Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Mikkel says

    I appreciate your comment and agree that it depends on the child to determine which method is going to work best. Although we’d all like to take credit for an easier baby who has the innate ability to self soothe, I do believe a lot of that is due to genetics. To force anything, including weaning, by crying it out when it feels like your child is really suffering is just a shame. I hope that people are able to read their babies and not take the immense amount of advice available these days too literally and without a grain of salt. Every baby is different and nobody knows your baby better than you, the mama. So, while the crying it out weaning method may work for a very, very small few, it certainly wouldn’t be a great method for everyone.

  2. Nicole says

    @Aruni Thank you for your comments! My first son did not take a pacifier and I was indeed his pacifier for awhile. He finally took to sucking on a light receiving blanket that is much easier to find than a pacifier. My 2nd son has done the same. I enjoyed not breaking a pacifier or thumb sucking habit too much the first time. 🙂

  3. Aruni Gunasegaram says

    Thanks for the mention!

    Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea to cry it out to wean. I wasn’t a big fan of crying it out to sleep even though we tried it with our first because we were so sleep deprived.

    I also don’t think mom should become a human pacifier. We used pacifiers (or fingers) and I know some people don’t think that’s right for them, but when it works it works like a charm.