MFA Dad & I were talking about dealing with sleep & the cry it out thing the other night. We had both just read the blog post now making the rounds: The Dangers of Crying It Out. This was an interesting post & provided a great cultural background for our collective obsession with sleep training.
I think there may be something to the science that suggests there is a link to trouble later for the child who is left to cry herself to sleep. And I can’t say that these types of studies did not influence my decision to never do CIO with T.
But I also don’t think the leap from sleep training to problems later in life (as in, CIO now = anxious adult) is direct or clearly proven (& even if it were proven, I’m fairly certain different infants & children react differently to CIO).
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