No More Tears

No More Tears is a group for parents who want to come together and discuss gentle ways of putting their babies and children to bed. Our group does not advocate sleep training methods, including, but not limited to, controlled crying and cry it out. This group will discuss alternative methods for sleeping and help dispel wrong information that is given to parents by well meaning friends, family, and even doctors. Feel free to debate about various information, but remember, never attack an individual, only an idea. We are all parents who want to do what is best, and if someone's opinion differs for your own, please agree to disagree. You do not have to be an Attachment Parent to join or ask questions, you just have to want to help your child in a gentle and loving manner. One basis premise of the group is that when infants cry, there is a reason. Within the group we will address those reasons and share information that each of us as individual parents have found through research and experience. There is no one right way to parent your child to sleep, and this group is here to help you make the best and most informed choice possible. Please read the sticky post for some important information about the group as a whole.


Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

My almost 14 month old nurses all night long and only nurses once during the day (naptime). I offer him the breast every hour but he only accepts me for a minute or two. I'm not...

Started by April on 02/15/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 06/28/2010 by Ella


Crying At Naptime! we go! I am 20 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. I have been so sick that I have had to have a nurse come to my house to give me IV fluids and a medicine pump so that...

Started by Nicole on 03/14/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 06/04/2010 by Nicole


naptime success story!

I hope it is okay to share with you all a recent success story that has got me rather excited! I have an 11week old daughter Katelyn, who was fairly good at going down for...

Started by Sarah on 03/08/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 03/08/2010 by Sarah


bathtime fears

does anyone have any ideas on how to stop Robbie, 12mo, screaming through EVERY bath/shower/swim/getting wet? toys dont help, or does being in my arms. he cries for 30-60mins...

Started by Mandy on 01/29/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 02/20/2010 by Jennifer


Sleeping, naturally

In the last week, Jacob (now 8mos old) has begun going to sleep without needing to be nursed. And even more shocking, he has actually had two nights out of the past three where...

Started by Erynne on 12/12/2009 in No More Tears

Last update on 02/07/2010 by Emily


How many naps??

My daughter is almost 9 months and I know she's supposed to have 2 naps a day. I can get her to take one, but that's usually it. She now goes to sleep around 8 and wakes up at...

Started by *Fluffy Bunnies on 01/29/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/29/2010 by Elizabeth


Help on settling

I'm new to this community, but it sounded like a godsent when I saw it. My son is 7 1/2 months old and used to be fantastic sleeper as a newborn. After his 3 month growth...

Started by Dana on 01/22/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/28/2010 by Marcy


Can't Decide..

My son has been co-sleeping with me since he was born (he's 5 months old), even in the hospital (until the nurse told me to put him in his bassinet.. I didn't.). He refuses to...

Started by Bridget on 01/18/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/22/2010 by Johnny


It doesn't feel right to me...

My son just turned 1 and has never been a great napper, even though he nurses all night long and only at night. I just feel that because he wakes up every hour to every 2 hours...

Started by April on 01/14/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/20/2010 by April


Babies' rights

I am writing a paper on babies' rights, and am particularly interested in the use of CIO, and 'controlled crying' by some parents. Obviously, by definition, noone in this group...

Started by Katie on 12/18/2009 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/18/2010 by Bridget


Brushing teeth when nursing to sleep...

As my son usually falls asleep while he is nursing in the evening, he doesn't get his teeth brushed before he goes to sleep. I brush them after is dinner of solids, but am...

Started by Kylie on 01/13/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/17/2010 by Kylie


Getting 'active' 11 m.o down for daytime nap

I need some suggestions on getting my very active 11 month old down for his daytime naps. Up until now, I have layed with him, but he is so active now that I am getting...

Started by Kylie on 01/11/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/14/2010 by Theresa


sleep issues

My daughter is 8 months and is EBF. She's never been a great sleeper. As a newborn she barely slept at night. Around 6 weeks she started sleeping more and more. She slept...

Started by *Fluffy Bunnies on 01/08/2010 in No More Tears

Last update on 01/12/2010 by Gwen


Happy Holidays!

Just a message to everyone to say Happy Holidays! Merry Yule, Happy Solistice, Happy Hannuaka, Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, and Happy Kwanzaa, or have a good holiday if you...

Started by Brenda on 12/25/2009 in No More Tears

Last update on 12/25/2009 by Brenda


Just a Reminder:

Remember the purpose of our group is to do everything to advocate helping infants to sleep without using any sort of sleep training that involves controlled crying or cry it...

Started by Brenda on 12/22/2009 in No More Tears

Last update on 12/22/2009 by Brenda


Someone shoot me now.

Started by Minnie on 12/19/2009 in No More Tears

Last update on 12/19/2009 by Minnie