Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

The sleep debate: should you coddle or let your baby cry?

It's 3 a.m. and your baby is crying. Should you run to the rescue or let him fall asleep on his own?

The issue is a dividing one, and how much sleep your baby gets - or doesn't - is a debate filled with guilt, competition and confusion in new parent circles.

Parenting expert Ann Douglas, author of Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler, joins Globe writers Erin Anderssen, a firm believer in the no-cry method, and Tralee Pearce, who wrote about the new findings this week.

Story continues below advertisement

What's best for your baby?



<iframe src="http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=cce9c3ad73/height=650/width=600" scrolling="no" height="650px" width="600px" frameBorder ="0" allowTransparency="true" ><a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=cce9c3ad73" >The sleep debate: What's best for your baby?</a></iframe>


Report an error
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.