Sleep?

When is it ok to let your baby cry himself to sleep

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    02/17/14
    4Katie
    It looks like your baby is four weeks old? Personally I think it is a little too young to let him cry himself to sleep. Have you heard of the 5 S's? Swaddling, sucking, side lying, shushing, and swinging? At this age I always found my babies would only fall asleep on me.
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    02/18/14
    But if I pick him up every time he cries won't he get use to that and just create more problems in the future? I just want him to be able to lay in his bassinet alone with me in the room and not have to hold him all the time.
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    02/18/14
    4Katie
    Crying is his last way of communication. By responding to his crying you are doing exactly what you should be doing. He just spent the last 40weeks inside your body, hearing you, feeling you, etc. It is scary to suddenly be away from you and in a still and quiet bassinet. I think you have to slowly ease them into the new world.
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