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My husband encourages me to let him cry

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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Yes, I know he has been changed. Yes, I know he has been fed. Yes, I know he is comfortable. But...he is just an infant and he needs me for something if he is crying even if it is just for closeness and comfort. I don't mind providing that. Why would I just let him cry his eyes out when he has no other way to communicate? It sets off all of my mommy alarms. There is no way I can just sit back and listen to a young baby scream.
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mommysangelface
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

i cant do it either!

Nothonnadoit
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I'm the same way.  Comfort from mama is as much of a need as milk.

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

How old is he?

wooly
by Knitting Maniac on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

 Me either, go pick him up!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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Scream or fuss? I let my boys fuss minimally to teach self soothing but never let them scream. Once a fuss escalates to a scream I act.
myempyreofdirt
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM
My hubby does the same thing. I put my foot down about it recently. Unless we have something essential to do, the baby is not to be left to cry. I just couldn't handle it anymore.
TrouserMouse
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM
3.5 months

Quoting Not_A_Native:

How old is he?

wodntulk2kno1
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM
It was hard for me too. I eventually gave in a few times and let my kids cry it out. They went to sleep.
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Destiny907
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I do not go along with letting them cry either- there is something one can do to help them calm themselves.. either a swing, a pacifier, bouncy chair- or they have gas,  want to be swaddled.....

I could not let them cry it out either.

iamcafemom83
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Young infants shouldn't be left to scream and cry.
Fussing is a different story.
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