Australian researchers discovered that you can increase your baby’s sleep duration by 30 per cent by letting your baby cry it out.
According to a psychological article published in Plos One magazine, this results in reducing their mother’s depression by 40 per cent as they get a chance to sleep better too.
The study authors emphasize that crying is not detrimental to infant’s mental health and when left alone crying they develop skills that help them fall asleep by themselves, instead of relying on being rocked into sleep by their parents.
Researchers clarify that these methods are appropriate for babies over six months of age. Such age restrictions are explained by the fact that newly born babies need to be fed at night while six month olds have to be gradually withdrawn from the night eating habit.
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