In the News: It's okay to let baby cry to sleep.

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In the News: It's okay to let baby cry to sleep.
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 4:55pm

This study just came out that said it is okay to allow a baby to "cry it out" when trying to teach them how to fall asleep on their own. 

With my first, we did the method where you go in after 5 minutes of crying, then 10 minutes of crying, then 15 min... etc. And just go in, pat baby on the back to comfort him. We had success using that method with Nathan. It was only a few nights of crying, but it was hard to hear! I had to step outside so I could not hear him. But it worked. I'm glad to see researchers find this method does not harm the baby.

Here is the article:

We will probably do this method again with Joshua... but I just can't remember what age it was when we did this with Nathan. I'm thinking closer to 6 months.

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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 11:50am

I saw that on the news last night! Apparenlty a baby crying is more stressful for the parents than for the baby! No surprise here!