Abigail - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 37 moms have responded )
I have a 5 month old baby who started not being able to sleep throughout the night since he got sick the first time a couple of months ago. He'll wake up about 4 times to nurse and I get pretty tired waking up at 5 am to work 10 hour shifts. My best friend who studied and works in child development says it's good to train a baby to sleep by letting him cry to sleep so he learns how to soothe himself. I read that in a book too. He used to be able to sleep well swaddled but it's not working so well anymore. For those of you who let your babies cry to sleep, how do you do it exactly and how long did it take til your baby was able to sleep by themselves?