You must always have extreme caution and just as much common sense when it comes to sleeping and crying. This means that the need to educate him to sleep authorizes him to cry for minimal fractions of time, after which action must be taken to reassure him.
Extreme caution and common sense must always be exercised when it comes to sleeping and crying. This means that the need to educate him to sleep authorizes him to cry for minimal fractions of time, after which action must be taken to reassure him. Before wondering whether or not it is appropriate to let him cry and, therefore, before moving on to the facts (however mildly) you must try to get him used to sleeping with gentle but not ineffective methods.
It is a question of proposing to the child a sleep ritual that must always be the same and must end with a sentence pronounced by the mother that sounds to her ears as an affectionate invitation to close her eyes and sleep. The ritual is nothing more than a succession of actions, for example, for older children, washing their teeth, and pajamas, reading a fairy tale, cuddling, turning on the night light, goodnight basin, and “good night phrase”.
If the baby cries when you go away, you can wait a few minutes before comforting him, after which you have to go back and give him a few caresses and remain beside him, in silence, until he stops crying. So you have to walk away again, waiting a few more minutes before getting closer, should he still cry. You must proceed like this, but make sure not to let him cry for too long (maximum 5-7 minutes).
it is not true that the child “must be put to sleep”. In theory, he should slip into sleep spontaneously, because sleeping is a natural and indispensable activity. It is good, therefore, after putting him in the bed to greet him affectionately and leave.