I was wondering at what age do you feel it is ok to let your child cry themselves to sleep? My son is showing signs of forming the habit of not going to sleep or staying asleep unless he is being held. He is only one month old. I love the cuddle time during the day but I dont want him to become "spoiled" but at the same time, I dont want him to make himself vomit from crying which he has done if left too long.Answer Question
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Answer by MaryWolfe at 4:09 PM on Oct. 3, 2010
I never let my children or my grandson cry themselves to sleep. It is not spoiling a child to hold them. For all of time mothers have breastfed, held, and shared sleep with their babies. That is hard wired into the baby's brain as the way it is supposed to be. If babies were to adapt to artificial feeding, sitting in seats, and sleeping alone in cribs it would take generations. It is normal for children to wake at night until they are 3 years old.
At one month it is wonderful if an infant is in someone's arms 100% of the time. An infant should never be left to cry until vomiting. I suggest reading books by William and Martha Sears like The Baby Book or going to William Sears web site.
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