jazzed about the idea of letting a 4 week old cry for any length of time longer than necessary. So far the longest weve let him cry is probably 5 minutes while helping DD with her shower, or fixing dinner etc. What are your thoughts?
Thank you everyone for the feedback -- much of what im reading is reinforcing what I have been thinking as well. Strange part is, we have been going to this pedi for 5 years and Ive always felt strongly that I trust in him and he GENERALLY gives good advice. Agreed, far too young to CIO
Find a new pediatrician?
JulesDiane:Find a new pediatrician?
If I'm being completely honest, this was my first thought when I read the title to this post.
littlemac1117: JulesDiane:Find a new pediatrician? If I'm being completely honest, this was my first thought when I read the title to this post.
Yep. Dear God, you can't make a 4 week old baby follow a schedule, soothe themselves or leave them to cry. Find a new pedi.
littlemac1117:Oh, please don't. Please. 4 weeks is way too early for CIO. If I remember correctly, the youngest age to start CIO is 4 MONTHS. If a 4 week old is crying, its because they need something, even if that something is to be held/rocked/snuggled.
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