I just did
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I just did
As a toddler, yes. Lol. The difference is that fleeting thought and actually DOING it.
Yes I did, thankfully I knew it was okay to put him down and walk away.
That had me tear up. My daughter as an infant put me on edge with crying. I learned to step out the room for a minute and think logically - she's a baby, she does that. It does get frustrating, but shaking a baby was never anything I did or would ever do. I shared this video because like he said, even if it saves just one life. That poor girl...
Exactly. I've abused my walls, bed, doors, but when I went to my baby, I held them gently.
I've also have an amazing husband so he would take over when it got tha tbad as well.
Quoting BeAmour:I've wanted to but the maternal side and my medical knowledge stopped me. There was one night that I had gotten so frustrated bc DS was crying all day, all night. I hadn't slept in about 2 days, I finally got him to calm down and sleep. My head was pounding, I was exhausted. As it always would happen, the minute I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, DS started screaming again. I could have shook him but I hit the wall instead.
I always told myself when I got to that point, it wasn't his fault so don't take it out on him. I never did. No matter how frazzled I was, after I hit the wall or said some profanities before going into his room, I always calmed down and went in with my soothing mommy voice and most of the time, a smiling face.
There was a couple times where I had to put DS in his crib and go outside and just sit for a bit. We lived in an apartment and the steps I sat on was outside his room so I could hear him but it didn't effect me like it did when I was inside. I calmed down, called my mom and went back in.
I do understand how it can happen though. :( it's tragic.
I very rarely bother to check a board twice, so debate, get mad, or whatever it is that'll make you feel better, if you don't like what I have to say, because it won't bother me :)
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