A friend of mine was telling me that while she was giving her older child a bath recently, her baby was in her crib. Baby started crying and mom stayed in the bathroom with the toddler to finish up bathtime before she went to get the baby.
Her inlaws have told her this is abusive to the baby and she shoudn't be left alone to cry, even in a safe place like her crib.
What do you think? Is this abusive?