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This one is definitely a take it or leave it tip. At night, we wait between 5 and 10 minutes after our son starts to cry before we go in to pick him up. Most times, we have found that he is switching positions and wakes up for a few moments before going back to sleep. We do the same with his naps.

One caveat: Like most parents, we can distinguish between the different cries. I can’t say that I am some sort of baby whisperer — but if it is one of his distress cries, we go get him immediately.

We are not trying to teach him how to “cry it out” or ween him from affection — we simply found that if we picked him up right away he would get excited to see us and be less likely to go back to sleep.

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