Friday, August 18, 2006

Day 179 - Check in

Today's First Time Parenting Tip - If you're doing the cry-it-out technique, still check in periodically

Some parents let their babies cry it out, some pick them up at the first sign of a whimper. There could be an endless debate on which one is more right, which I won't get into here. But if you are doing the cry-it-out method, that doesn't mean leave him completely alone until he stops.

If you can see your baby, that's safest, but it might agitate him more to see you and have you ignore him. Even if he's in an area where he can't hurt himself, you should check in every five - ten minutes, and immediately if his crying suddenly becomes frantic or labored.

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