Re: What is "Cry It Out"?
What "cry it out" sounds like to me is that you let the baby cry until they go to sleep, which could be hours and hours.
I don't do that, but I do let Katie cry for up to 10 minutes before I go in to comfort her. She won't go to sleep any other way, other than being in the car. I take issue with anyone who tells me that I do it because I'm sick of dealing with her. And do not think that it makes me cruel.
Honestly, I'm not convinced that people who never let their kids cry have it right, either. But I think parenting is hard enough without other people's criticism. I think each parent has to do what's right for their children. We all do the best we can with what we've got.
Last edited by kgsd; 01-23-2007 at 03:36 PM.