Letting baby cry to sleep: should I?
This can be a sensitive issue for a lot of moms. Personally I do not let Charlie cry it out. Right now it's his only form of communication. I do not believe that babies cry for no reason at all. When I'm working and Charlie doesn't seem to be happy no matter what I do, I will lay him down in the crib for a few minutes. If he's not asleep within those few minutes, I pick him up and walk around with him until he's calm again. I'm a mother first, nothing is more important to me than my child being happy and comfortable. Besides, sometimes I don't have a reason to cry.. sometimes I just need some closeness with the bf, so I would assume that it's possible for him to also just need to be near me. That's not to say that that works for every mom and I judge no one for how they deal with this issue. Having a baby is hard. It's really hard and sometimes the only thing you can do is make sure they're comfortable, put them in a safe place and walk away.
What are your thoughts?
I did let my daughter start crying it out when she was 2yrs old and refusing to sleep in her bed. She was not a baby anymore and she can use her words to communicate her needs.