Crying it out may help your baby self-soothe, but do the risks outweigh the benefits? Here’s everything you need to know about this controversial sleep method.
Rebecca Desfosse, Contributor
Ask 10 of your friends how they got their babies to sleep through the night, and you’ll get 10 different answers. There are many sleep methods that parents subscribe to, but none as hotly contested as letting your baby cry it out (CIO). Since all families are different, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. “Each family situation and child is unique, and one method will not work the same for each child,” says Stephanie Finn, pediatric nurse practitioner at CentreSpring MD. Here’s the lowdown on this controversial method to help you decide what works for your family. Read more.