It is fine if it works for you. My oldest did very well with cry it out at that age. My second did not. He is now 20 months and we are finally getting him to fall asleep by himself. Instead of leaving him and letting him cry it out, I had to slowly move farther and farther away from him every night until I was in the hallway. I don't know if it was because of their personalities, or what. But my oldest is very laid back and goes with the flow and cio worked. My second is very sensitive and you can say more needy than his older brother. He just got way too upset when we just let him cry, it was awful. With that said, you know your child and you know what is best.
at 9:47 PM on Aug. 25, 2009