If you are going to choose the cry it out method to sleep train, it is important to determine if your baby is developmentally ready.
Read on to learn how to assess their readiness.
Three signs your baby is ready for sleep training based on development:
1️⃣ Does the baby have mastery of their limbs? When a baby is laying on their back on their playmat, can they reach up and grab at toys? Can they bring their hands to their mouths? This is an important skill for them to self-soothe.
2️⃣ Is the baby able to regulate himself? When newborns are upset they go from 0-60 when they get upset! As they get a little older (5 months and older) and start to develop the ability to self regulate, that cry turns to a more whiny, meandering cry when they are tired.
3️⃣ Can your baby roll and get comfortable? The rolling milestone is typically seen around 5-6 months of age. Rolling is a “nice to have” rather than a “have to have” in assessing readiness for the cry it out method.
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