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Can controlled crying cause stress in new babies?

June 20th, 2014

Episode 42 of 215 episodes

No matter how hard it is being the parent of a new baby, the last thing any of us want to do is cause our child unnecessary pain. So for those of us who have tried a technique known as 'Controlled Crying' or it's nicer sounding 'Controlled Comforting' we believed that we were doing the right thing. Helping our new babies 'learn' how to soothe themselves to sleep... but what if we were wrong... what if science could prove that our babies weren't 'learning' to fall asleep, they were just discovering that there was no point in crying and that they had just as much stress hormone in their little bodies as a crying baby.

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