my grandson cries himself to sleep


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Carol - posted on 03/10/2009




Thank you. He is 8 months old and he is testing his parents and us. He seems to  go to sleep faster when he visits us and sleeps through the night but he wakes up at least once a night when he is home. I don't want to interfere but it is breaking up their nights.

Rachel - posted on 03/07/2009




My mom had told me not to let my Son cry himself to sleep my husband and i had very different opinions about it, he felt as though you could let him cry himself to sleep. Well i won the disagreement and for the first three months i made sure the baby never cried for more than five to ten minuets at a time, well at three months he started sleeping on his own and sleeps all night long and goes to sleep without any type of fight what so ever!

Tracy - posted on 03/07/2009




I started at 6 months letting my son get himself to sleep.  The crying did not last long and now he is a great sleeper. 

I am guessing your grandson lives with his parents and it is their choice to do this.  My mom and in-laws were very judgemental about alot of things we did and it still effects our relationships with them to this day.  Just remember his parents love him and are doing what they think is best.

Crystal - posted on 03/06/2009




This is not a bad thing if your grandson is still in the infant stages. Letting him cry himself to sleep sometimes (especially if you need a break) is a good way to teach him to self-sooth. One can never over spoil an infant by holding him or her, but it does not teach them to self-sooth and if they do not learn that in the early stages in life, their later stages of self-sufficiency can be harder for them to learn.

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