Should You Let Your Baby ‘Cry It Out’?

The answer may be something more moderate

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There she is, your beautiful baby. Her eyes are finally closing as her chest begins to rise and fall. And then what seems like split second later, she’s up, and she’s crying. Again.

In those early days, parents can feel their nerves fray. They just want some rest — for themselves, as well as for junior. They may find themselves with a hand on the door knob in the middle of the night asking, “Should I go in or let them cry it out?”

According to pediatrician Eva Kubiczek-Love, MD, parents can find success using a method called graduated extinction.

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