TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Common techniques for helping babies — and parents — #sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
The former strategy is aimed at letting babies “self-soothe” on their own, without immediate parental intervention. The latter method extends a baby’s bedtime, to help sleep come more quickly.
Researchers found that both approaches encouraged babies to fall asleep faster at bedtime. The controlled-crying approach also helped them wake up fewer times during the night.