This week I’ve been attempting CIO for naps. I let Roo cry for between 30-60 minutes and then I go in and hold her for her naps. It’s heartbreaking. I know that it can work though because it worked for her nighttime sleeping with hardly any stress. She CIO for three nights and for less than 40 minutes each night, so I know it can be done!
It is so hard for me. I hate this but I don’t know any other option. I’m done holding her for naps. I can’t do it anymore. I love my little girl but I need a life too. I’ve started to get my life back at night but I need some time to myself during the day too.
This week, while trying to ignore the monitor on mute – but I can hear her even though she’s upstairs – I’ve cleaned my kitchen, organized, etc. Right now, the oven is heating so I can bake some apples to puree for her to eat. She loves mashed bananas in her oatmeal and I’ve let her suck on an apple so I know she’s going to love it.
Anyway, allowing myself to vent. I know that there are many mamas out there who don’t believe in CIO and I respect your opinions. I tried other methods and this is what (hopefully) works for us.
I know a lot of you are also struggling with naps. If you have any success stories, please share!! 🙂
ETA: 18 minutes in she is out like a light…for now 😉