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Is it normal to let a toddler cry it out until they sleep?

The “cry it out” method, also known as “ferberization,” is a sleep training technique in which parents allow a child to cry for set intervals of time before checking on the child and providing comfort. Some parents and experts believe that this method can help a child learn to self-soothe and fall asleep on their own, while others believe that it can be harmful and cause stress and anxiety for the child. Ultimately, the decision on whether to use this method is a personal one and should be based on what you feel is best for your child and your family. It’s always recommended to check with pediatrician and discuss your concerns and options.