Most parents have heard about Cry It Out (CIO)

But have you heard the science behind why CIO isn’t the best choice for babies?

Listen this for the science behind the infant brain and what can happen if left to cry.

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Things we talked about:

The book – The Science of Mother Infant Sleep [5:15]

Where CIO originated [7:36]

What is CIO, and what isn’t CIO [10:50]

What does CIO do to the brain? [19:20]

Babies figure things out through us [21:50]

Sleep training and breastfeeding [25:28]

Link between CIO, community and extended family [27:50]

Human babies are the most immature mammal [33:00]

Final thoughts – you want to hear this! [34:05]

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