CINCINNATI - It makes you feel terrible, listening to your baby cry herself to sleep. But that's what many experts advise, so babies can learn to comfort themselves and go to sleep on their own. And also, so parents can get some shut-eye.
Well, here's some comfort for you. New research shows it won't hurt your babies long-term if you let them cry themselves to sleep.
The study in the journal "Pediatrics" finds that sleep training techniques have no lasting emotional or physical effects.
Doctors and parents worried that the techniques could hurt the a child's emotional development and their ability to handle stress.
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