Rest assured, study shows sleep training is not harmful on infants

Kid in bed
Kid in bed

Kid in bedBy Betsy Stein

You can put to rest any concerns you might have that certain methods of letting an infant “cry it out” might cause the child long-lasting psychological harm. A new study released recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics says it doesn’t.

The study titled “Five-Year Follow-up of Harms and Benefits of Behavioral Infant Sleep Intervention: Randomized Trial” concluded that behavioral sleep techniques have no marked long-lasting effects (positive or negative) on the child or mother-child relationship.