Today Carrie from Wiley Adventures is posting about Babywise and the Cry It Out method. In her post she debunks the myth that Babywise and CIO are indistinguishable sleep training strategies.
It is peculiar that a lot of the objections to Babywise have to do with CIO when CIO is never even mentioned in the book. But let’s remember that most Babywise naysayers haven’t actually read the book.
In any case, Carrie does a great job in her post of covering what the book does and does not explicitly promote. She also links up to a couple of other sleep training strategies that can be used in conjunction with the Babywise method.
While I have used different methods of sleep training with my four, I have seen Babywise successfully work with all four of them. I worked hard with all four. I had the same goal with all four. My “how” was different, but my “why” was the same and my goal was accomplished with all four. My encouragement is to take the meat and purpose of Babywise and make it work for your family. Do your research on ALL of the types of Sleep Training and choose the one that best fits your family and use it alongside Babywise!
And come back tomorrow for our last day of Babywise myth debunking.