“Does anyone else find later stages more difficult than the newborn one?“- A question asked in the WIO group. It varies. I find that I struggle at different points in time. I compare it to a marathon. At different points along the marathon you’ll struggle. You’ll have a harder time running up hills. You’ll have … Continue reading Parenting Like a Marathon
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This is a rough draft. I am publishing it as a draft for feedback from the WIO community. Is WIO really a method? Or is it just a term that I have coined to mean literally “wait until the child falls asleep”? It is a method, just as much as any sleep training method. The … Continue reading Is “Wait It Out” Really a Method?
Dear Wait it Out Members, I’m afraid I’ve gone ahead and confused a lot of you with the recent announcement of migration. I apologize for this. I want to try and clarify what the new structure is. To answer your questions: 1- I am not deleting one WIO group and moving us all to another … Continue reading A Group and a Tribe
Another frequently asked question from the support groups: “Since some babies sleep through the night at six months shouldn’t we be able to teach the others?” (Using CIO, a no-cry sleep training method, etc.) That’s actually very logical. Which is why sleep training books sell like hotcakes and claim that if your baby isn’t sleeping … Continue reading Since Some Babies Sleep Through the Night at Six Months Shouldn’t We Be Able to Teach The Others?
I’ve been asked to run a few co-ops. Comment if interested, let me know which co-ops you’d be interested in, how many/what type, and I’ll email you with the details and order spreadsheets. Price breaks will depend on the number of people interested in each co-op. WIO Bracelets (Closing August 1, shipping time depends on … Continue reading Upcoming Co-Ops – Comment if interested
I’ve gotten a few emails recently from people wondering if their child will ever figure out the sleep thing. Want some pictures of how sleep looks like at different points in time? Below are some posts from different points in time. I’d try reading these: http://nurshable.com/2013/09/07/when-can-a-baby-sleep-through-the-night/ http://nurshable.com/2012/05/04/i-am-not-a-human-pacifier/ http://nurshable.com/2012/05/27/six-week-growth-spurt/ http://nurshable.com/2012/07/19/the-wio-wait-it-out-method-of-sleep-training/ http://nurshable.com/2012/10/02/six-months-and-struggling/ http://nurshable.com/2013/03/10/tear-free-self-soothing-at-ten-and-a-half-months-wait-it-out-method/ http://nurshable.com/2013/03/08/why-so-needy-baby-yesterday-you-were-fine-sleeping-alone/ http://nurshable.com/2012/11/16/sleep-associations-sleep-regression/ http://nurshable.com/2013/09/25/seventeen-months-sucky-sleep-and-how-progress-looks-like-regression/ http://nurshable.com/2012/08/21/learning-to-self-soothe-wio/ … Continue reading The Progression of Sleep from Newborn to Independent Sleeper
Dear Mama who Uses CIO, I recently became aware of a thread on a forum that linked to my post about “Wait it Out” sleep training. One person stated “I hope the author’s intent was not to make parents who CIO feel shitty and it was solely to make moms who WIO feel better about … Continue reading Dear Mama Who Uses CIO (From a Mama Who Uses Wait-it-Out)
Dear Daughter, Your head rests against my collarbone, soft milky breath synced up with mine, and skittering across my chest. I could pull you out of the wrap and lay you down in your own space. But instead I’m letting you sleep on me for a while for no other reason than “just because”. For … Continue reading These are the Moments I Would Lose to CIO
Dear Daughter, It is 5:47AM. I am awake because you are learning how to self soothe. “Learning how to self soothe” usually means a caregiver is camped outside the closed door of baby’s room during “Cry it Out”. Since we’re following a baby-led schedule and using “Wait it Out” instead of CIO, things look a … Continue reading Tear-Free Self Soothing at Ten and a Half Months (Wait it Out Method)