What controlled crying is, the pros and cons of this baby settling method and how to start using the controlled crying technique.
The controlled crying technique isn’t advised before your baby’s 6 months of age. With controlled crying, after putting your baby into her cot awake, you leave progressively longer periods between visits to reassure her, until she settles herself.The controlled crying method usually takes only a few nights to work, but requires an iron will.
STEP 1: Put your baby in her cot awake, say goodnight to her, and then leave the room.STEP 2: If she cries, wait 5 minutes before going in. Stay for a few minutes to reassure her, then say goodnight and leave the room.STEP 3: If she’s still crying after 5 more minutes, go back in and repeat the process. This time, wait for 10 minutes before going back in, and extend the time between visits by 2 minutes until she falls asleep.
Don’t worry. If it’s not happening and you can’t persist, have a break before you try again.
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