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can i let my 1 month old cry his self to sleep at night

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Asked by rhondascott88 at 3:47 PM on Apr. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No, newborns only cry because they don't know how else to let you know they need you..

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 3:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • NO!!!!!!! You cannot let him CIO until at least 9 months---6 if you push it. He needs to know you are there and needs comfort, 1 month is WAY TOO early to let him cry for no reason.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:50 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • No! Baby's cry because they need something. It is one of their only means of communication. Some parents worry that they will spoil their baby or create attachment issues if they attend to the baby every time he or she cries. Some parents also worry that their child is manipulating them. This just isn't possible. A young baby can not manipulate you! Rather if you pick your baby up when he or she is crying you are teaching him/her that you are there for them and that they can trust you to take care of them.

    If you are trying to get your baby to sleep through the night, you should probably be informed that most babies don't start sleeping through the night for a few more months at least. A few babies start sleeping through the night at 3 months, and 70% of babies are sleeping through the night by 9 months. However, some babies don't until over a year old.

    Answer by MissMommyK at 3:53 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • no.

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:53 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • Absolutely not! A 1 month old baby is crying because he/she NEEDS something...even if that if just to snuggle with you, that is a NEED for a newborn. CIO is not recommended before the age of 6 months, and even after that, it is frowned upon by many. It is cruel to let a helpless child sit there and cry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • No way.

    Answer by mompam at 3:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • No, that is neglect! newborns cry for a reason be it they are hungry, gasy, cold or just want to be held, rock your baby until it falls asleep and continue to hold the baby for reassurance. Remember that this baby is out in this scary place and is adjusting to live outside your womb.

    Answer by older at 4:00 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • no, that's neglect.if you didnt want to get up with a newborn at night then you shouldnt have had children.

    Answer by mywonderyears at 4:03 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • It's not a good idea. He's still a newborn. He's crying because he needs SOMETHING. At this age, their wants are the same as their needs, so if he wants to be held, he NEEDS to be held.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:03 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

  • Absolutely NOO. That is absolutely neglect. Crying means he needs something. Please take a parenting class. And I'm not trying to be mean, I'm very serious.

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 4:08 PM on Apr. 15, 2010

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