I had a very high needs first child that never could be put down, the sling was a lifesaver. The more he cried the more he'd get worked up and so keeping him from crying was important. My second though is completely different. He needs to cry to blow off steam sometimes and sometimes he just gets really sick of being held, and he wants to be put down to fuss and kick and then relax. Its not "crying it out" if you are right there and your child knows you are present.
6/21/09 at 8:12pm