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When can I start allowing my son to cry himself to sleep?

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S0CalM0mma0503

Asked by S0CalM0mma0503 at 12:01 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • http://mothering.com/parenting/crying-for-comfort (check this article out)
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 12:03 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Thanks that article was helpful
    S0CalM0mma0503

    Comment by S0CalM0mma0503 (original poster) at 12:05 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • no problem :) I hope you find a good sleeping solution. Having a newborn can be tiresome. Some great advice I got was to sleep whenever my baby slept :)
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 12:08 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • He sleeps really well usually but sometimes I feel that there is nothing I can do but allow him to cry himself to sleep. I am very patient and usually very good at soothing him but sometimes it's just not enough.
    S0CalM0mma0503

    Comment by S0CalM0mma0503 (original poster) at 12:09 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • It's rough, but as long as the baby is dry, fed, comfy, etc, and still crying sometimes there is nothing left to do than to let them cry it out. It breaks my heart, but sometimes it's for the best.
    kathria

    Answer by kathria at 12:12 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • yeah, that can be hard, especially when you are tired, but I believe its the right thing to do. If you can't fix the problem at the moment then atleast they know that you are there to comfort them through their crying. That builds trust and a sense of securty for them knowing that mommy will be there for them.
    Precious333

    Answer by Precious333 at 12:13 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Try No Cry Sleep Solution book
    MsHouseWife

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 12:17 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I started when my DS was 6 months old, per my pedis advice. Best thing in the world I have every done!!
    ArmyWife112908

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 12:17 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Great article Precious! Added it to my favorites. :)
    I have never let my son cry it out and he is a great secure sleeper at 2. Now in his own room and bed. :) I do have to lay with him until he is asleep but I dont mind. Its nice to have some quiet time with your toddler after a day of butting heads. I would do as the article suggests and hold your crying baby. It is so important to build trust and let your child know that you are there to support them when they are upset.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 12:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • It only happens so very often. I mean he is not colicy but sometimes I think the stimulation throughout the day makes him very cranky.
    S0CalM0mma0503

    Comment by S0CalM0mma0503 (original poster) at 12:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

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