is it bad to put your babies in the bed an let thr=em cry a lil so they can nap???


View replies by

Monica - posted on 05/16/2010




thanks girls they were premie they will be one they really dont scream like on the top of thier lungs jus lil crys

Julie - posted on 05/14/2010




i used to let mt daughter cry for 10 minutes and if she didnt go to sleep i would rock her!! but it was crazy raising a preemie i hated to dress her because she was so tiny!!

Brandy - posted on 05/14/2010




my daughter had collic so i had no choice but to let her cry, but i think as long as youre not letting them cry hysterically or for long periods of time its ok.

Pamela - posted on 05/12/2010




If your baby is a premie you might want to check with your Dr. Crying burns calories and if your baby is a premie and eating limited amounts of formula a day, every calorie counts.

Dawn - posted on 05/01/2010




it all depends on how long she cries..if it is more than 10 minutes i would go in and rub her back or pick her up for a few minutes.

Emma - posted on 05/01/2010




No not at all. My girl used to cry for cryings sake because she knew as soon as she cried we'd go to her but eventually something clicked and I realised what she was doing so one night I left her to cry just for 5 mins at first then went into see her then left, she cried again so I left it for 10 mins so on and so on and eventually (after about a week) she just went to sleep of her own accord in her own room and now nearly 10 months later (she's 2 now) we put her to bed and we don't hear a peep out of her until morning unless she's either had a really bad nightmare or feels unwell. She was 5 weeks early two. Hope this helps.

Jenn - posted on 05/01/2010




no it's not and for the long run it is probably best. We started putting our daughter down for naps and even to bed at night without rocking her at three months (adjusted). When we started she cried for a while but she has learned to calm herself and fall asleep in 5 maybe 10 minutes. If you constantly rock your child to sleep you'll get stuck rocking them until they're 1 or 2, like several of my friends and family have.

Jennifer - posted on 04/30/2010




Once thier sleep organizes at around 4/3m (developmental age) if you are putting them down when they are tired a little crying won't hurt them at all and you will be training them to self soothe. You have to be comfortable with it though or they will feed off your anxiety.

Laura - posted on 04/30/2010




no its not! alot of women say they could never put there babies down and just let them cry but me and my husband did it because we needed our sleep so bad so finally one day we just let our daughter cry of course we felt bad but it was the only way we were going to get sleep and in order for you to be okay you need your sleep to so dont feel bad or think your a bad mom because its not wrong.

Brittany - posted on 04/29/2010




no i dont think so, but everyone has differnt views on things...but i get my son cry it out sometimes i have had doctors tell me its actully good for them and sometimes they just cry to cry..and i have found that if i hold him while he goes to sleep then its hard to get him to go to bed in his own room,so finally we just put him in his crib and he may whine a bit but he goes to sleep after wards. hope this helps!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms