A note for the neighbours

crying_newborn_baby_to_sleep_at_night“To whom this may concern:

The loud and desperate cries of your baby are being heard at night – and have been heard for a long time now. They sound like he or she is under excruciating pain or distress.

If you do not know what to do I would advise you to contact the child-protection authorities, seek advice (some links below) and generally take due responsibility for the suffering of a most helpless and dependent person.

If you think you know what you are doing (perhaps leaving her to cry herself to sleep), then bear in mind you might be are causing your baby – and yourself – irreparable harm.”


Margaret Chuong-Kim – Cry It Out: The Potential Dangers of Leaving Your Baby to Cry (http://drbenkim.com/articles-attachment-parenting.html)


Paul M. Fleiss, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.A.P – Mistaken Approaches to Night Waking (http://www.nospank.net/fleiss2.htm)


Australian Association for Infant Mental Health – Position Paper 1: Controlled Crying (http://www.aaimhi.org/documents/position%20papers/controlled_crying.pdf)


Alvin Powell – Children Need Touching and Attention, Harvard Researchers Say (http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/04.09/ChildrenNeedTou.html)


Pinky McKay – The Con of Controlled Crying (http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/pinky_mckay.html)


Linda Folden Palmer – Stress in Infancy (http://www.naturalchild.com/guest/linda_folden_palmer2.html)


Gayle E. McKinnon – CIO? No! The case for not using “cry-it-out” with your children (http://www.storknet.com/cubbies/attachmentparenting/cio.htm)




Katie Allison Granju – Attachment Parenting (book)


Margot Sunderland – The Science of Parenting (book) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075663993X?ie=UTF8&tag=phdinpar-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=075663993X)


Nighttime parenting (book) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452281482?ie=UTF8&tag=phdinpar-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0452281482)

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