From our 2006 archives: Why I no longer believe babies should cry themselves to sleep

Why I no longer believe babies should cry themselves to sleep

“Named after Dr. Richard Ferber, the pediatric sleep expert quoted in a previous 2006 articleon parents who share their beds with their children, Ferberization is the process of “training” an infant to sleep by ignoring her crying. As a family physician, I used to advocate the Ferber technique and, as a parent, practised it myself. Since then, I have come to believe that the method is harmful to infant development and to a child’s long-term emotional health.” (click above to read the entire article)

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