No. CIO is built on the idea that you put your baby to sleep at a set time, and let them cry until they fall asleep, with no interaction from Mum & Dad until the morning. Our techniques encourage you to be in the room with your baby, comforting them as they learn the art of falling asleep on their own. However, even with the most gentle techniques, your baby will cry. This is simply your little one protesting change.
Often, results are immediate. The first night is typically the hardest, and by night 3, we have babies sleeping for 11-12 hours uninterrupted. Consistency is key here. If you put in 100%, then the results will show on night 1 or 2.
Our program typically takes 10-14 days and after this time, Mum & Dad can put their baby down and walk out of the room, confident that their child has learnt the skills to put themselves to sleep.
The success of the program relies heavily on the role of the parents. We do everything we can to get you to your sleeping goal, however, we won’t be able to stand beside you for the duration of the program. We understand that little mistakes may happen along the way, but as long as the sleep program is followed consistently (for the most part!), then you are one step closer to sleeping through the night.
Our 3-night package has a 100% success rate. We will come to your home, take you through every part of the sleep plan, and implement it. I encourage Mum & Dad to catch up on some sleep for the first night or two, and get them up to speed the next morning. When we come to your home, we follow the plan to a tee. We oversee Mum & Dad over the next 2 nights answer any questions that may arise. All of our babies on the 3 night plan have slept through on night 2 or 3, and continue to do so!
I would hold off on starting a sleep program until your baby is healthy. Babies need more love and comfort when they are sick. Once they have established a solid bedtime routine, we can tackle illnesses in a whole new way.
Yes we do! Double the fun!