As an older mother and having used controlled crying on my own 6 children ranging from toddler to adults. I would like to know is this method no considered outdated. Controlled crying for those that do not know it is letting your child cry and then check on them, make sure they are ok, do not pick up and then add another minute to the next time and repeat, so a longer time waiting each time. My daughter in law says this is harmful to the baby, I suggested she do this with my grand daughter as she can not get her to sleep or to be left on her own i.e put her down so she can do something. Just wondering if this is now considered wrong for children. My grand daughter is 5 months old and I watched on Saturday as mummy spent 6 hours trying to get an over tired child to sleep.
Posted by youngoldlady, 20th January 2015