Nope.

This can be a very touchy subject for people. I have never let my children cry it out. First off I had kids to be a mother and be there for them when they are in need. I understand why women let their child "cry it out" but personally I feel like Im doing my job as a mother when I am calming my baby and letting him know that everything is okay. Sometimes all they want is for mommy or daddy to comfort them. They need to know that mommy will always be there no matter what. My kids know this and now they never want me out of there sight lol

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Bre
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    02/23/14
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    02/23/14
    Bre
    Whatever works for you. Some people don't have patience and it would be best for baby to cry it out then their mother be angry with baby. I don't know how I have so much patience with my kids because they truly drive me nuts sometimes lol
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      5Jane Kirk
      That is definitely a tough one. Our rule of thumb has been, if they are fed, and dry, and it is time for bed or a nap then they can cry themselves to sleep. I have many friends who can't handle hearing my babies cry - great they can hold them for me ;-)

      Don't get me wrong I love holding my babies but sometimes they just need to sleep!
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        I think all kids are different, my girl definitely responded to our CIO method. To be clear, I don't leave her crying for hours on end and I'd never leave her alone if she's hungry, wet, sick, or uncomfortable. We do a bed/nap routine and we stick to it as often as possible. Basically we hum softly and rock for about a minute then lay her in her crib. If she cries we wait 5min before going back in and humming again. Then we wait 7min, then we do it again at wait 10min. If she's still awake after the 10min we take her out and try again at the next nap time. 8 times out of 10 she's asleep within 3min and we never have to go back in. I figure there is no way that 10min of fussing can hurt a baby if I know they're fed/changed/etc.

        Before we put this system into place my girl had terrible naps and was always irritable (though she was a good night sleeper). I feel like she's much happier now that she knows how to sleep well. Of course, some kids don't have any issues with sleep so they don't need to CIO. It all depends on the baby ;)
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