I don't believe in letting a baby cio, but today we had to go to a lot of appointments and LO just cried and cried the whole way in the car, I pulled over once but I couldn't soothe him, I knew he was crying because he was exhausted and he can't sleep in his car seat.
I've been reading that letting a baby cry it out is dangerous to their brains and now I'm really anxious, is half an hour straight of screaming enough to do damage? LO is only 2 months old
I don't practice CIO or CC, but as far as the info on damaging LO's brain, I don't believe there is enough substancial evidence to prove that this is actually true. Atleast, I didn't find any.. I am sure he will be fine, it was probably harder on you than your LO. I hate it too, when my LO cries while I'm driving. I feel so helpless!
Same here. Sometimes my son has a meltdown when he wakes up in the car and I can't soothe him because I'm in the middle of crossing the bridge! I've read that it's damaging too but I think every once in a while shouldn't do too much harm. The moment I cross that bridge I pull over and comfort him. I have a nursing cover in the car and just breastfeed him in the back seat.
I believe those studies were surveyed from babies that CIO during sleep training. Crying for an hour EVERY night must be detrimental on anybody's brain. Those studies scare me
Letting baby's cry because your busy is different to leaving them cry to get them to sleep. If your busy you will no doubt talk to them untill you can go over and pick them up, that's still soothing them, your not leaving them on their own to cry.
That being said I suppose how long away the doctors is, if itsva 5/10 min journey it might be better to not stop since by the time you have stopped you could have been there but if it's a longer journey you might want to stop and comfort them so they don't feel abandoned
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