Crying it Out Method Doesn't Work for Us
I know a lot of moms use the "crying it out" method, but it just doesn't work for us. Instead of crying himself to sleep, my seven month old just gets more and more hysterical. I've tried waiting 15 minutes, comforting him, then leaving his site for another 15 minutes, but he actually goes into hysterics and hyperventilates. At this point, I let him cry until it gets too extreme, and then give in. I'm hoping as he gets older and understands that I'm not abandoning him, he'll learn to self soothe and relax on his own.
Some moms find that it works for them. It's a very personal decision. All moms need to do what's best for their families.