NOPE...Babies are meant to be held. That's why they are so cuddly and irresistible. While it's fine to have your infant attached to you (via a wrap or baby carrier) during the day, nighttime is different. Babies who are used to being held or rocked to sleep have a hard time drifting off independently___and soothing themselves back to sleep when they awaken during the night. Place your baby in the crib drowsy___but awake , on their back, and let them learn to do it themselves!