Cry It Out? Scientists Say OK to Let Babies Cry Themselves to Sleep

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It may break your heart. It may annoy you. It may even drive your neighbors insane. But go ahead, let your baby “cry it out.”

That’s if you’re willing to take advice from Australian researchers who found the “cry it out” method, letting your baby cry himself to sleep at night, to be the most effective.

The biggest revelation — researchers say it does NOT stress out your baby or cause lasting emotional issues.

Even better, we’re told it won’t take long for your child to “get it.”

“The thing I often tell parents is that it only takes three days, and [sleep training] is effective,” explained Marsha Weinraub, professor of psychology at Temple University.

We can hear new parents everywhere breathing a sigh of relief. Who’s willing to give it a try tonight?