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Is it ok to let my 16 month old cry himself to sleep?

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In brief: Yes!

As long as you have made sure there is nothing else wrong with him.

In brief: Yes!

As long as you have made sure there is nothing else wrong with him.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several methods

It's great to teach a 16-month old to put himself back to sleep.
There are several good ways to do this. Here's one: http://www.Drgreene.Com/qa/learning-fall-back-sleep. What does not work well is giving in when kids cry enough.This reinforces the crying.

In brief: Several methods

It's great to teach a 16-month old to put himself back to sleep.
There are several good ways to do this. Here's one: http://www.Drgreene.Com/qa/learning-fall-back-sleep. What does not work well is giving in when kids cry enough.This reinforces the crying.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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