A new study, titled No Need To Make Babies Cry, challenges the view that controlled crying is the most effective approach.
Lead researcher Helen Stevens said the study followed 34 babies aged four to 11 months attending a publicly run residential family care centre in Melbourne
Families attending the centre were doing so because their babies were having trouble settling, she told ABC Radio Melbourne's Rafael Epstein.
"This is the hard end of town."
Responsive vs controlled