I did this with my son. I'm not exactly sure when I started it. And I guess it depends on the reason you're doing it. If it's getting the child to sleep, or in the middle of the night, or if you just can't take the crying, because that DOES happen. But if I was just over whelmed, I started that at about three months. I was a single, teen mom, with no option but to just do it on my own. But I didn't let him just keep crying till he stopped. I would check on him every five to ten mins or so. And after about twenty mins to half hour I would pick him back up and try to calm him down. And just keep doing it till he stopped. He was a BIG crier at that age. Then with the sleep thing. That didn't start till about seven months or so. Hope this helped. Oh and btw. Don't worry about the anonymous bashers. they arent even worth the read. They could at LEAST be mature enough to state their opinion, and NOT make themselves look AS stupid.
at 12:00 PM on Mar. 29, 2009