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I usually will not let my DS cry longer than 10 minutes when he's going to sleep (during the day I go to him immediately if he is crying). I've read multiple articles about how allowing your baby to cry can alter his brain and stress levels for life, but is that with pro-longed crying? Or will 10 minutes of letting off steam before bed cause him to be detached as he gets older? I am with him all day and give him plenty of love and comfort throughout the day, and thus far he doesn't seem to mind falling asleep on his own, but will the affects show up later in life? We have a great relationship right now and I would hate to ruin that by letting him cry. He's only been going to sleep on his own for around a week now, and once he is asleep he sleeps through the whole night. It hardly ever takes him longer than 10 minutes to fall asleep, but if it does I comfort him. Is 10 minutes too long? Am I scarring him for life?Answer Question
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