This morning, I being frugal and drinking yesterday's reheated coffee, to the trying sounds of CIO. In parenting language CIO= cry it out. At David's 4 month check-up, the doctor told us it would now be safe and even helpful to allow crying in the crib. I've given it a go a few times now and so far it's most successful at naptime, crying lasts at most 10 minutes. Bedtime is still a challenge. He either goes down fast or pushes the bounds of CIO so much we've just got to pick him up and hold him to sleep. As torturous as CIO sounds, I am glad when it works.