Anita - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
Just curious as to the reasoning behind letting a baby cry. It is my understanding that babies cry as their means of communicating with you. Letting a baby cry itself to sleep increases their levels of cortisol (stress hormone) which leads to an emotional shutdown. This then leads to learned helplessness and a lack of trust that their parents will come when they need them. I also don't understand how Christian mums can let their babies cry as I can't imagine a situation where Jesus would not comfort a crying child. I realise this is just my opinion and that everyone is entitled to their own form of parenting but would like to understand other people's point of view.