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Can you spoil a new borm?


Asked by shootingstar22 at 11:48 AM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Spoiling with time, love, cuddles, snuggles, warm baths, feeding times, songs, books.... never. And forever.

    Spoiling with material items.... eventually yes. They start getting the idea between 1-2. Our daughter was the first grandchild on both sides and was spoiled by material items. She never got wind of it, but I started drawing a line, it was too much.

    If people want to spoil with money, have them put it into a college fund.

    And keep spoiling with loves and snuggles for the rest of their lives. It's how they know you love them.

    Answer by lynnard at 11:58 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • No...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:48 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • No - you can get them used to being held, but cuddling and snuggling are not bad things! I wouldn't hold mine while they slept often, because while I don't think it spoils them, I do think it sets up a pretty hard habit to break.

    Answer by missanc at 11:49 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • No

    Answer by Raeann11 at 11:49 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Newborn-NO, after 3 months-YES

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Hell no. They are only a newborn once.

    Answer by Brandi300 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • no

    Answer by Pnukey at 12:03 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • NO!! In fact studies show that the MORE babies are held in the first 6 months, the LESS they cry in the 2nd 6 months.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • A newborn, probably not. But as a PP said after 3 months, yes. I noticed that immediately when we visited relatives around the holidays. They wanted to hold our daughter all the time. Even rocking her to sleep which is a big no no for me. We did that with our first and had the worst time breaking the habit. It's okay to cuddle but I don't believe a baby needs to be held all day and most of the night.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Absolutely not. Who told you something so stupid?

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2010