Controlled crying proven to help infants go to sleep

Parents now have access to two baby settling techniques that have evidence showing they improve sleep with no long-term effects on infant stress levels, Australian researchers say.

Flinders University researchers tested a controlled crying technique, as well as a gentler approach called bedtime fading, and found that both helped with sleep and didn’t affect bonding or behaviours 12 months down the track.

The study provided GPs with two sleep education methods that were easily taught