heard about let baby

Melanie - posted on 02/04/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

71

34

4

sorry about that..gush i didnt notice something was wrong with my post..is it ok to let my baby just "cry it out" to teach him to sleep by himself?

7 Comments

View replies by

Ashley - posted on 02/24/2010

794

34

75

Well, I didn't want to, but a friend of mine had me try this: Put your baby to bed while tired, but not asleep. Say your goodnights, then leave. When they cry, wait two minutes, then go back. DO NOT PICK THEM UP. Comfort them and leave again. If they cry again, wait five minutes and repeat. Then wait seven to ten minutes. Eventually they will fall asleep.
However, this is not recommended for newborns as they need more comfort than an older baby.
Also, make sure they are well burped before putting them to bed, and when checking on them, check his diaper.
It may take a few days or weeks, but it will work. I don't believe you should just leave them to cry for hours, that is terrible. But since they know you are still there for them it makes it easier.
Good luck!!!

Nakita - posted on 02/05/2010

121

26

18

well i did with my 2 month old, and she is now 7 months and can go to sleep with me just putting her in her crib, and shutting the door. she also sleeps through the night. but all babies are different so this might not help for you, but its worth a try if you believe in CIO.

Courtney - posted on 02/04/2010

6

31

0

I am with everyone else....heard about let baby??? Need a little more then that!

[deleted account]

I have to agree with Ashley and Nakita! LOL! WHAT? I you wondering about the method of letting your baby decide everything? Letting baby decided when to wean etc??? You're gonna have to be more specific!

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