Saturday, June 03, 2006

Day 103 - Calm Down

Today's Tip - You can't spoil a baby, a little comfort could be just what they need to calm down

We've been trying to put our son down to sleep while he's still awake, so that he learns how to go to sleep without food or any special circumstances. And sometimes he's laying down on the ground completely fine and then he'll start wailing for no reason other than the fact that he wants to be held. I don't buy into the fact that you've got to teach babies to self soothe. I could listen to him cry for a half hour while he works things out on his own, or I could pick him up for a minute to calm him down and then he's fine for his nap or for more playtime on the ground. As the parent, you know what's right. If your instincts are telling you to pick up your baby and comfort them, do it.

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