You should not let a 2 month old cry it out. Their bodies are not yet developmentally able to connect their sleep cycles, and so practicing the Extinction Sleep Training Method will not help them sleep longer.
Instead, you should focus on practicing good bedtime and nap routines, proper timing of wake windows and practicing falling asleep drowsy but awake. When a baby's body falls asleep drowsy, but still awake, your baby will end up sleeping longer because the environment stays more stable and they are not alerted between sleep cycles.
In the Lovebug app, we have a limited crying program that helps teach healthy sleep habits from a young age. And, if you want to map our the first few months, join our all-access plan and get a live consulting call with our head sleep coach.
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