Asked by Anonymous at 12:38 AM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by mywonderyears at 12:40 AM on Oct. 18, 2010
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Answer by dutchcanadain at 12:46 AM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Oct. 18, 2010
I don't think a 1yo needs to be picked up every time he fusses. If you don't want to hold him you just firmly tell him, "not right noe," and carry on with what you are doing. I have a bad back and my kids had to learn early on that I couldn't be picking them up or carrying them around, especially my older son who was like 26lbs at 1 and I was 9 months pregnant with his sister.
I think it's also good for kids to learn that Mommys have things to do and that the world does NOT revolve around them. If I was busy cooking dinner and one of my kids was demanding to be held they had to wait until I was done. Usually by then they forgot all about it.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:22 AM on Oct. 18, 2010
Answer by Babylove76 at 6:24 AM on Oct. 18, 2010
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