Letting Baby Cry Not A Bad Thing

Findings may help parents rest easier

Go ahead, let your baby cry herself to sleep. An Australian study has found there’s nothing wrong with it – that your baby will not suffer any emotional, behavioural or parental attachment issues. In fact, researchers say it may help her fall asleep quicker. Australian researchers found babies allowed to CIO — “cry it out” or cry themselves to sleep, a method called “graduated extinction” by researchers, did not produce any more signs of stress in the infants than a “gentler” method, according to the study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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