Should You Comfort Your Newborn Or Let It Cry All Night? Here’s What Studies Say

For starters, I hate children. And I say this with a burning conviction.

People have told me that it is in your 20s that you will experience a rapid downpour of maternal instincts. It’s one of those miraculous overcasts that magically transforms you.

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Well, I’m two years into this game and the only epiphany I’ve had since is one that doesn’t involve babies! I’m above average!


Let’s cut the banter. Here’s the point of this article – a new study has found that leaving your baby to cry bloody murder is totally okay. This is according to Dr Claire McCarthy from Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Publishing.

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Does This Mean I Should Let My Baby Cry? 

Well, it’s an ongoing debate. According to Dr Claire McCarthy, it’s only human nature to want to soothe your crying child.

I had a Baby Alive Toy and I took out its batteries. What? It’s human nature!

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She explained that it was okay to let a crying baby be, supporting it with a new study from the journal, Pediatrics.


The study suggests that letting your child cry itself to sleep will not expose him or her to any emotional or behavioural harm.

A Breakdown Of The Study 

Here’s how it went about. The participating families were divided into three groups.

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