Controlled crying safe and effective for improving infant sleep, study confirms

The real-world study found no evidence of harms associated with controversial infant sleep strategies
Baby crying

Letting restless babies ‘cry it out’ during bedtime, or using the controlled crying technique, are both more effective at improving infants’ sleeping patterns than parental presence or no intervention at all, a real-world study shows. 

Australian-led researchers say the two crying-based behavioural interventions led to superior outcomes without jeopardising daytime sleepiness or parent-infant bonding.