‘No-cry’ sleep training is becoming a popular approach among parents who are terrified by the more often-practiced ‘cry it out’ method. The latter was popularized in Dr. Richard Ferber’s book written in 1985, Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems.
‘Cry It Out’ vs. ‘No-Cry’ Sleep Training
Ferber’s sleep training method is quite difficult to accept for many new parents. Letting your child cry it out is a noisy and tormenting process for parents. It also leads to most parents searching for a gentler method. The ‘no-cry’ sleep training solution is just that, on the surface. However, the gap between this method and the ‘cry it out’ one is not as big as might be expected.
According to clinical sleep psychologist Lynelle Schneeberg, Psy.D., of Yale School of Medicine, ‘no-cry’ sleep training doesn’t differ all that much from ‘cry it out.’ The ‘no-cry’ method just takes a more gradual approach.
‘No-cry’ sleep training is based on the premise that tears aren’t the only way to turn a baby into a self-soother. ‘No-cry’ sleep training fans suggest the creation of a cozy and comforting bedtime routine and sticking to it. In this respect, the method is similar to the ‘cry it out’ approach. From there, the ‘no-cry’ sleep solution steps divides into a multitude of techniques, each of which has its book and set of faithful followers.
Examples of How the Two Methods Work
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer is a book by registered nurse Tracy Hogg who recommends going in when your baby cries, picking them up for a quick reassurance, and then placing them back in the crib and going out of the room. This must be repeated as often as necessary. It doesn’t mean an end to tears, just “fewer tears.”
The Ferber method does not always result in crying, either. Tears occur when a child dependent on external soothing in the shape of rocking, lullabies, comfort-feeding, cuddling, bouncing, or others is in the process of becoming a child capable of falling asleep and staying asleep on their own.
Every sleep training method teaches the baby to be an independent sleeper, capable of falling asleep without parental assistance. Each version of each sleep training method has its benefits and drawbacks. Teaching babies to self-soothe their way back to sleep is difficult and rarely quick, but when it’s successful, everybody’s happier.
Recently, Sylvester Stallone addressed a longstanding question that has been circling between his fans for decades. The question is who would emerge victorious in a hypothetical fight between two of his most famous characters – boxer Rocky Balboa versus soldier John Rambo.
Sylvester Stallone Believes Neither Rambo Nor Rocky Will Ever Be the Same After a Fight Between the Two
Stallone is probably the most qualified person to answer such a question because he has portrayed Rocky in seven films and Rambo in five. According to him, neither man would be the same if a fight was to take place. He also added that even he would pay to see such a match. Stallone wrote about this on Instagram and shared how he envisioned a hypothetical street fight between the two characters.
Stallone Thinks a Fight Between Rocky and Rambo Would Take Place on the Street and Both Characters Have a Chance of Winning
Stallone has described a possible fight between Rambo and Rocky. He pointed out that if the two were to remain upright, Rocky would win due to his body punches and right hooks. However, he stated that if the fight goes to the ground, Rambo will be the one to prevail. He also considered a bloody brutal fight to the end version of the scenario, saying that the fighting would happen outside, like in a street fight, and Rocky would land the first blows. According to him, if that does not take out Rambo, his skill set would be on full display and give him the victory. Still, he left space for Rocky to go on in such an eventuality because he was incredibly resilient and good on the ground too. Eventually, Stallone concluded that whatever the result may be, neither man would ever be the same.
Stallone certainly has much love for both characters, but currently, it seems unlikely that he would reprise either role in the near future. He has already stated that he will not be making an appearance in the upcoming Creed III, and there are no plans for another Rambo movie. Instead, Stallone is focusing his attention on television as he is set to star in the mob drama series Kansas City.