Today Carrie, from Wiley Adventures, is talking to us about Babywise and cry it out (CIO).
So many people associate Babywise with letting your baby cry it out, but as Carrie says, the Babywise book doesn’t instruct parents to do so. “Nowhere in the “On Becoming Babywise” book does it tell you that you have to do CIO to be successful with Babywise. In fact, the book doesn’t even give you a guideline for sleep training at all. It does say that “it is an aquired skill that is enhanced by routine” (pg. 55). But the heart and meat of Babywise is a Parent Directed Feeding Plan and the Eat Wake Sleep Cycle… NOT sleep training.”
Babywise is about so much more than CIO, and Babywise parents CAN be successful without incorporating CIO methods. Read Carrie’s full post here to find out more!
Here’s the myth busting schedule for this week. Be sure to check out the rest of the posts!
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom talking about the Myths versus Realities of Babywise.
- Tuesday: Katrina at Mama’s Organized Chaos talking about the realities of Babywise and the schedule – Babywise isn’t imposing a schedule; it is learning the ideal schedule.
- Wednesday: Shea at The Moses Home will be talking about how having a schedule actually makes you flexible, not rigid, and Natasha at Let’s Be Brave is talking about how Babywise is supposed to work for you; you don’t work for Babywise.
- Thursday: Carrie at Wiley Adventures is talking about how Babywise and Cry It Out do (or don’t) go together, and Kimberly at Team Cartwright will be discussing how scheduled feedings do not diminish milk supply.
- Friday: Cole at Twinning Babywise will be discussing how Babywise is so much more than just sleep training. Emily at The Journey of Parenthood will finish us off talking about how it’s possible and doable to implement Babywise with multiple kids.