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Is it alright to let my toddler cry for 50mins before he goes to sleep?

Is it alright to let my toddler cry for 50mins before he goes to sleep. He has never been good at going to sleep

Maree...
Answer: Hi, Crying it out is harsh but does often work. Depending how old he is and if he is still in a cot you could try our settling techniques for 6 to 12 months, they offer a clear and repetitive message that it`s time to sleep never leaving baby longer than 10 minutes. If in a bed and getting up I recommend you put him back quickly and quietly just letting him know it`s time to sleep, as baby and toddlers learn from repetition. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 01 Jul 2009