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The CRY-IT-OUT method or the NO-CRY method

I have noticed this debate for a long time.

What do you think? What worked for you?


Asked by Gingerwheel at 6:28 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (11)
  • No cry. We have found that the Lay-interpretation of the cry-it-out can lead to a destructive increase of cortisol in the body that is not healthy for the babe.

    baby should never be left to "cry", but if you want to train," fussing" is okay.

    There was a big to-do about this a few years back due to current research.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:03 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Tried CIO. It failed. Didn't discover the Pantley method till much later.

    What worked? Going with HIS sleep schedule and abandoning any other notions.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:09 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I used cry-it-out for all 4 of my kids and it worked.

    Answer by momov4kids at 6:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • i always picked up my baby when she cried to soothe her -- i think its cruel to let babies cry it out.

    Answer by 1catMcG at 6:41 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Cry it out for both of my babies

    Answer by Ronnies_Girl at 6:42 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • No Cry method- Its cruel to let the baby cry it out.

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 6:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I think it depends on the issue. I'm more of a cry-it-out method but if he's sick or is running a slight fever or something, I tend to hold him more. My SIL held my niece for everything because she couldn't deal with the crying and now my niece won't go to anyone. My brother is lucky if she'll go to him, but maybe that's just an extreme example.

    Answer by DJsMommy610 at 6:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • We do the cry it out method with all of our kids, not right away but when we think it is appropriate age wise.

    Answer by Melbornj at 7:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • cry it out works for me, but don't do it when baby is still young. do it at least after 4 or 5 months, or when you think he/she's ready. My son is 6 and half months and can sleep for about 10 to 12 hours. It's hard to see your baby cry tho, so it's really up to you if you can handle it.

    Answer by Amy2079 at 7:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • no cry method.

    Answer by sleepinglotus at 9:59 PM on Jun. 16, 2011