I am researching colic and the period of the purple cry as I am pretty sure that after a week straight of my newborn screaming his head off every night from 6pm to 2am that he has it. So I'm trying to read up on it and my sister told me to look at the period of purple crying website for tips so I'm scrolling through and looking at things and am absolutely appaled at what I see.
Leave your baby alone? Put on headphones and drown out the crying? Take a nap, while the baby is screaming? I don't fucking think so! A poor baby who is just fresh from the safety and security of the womb does not need to be abandoned to scream. They need to be held and comforted, even if they can't be calmed down. They need to know mommy is there for them and won't leave them. I cannot believe this is actually being practiced...I wonder how many kids have abaondonment issues because of this.
I also find it hilarious that it says "take a warm bath with soft music to relax while your baby cries". What. The. Hell? A) that is not relaxing at all and B) That is selfish!
Then what REALLY got me was the "exercise" section. It says to put on an exercise DVD and work out, and every so often check in with your baby and tell them "Sorry, I am in exercise class right now, I will be with you shortly" like a damn 3 month old is going to understand what that means. Putting a crying infant who has no idea what's going on in the world and just wants it's mommy to love him is laying there screaming while Mommy exercises? How horrible.
I am just in shock.