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Should you Constantly hold a crying baby all day just because their parents do it?!

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Aug. 5, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • i think the more important thing would be to figure out why the baby is crying and address that.

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 9:14 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I agree, unless its colic, there is a reason the baby is crying. Address the feeding, diaper, naptime and see what happens.

    Answer by 1stTimeMom2Ella at 9:33 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • Sometimes, the baby is crying because (s)he is being held. Babies, just like adults, just want to be left alone at times. We are able to deal with our stress. Little ones can only show frustration by crying. Not all crying is related to illness, pain, gas, colic - sometimes they get sore from being held all the time. Also, how do children develop muscle tone if they are always put, placed, turned over, moved around, and handled? Let the child fuss, let the child learn to role over. Give the baby a break!

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:34 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • let me rephrase the OP....

    If your sitting a child and there is nothing wrong with them (they ate and full, changed, and not hot), and they just want to be picked up and held all day because thats what their parents do, should you hold them?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • with the rephrasing, i agree with jesse123456. babies do not need constant coddling. they do need to learn to self soothe. that doesn't mean set them down and walk away though- you can put them on a floor mat and engage them for example. they still get interaction without being held all the time.

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 9:38 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

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